The ability to analyse and solve business problems in market economies is highly sought after in many types of careers, both in the UK and around the world.
The BA (Hons) Business Economics degree at Lincoln combines topics in business and economics with the opportunity to develop the skills and problem-solving abilities needed to tackle the multi-faceted problems faced by today’s business managers.
The course explores business, industrial, macro-economic, and international economic contexts from an economist’s analytic perspective. It enables students to develop key skills in economics, finance, and business.
The programme has been designed to provide a theoretical understanding of the economic decisions faced by businesses, with a focus on the application within national and international settings. It is aimed at students who wish to study an economics degree, but who have not followed economics or mathematics at A-Level, or its equivalent, and who are looking for a business-focused programme without a considerable mathematics component.
How You Study
Business Economics combines the study of economics with a wide variety of business and finance-related topics. In the first year, students can gain a solid grounding in economics, marketing, business finance, and law. This is built on in the second year, with topics including fundamental econometrics, and competition and regulation. Industries and firms are examined from an economic perspective.
During the final year, students are able to choose optional modules in finance and economics, enabling them to tailor the degree to match their individual interests and career aspirations. They have the opportunity to undertake a substantive independent research project on a topic of their choice, with guidance from their academic supervisor.
Contact hours vary by course and can take many forms, including lectures, seminars, and workshops. A full-time undergraduate student should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term-time, supplementing contact hours with independent study. This is an important aspect of university-level education. As a general rule, you will be expected to spend two to three hours working independently for every hour in class.
Methods of Assessment
The way in which you will be assessed will depend on your chosen course. It may include coursework, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work, or presentations. A full breakdown of current assessment methods can be found on the individual course pages of this website. The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.
Introduction to Business Finance (Core)
Introduction to Business Law (Core)
Organisational Behaviour (Core)
Principles of Economics (Core)
Principles of Marketing (Core)
Lincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 1 (Option)†
Competition and Regulation (Core)
Fundamentals of Econometrics (Core)
History of Economic Thought (Core)
International Economics (Core)
Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Core)
Managerial Economics I (Core)
Budgeting for Business (Option)†
Contemporary Issues in Banking (Option)†
Finance for Business (Option)†
Financial Markets and Institutions (Option)†
LIBS International Year Abroad (Option)†
Lincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 2 (Option)†
Money, Banking and Financial Markets (Option)†
Professional Practice (Option)†
Decision-Making and Game Theory (Core)
Economic Policy Analysis (Core)
Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy (Core)
Personnel Economics (Core)
Behavioral Finance and Economics (Option)†
Lincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 3 (Option)†
Private Banking and Wealth Management (Option)†
How You Are Assessed
The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.
For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.
"I decided to study Business Economics because I wanted a more applied type of Economics degree, and I chose Lincoln because of its small and welcoming community – here you aren’t just a student ID number."
Lydia Gallyer-Barnett, BA (Hons) Business Economics student
Entry Requirements 2021-22
GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.
EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
Teaching and Learning During Covid-19
At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.
Work Placement Year
All full-time students on this course have the option to undertake a year-long work placement after their second year, enabling them to gain hands-on experience in the industry. Students are expected to source their own placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required. Those who choose this route do not pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln Business School and University schemes. For more information, please visit the LIBS work placement pages.
Student Managed Investment Fund
Lincoln International Business School offers the Student Managed Investment Fund (LSMIF), which is an investment fund created, operated, and maintained by students within the school, with everything running within the real-world environment of finance.
Students will be managing real money with the the objective of positive returns whilst managing risk. Industry veteran and long-time lecturer Hao Quach will help support the students throughout, with many years of experience in all aspects of investment banking and 20 years teaching in multiple countries, Hao will use his experience to ensure the stability of the fund and provide guidance.
This course aims to equip students with transferable skills in preparation for a career in business, including roles in business management, communication analysis, and data interpretation. Students may choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.