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University of Westminster Economics and Management BA Honours
University of Westminster

Economics and Management BA Honours

London, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time

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GBP 15,400 / per year *

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* international | UK: £9,250

Introduction

Whether caused by politics, environmental issues or world health crises, the global economy is ever-changing and of growing concern to businesses. Monitoring and predicting the impact of economics on business is now a top priority, raising the demand for graduates who understand how markets work and how local and international issues can affect competition and performance.

Combining the study of economics with general business management, this degree is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to analyse the individual company and industry performance within the context of global economics. Using live and historical data in our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Suite (FMS), you’ll apply economic theory and practice to real-world businesses, learning how to plan, evaluate economic trends and become better placed to help firms make effective business decisions.

To help you support future business and management decisions, we’ll examine how and why businesses emerge, exist and expand – studying their global environment, relationship and interactions with employees, providers of capital, customers, competitors, government and other regulatory bodies. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the economic, qualitative and quantitative techniques and ideas used to analyse and solve business problems in a global marketplace.

Taught by academics with substantial business experience across the range of business disciplines, through consultancy or knowledge exchange, there is an emphasis on learning through practice, so you graduate with the breadth of knowledge and capabilities to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary business issues and challenges. Throughout the course, you’ll also develop a range of transferrable skills highly prized by employers, such as critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, as well as a sound grasp of analysis, presentations and negotiation techniques.

You’ll be capable of holding positions of significant responsibility and authority in public companies, private businesses and government agencies. Past graduates have found successful employment as management, marketing and advertising trainees, as trainee accountants and brand managers, recruitment consultants, retail managers and assistants in market research, PR and global branding.

Top reasons to study with us

  • Study at one of London’s leading centres for business education based in the heart of London and its political, media and financial services scene
  • Courses are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body that come from professional practice and/or are regularly published in top international journals
  • Employability embedded across the curriculum, with dedicated specialist modules at every level
  • Access to one of the largest financial databases in our state-of-the-art Bloomberg virtual trading room
  • Participate in Westminster Working Cultures trips to understand working cultures within businesses abroad, which in the past have included Berlin, Mumbai and Washington DC
  • Free online subscription to The Financial Times

Why study this course?

  • Combine theory and practice
    Link theory to global practice through real-life case studies, guest lectures, field trips and insight from one of the world’s largest financial databases.
  • Learn industry-standard software
    Enhance your digital literacy and computer skills by using industry-standard software, including Excel, Tableau and FAME.
  • Build connections
    Build connections with peers and future business leaders.

Professional recognition

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world's largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business. If you are considering a career in finance and business, the CIMA qualification will open doors with employers all over the world. Upon completing this course, you'll be able to apply for 4 exemptions entering into their Operational Level.

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