Leeds University Business School

Business Economics

Leeds University Business School
In Leeds

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Leeds
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  • Leeds
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This course explores how economic theory is applied to develop an understanding of the economic environment within which businesses operate, and will prepare you for a variety of stimulating careers.
You’ll cover the core concepts, practices and techniques in economics and combine this with gaining analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by employers in both the private and public sectors.
A range of optional modules will allow you to explore the topics that suit your interests and career plans, from the wider business environment to banking and finance and health, labour or transport economics.
You’ll explore different approaches to economics in a challenging and supportive environment at Leeds University Business School, home of the Applied Institute of Research in Economics.

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Maurice Keyworth Building, The University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT, North Yorkshire, England
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Maurice Keyworth Building, The University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT, North Yorkshire, England

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· Requirements

Entry requirements A-level: AAA GCSE: Mathematics grade A/7 and English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification. Other course specific tests: Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications for this course. Select alternative qualification Access to HE Diploma BTEC Cambridge Pre-U International Baccalaureate Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate) Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers Alternative entry We’re committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background. e formal links...

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Victoria Mortimer
4.5 05/03/2017
What I would highlight: What I enjoyed the most was the Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy module. It really interested me and was well delivered by Dan Coffey who is a really helpful.
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What you'll learn on the course

International Trade
Business Economics
Banking and Finance
Banking Finance
Economic Theory
GCSE Mathematics
Behavioural Economics
Behavioural Economics

Course programme

Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.

Compulsory modules in Year 1 will give you a good grounding in economic theory and history, as well as the mathematical and statistical skills that you’ll need throughout your studies. You can explore economic issues in more depth through your choice of optional modules or study topics like finance or organisational behaviour.

Year 2 allows you to develop this knowledge in different aspects of economics, including industrial economics, econometrics and microeconomics and macroeconomics. You’ll also gain specific knowledge related to business economics, including why firms exist, corporate governance, what makes people work and how people make decisions. In addition, you’ll choose from a wide range of options, which include areas of economics that involve macroeconomic policy, growth, and international dimension.

The knowledge and skills you gain will provide the starting point for your final year, where you’ll look at public enterprise, regulation, and the strategies that business and corporations use alongside diverse options from behavioural economics to the political economy of work. You’ll also showcase your research and analytical skills through your dissertation – a major independent research project on a topic of your choice.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Modules Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Economics 10 credits
  • Mathematical Economics 10 credits
  • Economics and Global History 10 credits
  • Economic Institutions (Industry) 10 credits
  • Research Skills for Economists 10 credits
  • Economic Theory and Applications 1 20 credits

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Industrial Economics 10 credits
  • Intermediate Microeconomics 10 credits
  • Business Economics 10 credits
  • Applied Economics 10 credits
  • Introduction to Econometrics 10 credits
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics 10 credits
  • Economics of Innovation 10 credits

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Economics Dissertation 30 credits
  • Public Enterprise and Regulation 10 credits
  • Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy 20 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Business Economics BSc in the course catalogue

Broadening your academic horizons

At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.

Learning and teaching

You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.

You’ll also benefit from dedicated academic counselling from your Head of Year, a lecturer in your subject area who will meet you individually during the year and act as a personal tutor.


We use a variety of assessment methods to help you develop a range of transferable skills that you’ll need in professional life. These are likely to include coursework, exams, oral presentations, group reports and dissertations.

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