Business Studies (Economics/Strategy/Finance) BSc (Hons)

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About the course

This course is designed for and will appeal to students who wish to study the global impact of finance and economic activity upon strategy and how organisations compete throughout the world.

  • Optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience with employers such as IBM, Intel, Audi, VW, HSBC, M&S, Siemens and Xerox
  • Start your own business with funding, enterprise, and academic support for one year through DMU's Enterprise Incubation Programme
  • Study an academic year at either a European or US university. Tuition in English at many institutions may lead to 'Double Degree' awards
  • Opportunities to participate in Business and Industry Summer Schools in China
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About the course

This course is designed for and will appeal to students who wish to study the global impact of finance and economic activity upon strategy and how organisations compete throughout the world.

  • Optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience with employers such as IBM, Intel, Audi, VW, HSBC, M&S, Siemens and Xerox
  • Start your own business with funding, enterprise, and academic support for one year through DMU's Enterprise Incubation Programme
  • Study an academic year at either a European or US university. Tuition in English at many institutions may lead to 'Double Degree' awards
  • Opportunities to participate in Business and Industry Summer Schools in China
  • Certain modules offer exemptions from professional bodies, eg CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW

Business is driven by commercial, environmental, social and economic influences and is a lively and challenging area in which to study and work. This course provides a cuttingedge contemporary platform for examining and analysing business concepts, ideas, practices and methods in a truly international context, and gives you the opportunity to combine broad business disciplines with a specific pathway in the fields of either economics, strategy or finance.

The first year introduces the key principles of the business world. In the second year you can begin to focus on a particular area of business, or continue studying a range of subjects. In the final year, you will study core modules and choose from a wide range across the subjects of Economics, Finance, or general business and strategy.

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Key facts

UCAS course code: N102

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

  • Typical offers at 300 UCAS Points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level (including Maths if you wish to pursue the Finance stream) and achieve one grade B or above in one subject
  • Five GCSEs at grades A–C including English Language and Maths
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ Points.

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

International students:

If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Teaching and assessment

Through lectures, tutorials and seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment will include coursework (such as presentations, essays and reports) and normally an exam or test.

You will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures, tutorials etc) each week, and are expected to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work, research etc as required.

Course modules

First year

  • Economics
  • Business Environment
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Business Communications and Creativity
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions

Second year

  • Business and Managerial Economics
  • Business Research Issues and Analysis
  • Contemporary Management

Third year

  • Economics of Strategy
  • Contemporary Business Issues

Programme/Module Information Handbooks:

Business Studies (Economics/Strategy/Finance) BSc (Hons)|

Work experience and placements

Optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience.

Graduate careers

Our graduates are highly rated by industry and have an excellent employment record consistently above the national average.

Give yourself a competitive edge in the graduate job market with a compulsory business placement with 'blue chip' multinationals, business and financial support in starting up your own business or overseas study experience.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Fees: £9,000

International Fees: £10,750

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Facilities

Our new £35 million building offers state-of-the-art teaching and computer lab facilities.

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