BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Economics and Business Finance

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Economics courses at Brunel combine an understanding of theory with the practical skills necessary to apply your knowledge to a business, industrial, financial or government environment. It is this combination, together with a strong background in finance, that distinguishes Brunel’s courses from other economics degrees.

This programme allows you to study the fundamental analytical techniques of micro and macroeconomics, while also developing knowledge and understanding of the core concepts and issues in corporate policy, finance and investment. Initial emphasis is on both theory and practical applications. In your final year you have the option to choose between more specialist modules in economics or finance. The Economics and Business Finance degree equips you with the core theoretical and practical skills necessary to understand and analyse economic and corporate financing and investment decisions in the business world. It also prepares you for a variety of potential careers including management consultancy, business analysis and economic forecasting.

Programme description

Economics courses at Brunel combine an understanding of theory with the practical skills necessary to apply your knowledge to a business, industrial, financial or government environment. It is this combination, together with a strong background in finance, that distinguishes Brunel’s courses from other economics degrees.

This programme allows you to study the fundamental analytical techniques of micro and macroeconomics, while also developing knowledge and understanding of the core concepts and issues in corporate policy, finance and investment. Initial emphasis is on both theory and practical applications. In your final year you have the option to choose between more specialist modules in economics or finance. The Economics and Business Finance degree equips you with the core theoretical and practical skills necessary to understand and analyse economic and corporate financing and investment decisions in the business world. It also prepares you for a variety of potential careers including management consultancy, business analysis and economic forecasting.

Key Modules

Past graduates have gone on to work in the following areas:

  • The City: Merrill Lynch (Brokers), NatWest (Financing Futures)
  • Chartered Accountancy: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG
  • Central Government: the Bank of England, the Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Department of Transport
  • Local Government: Finance Departments, Corporate Planning, the National Audit Office, Health Trusts/Authorities
  • Industry: BP, Rank Xerox, Marks and Spencer, ICL
  • Other: CBI, the Civil Aviation Authority, British Airways
Module & Subject

The BSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Professional Skills and Statistics

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Corporate Finance
  • Microeconomics Principles II
  • Macroeconomic Principles II
  • Corporate Investment
  • Money and Banking

Options

Choose 1 from

  • Econometrics for Finance
  • Introduction to Econometrics

Level 3

Compulsory

  • Economics Project
  • Advanced Topics in Economic Theory

Options

Choose 1 from

  • Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
  • Financial Engineering

Plus choose 2 from

  • Managerial and Industrial Economics
  • The Economics of Labour Markets
  • Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • International Money and Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Development Economics
  • Further Econometrics
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER