Business Economics BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.550 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Inghilterra)
Cosa impari in questo corso?
Skills and Training
Want to know more about our courses and life at the University? Why not tweet us #AskCU and find out!— Coventry University (@covcampus) February 9, 2015 OVERVIEW
This Business Economics course runs in 2016/17. This course covers topical issues in the UK and world economy, including the impact of energy prices on consumers, pay and reward in the banking sector and business pricing strategies. This degree develops skills which can help enable you to take up key decision-making positions in a rapidly changing business environment.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This course aims to give you a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles along with all the mathematical, computing and statistical tools you will need. Importance is always placed on training you to think like an economist. Emphasis is also placed on real-world applications of the theory being taught.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- strong links with the Government Economic Service (GES), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Barclays
and the Bank of England. Some of our recent students have secured highly competitive placements with the Government Economic Service, including working in HM Treasury;
- experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching;
- learning through economic experiments including a trading pit game, international trading game and the chance to run your own production line;
- the opportunity to apply for a year in industry offering rewarding work experience, where you can exercise your technical skills in a professional environment;
- computer lab work based on various statistical packages which allow you to consider important relationships such as the link between unemployment and inflation, interest rates and the demand
- specialist knowledge and evaluation techniques as preparation for postgraduate study and
- links with overseas associated institutions in Hong Kong, China, India, Tanzania and Singapore,
with opportunities for student and academic staff exchanges;
- studying with Coventry Business School who are currently a member of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of Business Schools (ABS).
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
Memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
In your first year you will study fundamental issues and concepts underlying business decision-making including: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Applied Economics, and Quantitative Analysis.
In the second and final year you specialise in economic subjects in the business area which will provide you with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the business sector, enhancing your chances of getting a job in this sector.
You will study issues such as: the impact of firms outsourcing (moving) jobs from the UK to other countries such as India; and being able to answers questions like: what determines the differences in wages between workers? Do bosses of firms get bonuses for failing? Are regulators doing their job in ensuring competition?
There will also be an optional placement or study abroad year after completing your first two years.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Teaching is through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and classroom games. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 70%; coursework, tests, essays 10%; practical or project work 10%; group work etc. 5%; presentations, posters etc. 5%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: up to 2 hours each week including academic tutorials, employment tutorials, project supervision, online tutorials and pastoral support
Medium group teaching: 6 hours of workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 22–24 hours each week studying and revising in your own time each week"