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BA (Hons.) in Business Economics

The degree combines a wide array of technical, analytical and mathematical skills. This degree is perfect for students with deep interest in the factors affecting the economy in general and the business organisation in particular. The primary goal of the award is to produce a proactive and holistic graduate with sufficient skills and knowledge of the business aspects of economics and the functional areas of business. In addition, a study of applied microeconomics, focusing on the behaviour of firms and macroeconomics, analysing the economy as a whole, strengthens the understanding of business and lays the foundation for a managerial role.

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The BA (Hons) in Business Economics and the Business Economics Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

The award is a combination of economic and business principles focusing on macro and micro details of the economy and the international influence. It explores the various aspects of economic principles in relation to the business environment. Students are expected to gather and interpret data, construct and deconstruct models, analyse problems and propose solutions, and describe and interpret economic situations. Moreover, students will also have a glimpse of other business modules such as entrepreneurship and enterprise, finance and financial planning, business development, strategic management and investments. Furthermore, work experience with personal development planning forms part of the award structure.

After the completion of the award, there are a multitude of possible career choices for students. The transferable skills acquired on the course are highly attractive to employers, making business economics graduates highly marketable. The business orientated applied economics on this award provides a solid foundation for careers as business economists and more general business management careers.

The BA (Hons) in Business Economics can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years.

BA (Hons) in Business Economics

 

Level

Semester/ Teaching Block

 

Module Title (Credits)

 

 

 

Level 3

 

Semester/ Teaching Block 1

English Language Proficiency-  GLT3001

20 Credits Compulsory

English for Academic Purposes & Study Skills - GLT3006

20 Credits Compulsory

Academic Skills in Practice - GRM3000

20 credits Compulsory

Information Technology in Business - GCO3000

20 credits Compulsory

Introduction to Quantitative Methods – GRM3001

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/Teaching Block 2

Management in Contemporary Organisations - GHL3000

20 credits Compulsory

Entrepreneurship (Creativity and Innovation) - GRM3002

20 credits Compulsory

Personal Finance - GAC3000

20 credits Compulsory

 

 

Level 4

 

 

Semester/Teaching Block 1

Introductory Microeconomics  - GEC4001

20 credits Compulsory

Finance for Managers - GAC4010

20 credits Compulsory

Gulf Regional Legal Environment of Business - GHL4010

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/Teaching Block 2

Introductory Macroeconomics - GEC4002

20 credits Compulsory

Quantitative Methods - GEC4003

20 credits Compulsory

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise - GRM4003

20 credits Compulsory

 

 

 

Level 5

Semester/Teaching Block 1

Intermediate Microeconomics - GEC5003

20 credits Compulsory

Financial Planning for Business - GAC5011

10 credits Compulsory

Quantitative Methods II - GEC5005

20 credits Compulsory

Research Skills for Economists - GEC5015

10 credits Compulsory

Semester/Teaching Block 2

 

Intermediate Macroeconomics - GEC5004

20 credits Compulsory

Summer Experience of Work with Personal Development Planning - GRM5031    10 credits Compulsory/

Work Experience with Personal Development Planning - GRM5032

10 credits Compulsory

Developing a Business - GLT5006

10 credits Compulsory

Money, Banking and Risk - GAC5013

20 credits OR

Investment Markets and Principles - GAC5014

20 credits

 

 

Level 6

 

Semester/Teaching Block 1

Applied Microeconomics - GEC6003

20 credits Compulsory

Strategic Management - GSP6000

20 credits  Compulsory

Applied Macroeconomics - GEC6004

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/Teaching Block 2

Intermediate Applied Econometrics - GEC6018

10 credits Compulsory

Dissertation - GEC6017

30 credits Compulsory

Investment Management - GAC6005

20 credits OR

Public Policy Economics - GEC6014

20 credits

 

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