Business and Economics BA

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Business and Economics BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      27 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,350

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Hertfordshire’s BA degree in Business and Economics will give you the knowledge, skills and contacts you need to embark on a career in business or even to create your own start-up upon graduation. You’ll learn how economics informs government, corporate and public policy decisions. You’ll also see how closely intertwined economic and business planning methods have become, and learn to use economic tools in a business context.

    This course includes the option of taking a year to study abroad or in professional placement at one of Hertfordshire’s partner organisations. This is an incredible opportunity to stretch yourself not just as a student but also as a person. A year abroad can give you the international perspective you’ll need to operate a business in the new global economy, and a year in work placement can give you the kind of real world business skills that employers of all kinds demand.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time, with an optional year abroad or in work placement stretching it to 4 years.

    Year 1 Core Modules Include:

    • Accounting for Business
    • Economics Tools and Techniques (double module)
    • Global Perspectives in Business
    • Introduction to Business and Management
    • Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • Introduction to Microeconomics

    Year 2 Core Modules Include:

    • Business Economics Techniques
    • Consumers, Firms and Markets
    • Enterprise
    • Exploring Business Ethics
    • International Trade and the Open Economy
    • Macroeconomics
    • Managing People
    • Skills for Economists

    Year 3 Core Modules Include:

    • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
    • Economics of Strategy
    • HBS Placement
    • Industrial Organisation
    • Industry Practice in Business (MLO)
    • International Production and Governance
    • Issues in Global Economy
    • Strategic Leadership in a Changing World (double module)

    In addition, you’ll be able to select from among the following optional modules in your third year:

    • Industrial Placement (Semester B Only)
    • Industrial Placement (Full Year)
    • Placement Study Abroad (South East Asia, Full Year)
    • Placement Study Abroad (North America Full Year)
    • Placement Study Abroad (Australia Full Year)
    • Placement Study Abroad (Europe, Semester A Only)
    • Placement Study Abroad (Europe, Semester B Only)
    • Placement Study Abroad (Europe, Full Year)
    • Industrial Placement (Semester A Only)
    • Creative Problem Solving for Managers

    Learning & Teaching

    Hertfordshire’s teaching methods are largely traditional, as befits a heavily business-focused university. These methods include extensive use of large lectures, smaller seminars and interactive tutorials, as well as a great deal of group and individual study.

    Typically, a one hour lecture will be followed by a one hour seminar. The lecture class will introduce new concepts and the seminar will give students the opportunity to discuss these new concepts and get valuable feedback, both from teaching staff and other students.

    Career Possiblities

    A business degree from Hertfordshire will make you a very competitive candidate in a wide range of roles. Recent graduates have gone on to accept roles with well-known organisations like the Royal Bank of Scotland, Hewett Packard, Jaguar Land Rover and Amazon UK.

    Many students who participated in the year in work placement have been offered permanent positions with their placement hosts, including organisations like Lloyds TSB, PwC and KPMG.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 72 UCAS Tariff points or the international equivalent. The full list of qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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