Business Economics BA (Hons)

University of Liverpool
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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About this program

Business Economics BA (Hons)

The BA Business Economics programme gives you a firm foundation of knowledge in business economics, as well as a complementary training in a focused business pathway: Accounting and Finance or International Business.

Covering the main principles of business and your chosen pathway you will also study the key areas of economics to understand and put into a business context its role within business, the UK and the wider global economy.

By developing quantitative and analytical skills as well as a broader business knowledge our graduates are highly employable, finding careers in a variety of specialist and general business related roles in companies such as Bank of America, Deloitte, PepsiCo, PwC, Sky as well as smaller specialist firms.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

AAB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

General Studies is not considered for this course.

Subject requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade A/7 required.

Some Level 3 qualifications are only acceptable alongside 2 A levels, please contact us for details.

If you narrowly miss the entry requirements, we may take your subjects into account when we have your results. Students with two or more of these subjects may be given preference if places are available.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

BTEC Diploma at D*D* plus one A level at a minimum grade of B.

Or BTEC Extended Diploma at D*D*D plus one A level at a minimum grade of B.

BTEC applicants without an A level should apply to N100, N120 or N500.

BTEC qualifications must be in a Business related subject.


International Baccalaureate

35 points with no score less than 4 - International Baccalaureate Mathematical Studies is not accepted for any Management School programme in lieu of GCSE Mathematics, or Higher Level Mathematics where this is a requirement

Irish Leaving Certificate


Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher

Scottish Advanced Highers at AAB

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Only acceptable alongside 2 A levels: WB grade A with A levels AB or WB grade B with A levels AA


Accepted in a relevant Business/Humanities/Social Science subject, 45 L3 Credits at Distinction

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.

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Program content

Year One

Compulsory Modules

  • Development of Economic Thought
  • Mathematics for Economics and Business
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Professional Skills and Employment Preparation
  • Statistics for Economics and Business
  • Global Economic (and Business) Environment
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting

Year Two

Compulsory Modules

  • International Management
  • Introductory Econometrics for Business and Economics
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Management Economics
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Microeconomics for Business Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting 1
  • Accounting Theory
  • Management Accounting
  • International Development

Year Three

Compulsory Modules

  • Debates in Macroeconomic Policy
  • Industrial Organisation

Optional Modules

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Business Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reporting and Analysis
  • Creative Sector Economics
  • Financial Crises and Defaults
  • Financial Reporting 2
  • Financial Risk Management
  • The Price of Football
  • Game Theoretical Approaches to Microeconomics
  • International Trade
  • Issues in Development Finance
  • Law and Economics
  • The Economics of Developing Countries
  • Business in Emerging Markets
  • Global Strategic Management
  • The Football Business
  • Health Economics
  • Sports Economics


Home (UK) Undergraduates: £9,250 per academic year

Career paths

Studying Business Economics at the School not only develops specific quantitative and analytical skills but a broader business knowledge from studying both business and economics. It also develops skills of flexibility, problem-solving ability, commercial awareness and communication, are highly valued by employers.

Our former students enjoy careers in many professions, including:

Business Account Manager, Business Analyst, Sales & Marketing Manager, Associate Consultant, Audit Associate, Trainee Chartered Accountant, Financial Analyst, Marketing Associate, Paraplanner, Corporate Finance Associate, Operations Analyst, Associate Analyst, Trainee Market Settler, Account Executive, Financial Services Controller and Graduate Accelerated Career Programme.

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University of Liverpool

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Contact info

University of Liverpool

14 Oxford St
L69 3BX Liverpool
United Kingdom


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