Business Economics

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 Years/ 4 years with placement, Full time/Sandwich
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Business and Management, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Overview

This thorough training in analytical techniques for economic and financial decision making will open up a wide range of careers in business, finance and government.

Business Economics at Keele is a highly integrated programme which combines economics, finance and management plus specific skills which will be extremely useful in your future career. You’ll learn to use analytical techniques to address real world problems and policy related issues. There will be opportunities to explore the economic and financial behaviour of households, businesses and governments, plus managerial decision making in the private and public sectors. You’ll become familiar with quantitative and qualitative methods of economic, financial and business research, and learn to use professional software tools to analyse and interpret data. 

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Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:

Module Catalogue

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

Business Economics offers a gateway to a huge number of varied and interesting careers in the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. This programme will prepare you well for seeking employment or going on to further study; either way, you might find yourself working as a financial adviser, chartered management accountant, financial risk analyst, stockbroker, insurance broker, logistics manager, banker, or business manager in any field. This undergraduate degree will also prepare you for postgraduate studies in Economics or Finance or related areas. 

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Students are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) (BA Hons).

For overseas students who do not meet direct entry requirements, we offer the opportunity to take an intensive International Year One in Business and Management leading to second year degree entry.

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Business Economics with Foundation Year: L1L3 View Unistats for this course

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Study abroad

On the Business Economics programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination. 


This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and offers a number of important exemptions from their professional exams.

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Sriya Katechia

Sriya Katechia

"The Keele experience is a truly unique one."

Economics and Finance Graduate, 2014.