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BSc in Business Economics (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Business Economics

Course Description

This course offers you the opportunity to combine a core programme of study in economics with a wide selection of optional modules in business, finance and management.

Economics has been defined as the study of human choice, and the impact of choice on the production, distribution and consumption of scarce resources. Microeconomics deals with choice at the individual level, and macroeconomics analyses the economy as a whole. 

This course programme includes a core microeconomics and macroeconomics component, and a specialism focusing on the economic context of business decision making. You will develop an awareness of applications of economics in areas including business management, finance and public policy. 

A degree in Business Economics will appeal to anyone who wishes to study economic issues at local, national and international levels, while developing practical skills in business, finance and management which will subsequently be attractive to employers in both the private and public sectors.

This course offers you the opportunity to combine a core programme of study in economics with a wide selection of optional modules in business, finance and management. Economics has been defined as the study of human choice, and the impact of choice on the production, distribution and consumption of scarce resources. Microeconomics deals with choice at the individual level, and...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-1105: Principles of Business Mgmt (20) or
    ADB-1105: Egwyddorion Rheoli Busnes (20)
  • ASB-1114: Business Analytics (20) or
    ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes (20)
  • ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics & Banking (20)
  • ASB-1300: CORE Economics (20) or
    ACB-1300: Economeg CORE (20)

Semester 2

  • ASB-1105: Principles of Business Mgmt or
    ADB-1105: Egwyddorion Rheoli Busnes
  • ASB-1114: Business Analytics or
    ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes
  • ASB-1117: Fin Techniques and Analysis (20) or
    ADB-1117: Techneg Dadansoddiad Cyllidol (20)
  • ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics & Banking
  • ASB-1300: CORE Economics or
    ACB-1300: Economeg CORE

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • QXS-1002: Vocabulary (10) (Semester 2)
  • QXS-1003: Speaking and listening (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-1004: Grammar and Writing 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-1005: Grammar and Writing 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-1110: Mgmt & Financial Accounting (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ADB-1110: Cyfrifeg Rheolaeth ac Ariannol (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-1501: Banks and Financial Markets (20) (Semester 1) or
    ADB-1501: Banciau & Marchnadau Ariannol (20) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-1600: Marketing (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ACB-1600: Marchnata (20) (Semester 1 + 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-2111: Statistical Methods (20) or
    ADB-2111: Dulliau Ystadegol (20)
  • ASB-2307: Microeconomics (20)
  • ASB-2320: Current Issues in Economics (20)

Semester 2

  • ASB-2111: Statistical Methods or
    ADB-2111: Dulliau Ystadegol
  • ASB-2308: Macroeconomics (20)
  • ASB-2320: Current Issues in Economics

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QXS-2001: Integrated English Skills 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-2002: Integrated English Skills 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • QXS-2003: Business English 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-2004: Business English 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2112: Business Information Systems (10) (Semester 2) or
    ADB-2112: Systemau Gwybodaeth Busnes (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2116: Consumer Behaviour (20) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2202: Corporate Finance (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • CCB-2202: Ymdrin â'ch Pwnc yn Gymraeg (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2400: Law for Business (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2406: Work Placement (10) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ACB-2406: Lleoliad Gwaith (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2414: Management: Planning & Control (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2416: Operations Strategy (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-2502: Personal Finance and Banking (20) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2507: Management Accounting (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2508: Corporate Gov'nce & Regulation (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2511: Evolution of Mgmt Thought (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2515: Financial Accounting 1 (10) (Semester 1) or
    ADB-2515: Cyfrifeg Ariannol (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-2517: Marketing Communication (20) (Semester 1) or
    ADB-2517: Cyfathrebu Marchnata (20) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-2521: Leadership and HRM (20) (Semester 1 + 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-3313: Financial Economics (10)
  • ASB-3317: Econometrics (20)
  • ASB-3514: Industrial Organisation (10)

Semester 2

  • ASB-3301: Macroeconomics (10)
  • ASB-3316: Applied Economics (20)

Optional Modules

50 credits from:

  • ASB-3008: Financial Technology (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3009: Strategic Management (20) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3103: Marketing Strategy & Man. (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3104: Entrepreneurship Cap & Firm (10) (Semester 1) or
    ADB-3104: Entrepreneuriaeth Cyf & Cwmni (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3114: e-Marketing (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3122: Intl Business Competency (20) (Semester 1)
  • CCB-3202: Ymdrin â'ch Pwnc yn Gymraeg (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3204: Corporate Risk Management (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3400: Law for Business (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-3527: Executive Compensation (10) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 ASB-1105: Principles of Business Mgmt (20) or ADB-1105: Egwyddorion Rheoli Busnes (20) ASB-1114: Business Analytics (20) or ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes (20) ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics &...

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Entry Requirements

GCSE: Maths grade C/4 required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by asis
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

GCSE: Maths grade C/4 required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: Pass City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case...

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Assessment Methods

You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises.

You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises.