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Economics, Finance and International Business - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Maybe you’re keen to work in finance or business operations? This degree will teach you the ins and outs of business, finance and economics to help you prepare for a successful career in a range of business and finance related roles. 

On top of learning key theories and economic issues, you’ll be shown how to use the Bloomberg financial data software system that’s used on trading floors across the globe. We also make sure you have opportunities to learn from and network with industry experts.

The Guardian ranked our economics courses second in London in its 2020 university league tables. We also ranked ninth for student satisfaction on our economics courses by the Complete University Guide 2020

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More about this course

This Economics, Finance and International Business course is designed to give you a broad but in-depth understanding of business theory and know-how, so you can go on to build an exciting career in a range of business or finance roles.

You’ll study everything from finance and economics, through to business operations, risk management, capital markets, innovation and business strategy.

Along with the support from our lecturers, you’ll learn how to analyse economic and financial data in our Bloomberg room, using the Bloomberg software system that’s widely used on trade floors around the world. You’ll also become familiar with other tools and packages such as Eviews, Stata, SPSS and Business Simulation.

This degree also covers the changing world of business, focusing on the impact of Brexit and other global debates on trade.

Our network with the city of London and other national businesses means you’ll benefit from guest lectures and networking events. These events give you the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge from experienced business professionals, economists and finance practitioners.

We want you to graduate in the best possible position, so that’s why we give you the option to include a sandwich work-placement year. This opportunity will give you an insight into the working world, help you develop practical skills, network with business professionals and gain hands-on experience to help you secure that dream graduate job after the course.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through essays, group work, case studies, individual presentations, coursework, mini-projects, group reports, seen and unseen exams, as well as a dissertation in your final year.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code LN10
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

These requirements may vary in individual cases.

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons).

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2020/21 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Tuesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Wednesday morning
    • autumn semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Tuesday morning

    The first part of the module aims to introduce students to the basic foundations of law and its relationship with the business professions. The second part of the module would concentrate on the relevance of ethics in the business and accountancy professions. This part would highlight the importance of avoiding fraud and misleading statements by adopting the most recent ethical standards of financial reporting and corporate practices.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Tuesday afternoon
    • spring semester - Wednesday morning
    • spring semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • spring semester - Tuesday morning

    The Data Science, Research and Analysis module provides a fundamental grounding of basic knowledge of data science and computer software to facilitate the collection, analysis and presentation of accounting data. The module prepares learners for the accounting & finance and related professions. This will be achieved through learning relevant academic and practical skills which will enable learners to succeed academically and develop key workplace research skills. It also provides skills to analyse data, interpret and communicate qualitative/quantitative results in the form of information. Furthermore, the module deals with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of accounting and financial data through measuring changes and associations of variables.

    This module also provides basic skills in gathering and understanding of financial and non-financial data/information to develop complete knowledge of the client business and the environment in which it operates. It develops students’ basic skills and understanding to help them prepare business plans and advise on the actions to implement these plans. The skills developed through the understanding of data science and researching to provide solutions of issues raised in the accounting and finance sectors.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Monday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Monday morning

    The module focuses on the organisation, structure and functions of financial markets and market participants. It provides the theoretical and practical framework for understanding the operation of financial markets and institutions.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Thursday afternoon
    • spring semester - Thursday morning
    • spring semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • spring semester - Wednesday morning
    • spring semester - Tuesday afternoon
    • spring semester - Tuesday morning
    • spring semester - Monday afternoon

    This module provides an introduction to the management of people in organisations, or as it is commonly known ‘Human Resource Management’. It is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines, and not just those looking to pursue a career in HRM. Ultimately, the management of people is often the responsibility of line managers and supervisors so it is important that all graduates of Guildhall School of Business and Law are equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement this effectively in practice. This module will take a critical perspective, illuminating to students not only the ways ‘good’ people management can contribute to performance and employee well-being but also the potential problems implementing this in practice.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Friday afternoon

    The module will introduce students to key themes and theories of macroeconomics, providing a secure foundation for students pursuing specialist degrees in Economics, Business Economics, Banking and Finance, Economics and Finance; Economics, Finance and International Business.

    Students will be introduced to the main concepts of macroeconomic theory, national income accounting, simple macroeconomic models and policy issues. The module will look at the role of government in managing the national economy and explain the main determinants of economic growth, short-run fluctuations in economic activity and business cycles, inflation, unemployment, balance of payments and exchange rates. Reference will be made to key macro-economic variables and the relationships between these variables. The underlying theme of this module will be the application of macroeconomic principles and policies to contemporary macroeconomic issues, and the exploration of their relevance in the context of business and finance.

    The module also aims to develop a number of transferable skills of students, e.g. communication skills, numeracy, research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Friday afternoon

    The module introduces students to key principles of microeconomics, providing a secure foundation for students pursuing specialist degrees in Economics, Business Economics, Banking and Finance, Economics and Finance; Economics, Finance and International Business.

    The module covers the central concepts of microeconomic theory and explores the relevance of these to the operations of businesses including financial services firms. The main themes are the role of markets, individual consumer behaviour, and the operations of individual firms.

    The module also aims to develop a number of transferrable skills of students, e.g. communication skills, teamwork, numeracy, analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Tuesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Wednesday morning
    • autumn semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Tuesday morning

    Data analysis is a top business priority. It drives the opportunity for performance improvement and, with advances in technology and software, data are generated at an ever increasing rate. As such, it is not surprising business data analysis and software skills are among the top graduate skills sought by employers today. Understanding and Managing Data, responds to these market demands by providing the underpinning skills required to make effective use of quantitative and statistical analyses and develops students’ interpretation and reporting skills.

    The module introduces data-based decision making and performance measurement and provides students with the practical experience of using Excel to transform data into meaningful information. It further introduces students to forecasting, target setting and project management. As such, it provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of statistical methods for business decision making. In doing so, it provides the skills and knowledge required for levels 5 and 6 modules, including the dissertation and consultancy project, that develop and evaluate the quantitative aspects of business management.

    Overall, this module develops the analytical and communication skills relevant to understanding business information, with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques in the context of business management, decision making and performance measurement.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Wednesday morning
    • spring semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • spring semester - Thursday afternoon
    • spring semester - Monday afternoon
    • spring semester - Monday morning

    The focus of this module is to equip students to understand organisations in contexts past, present and future, and enable them to analyse the macro, micro, internal and external business and economic environments in which they operate. An understanding of the environments will facilitate the interpretation of situations and enable decisions that add value for businesses. The focus of the module is on the external and internal influences on organizations and the effect these have on business practices.
    The module is designed to be used by Level 4 undergraduate students on a range of programmes. Examples, illustrations and case studies will be drawn from chosen industry sectors such as advertising, aviation, events, finance, marketing, music, transport, tourism, and applied to reinforce basic concepts. This will enhance the ability of students to understand particular business problems and aspects of the business and economic environment. Topics and case studies will cover business issues that are contemporary and relevant to the real world.

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After the course

This course aims to open doors to various roles for our graduates. Our alumni have secured jobs in international companies and the public sector, chosen to specialise in postgraduate study, or even decided to start their own business.

After successfully completing this degree, you’ll not only have an in-depth understanding of each area of business, but also be able to interpret and analyse key data. You’ll understand economic, finance and business theory and be able to make sound business decisions based on this knowledge.

Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

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How to apply

Clearing 2020: If you’re a UK or EU student applying for a full-time degree starting this autumn, you’ll need to apply through Clearing. If you're an international applicant or wanting to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.



When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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