BSc in Economics
It has always been recognised that an understanding of Economics is necessary for mastery of the worlds of Accounting, Business and Finance. In today’s business climate knowledge of Information Systems has become increasingly prized. The degree programmes in Economics with Information Systems, with entries in January, July and September each year, aim to give students the opportunity to develop expertise in these two key areas.
The ability to control and manipulate knowledge and information effectively is becoming ever more critical for the modern organisation. Today’s economies are increasingly knowledge and information economies. Designing and building efficient and innovative computer systems requires up-to-date knowledge of information and communications technologies at an advanced level. Those trained in these areas will maintain a crucial advantage in the work environment.
Familiarity with the areas of Economics and Information Systems and a knowledge of the ways in which they overlap and complement each other will equip successful graduates to move into careers in many different fields, including business, banking, education and, if desired, a more advanced study of Economics and / or Information Systems at the masters level.
The Department employs a variety of teaching methods in different modules. Lectures and small group tutorials form the backbone of the teaching. Personal contact with members of the academic staff is considered to be essential if each student’s personal enthusiasm for their studies is to be stimulated.
A range of activities is pursued within the tutorial groups depending upon the module. Some modules emphasise problem solving as a means of reinforcing and cementing the important ideas – for example the module in Microeconomic Theory. Occasionally we use game playing to encourage discussion and understanding – for example when competing groups of students try to control a computer model of the economy in Principles of Macroeconomics. Other modules place greater emphasis on writing short and accurate technical pieces (Welfare Economics) or longer more discursive papers.
A dissertation on an approved topic may be substituted for a written examination in ONE Second-year elective with the approval of the lecturer concerned and the Head of Department.
Last updated September 28, 2017