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Business Economics

Study business theories and models present in contemporary organisations in this flexible course with a wide range of optional modules to choose from.

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Key Facts



(BA (Hons)) Business Economics


Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero | International Year One


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Economics explains the problem of scarcity and human behaviour that shapes the world we live in, and that businesses operate in. From standards of living to the causes of market crashes, the impact of economics plays a critical role in all our lives.

In this course you will develop proficiency in a variety of quantitative techniques as well as learn how to apply economic reasoning and tools to analyse real world problems and policy. You will also gain the analytical and critical evaluation skills to recognise how national and global issues affect the performance of a business.

You will have an opportunity to build real skills for future employability. This includes state of the art knowledge in digital software and applications, as well as core skills in writing, presenting and teamwork.

You will study a range of modules, including Macroeconomics for Business, Data Modelling and Analytics and International Economics, Sustainability and Emerging Markets which are all taught by leading experts in their fields.

Your study will be supported by our modern facilities including our Trading Room, which will give you a simulated experience on the same information platform used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Our Business Economics degree helps to open up a wide range of career opportunities for graduates in areas such business, finance and the civil service.

Economics has been at the centre stage of policy analysis in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, with sound economic skills and competencies being sought-after in many areas.

Recent graduates have progressed to professional roles such as business analyst, audit associate and financial analyst in globally renowned organisations, including Deutsche Bank, KPMG and PwC.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.