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Business & Economics BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: VT89

Unlock the secrets of business and management, markets, economics and growth. You’ll work on real life projects and will gain eligibility for Affiliate Member status of the Chartered Management Institute on our business and economics degree.


Course length: 3 years full-time
Start dates: September 2024
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): EconomicsBusiness Management
Department: Business School
Business and Economics students during a lecture

If applying for September 2025 entry this course is BSc (Hons) Business and Economics.

How can businesses plan to grow and anticipate changing market behaviours? Why do some businesses thrive in a recession, while others fail? Why does a situation in one country affect the economy in another? On our business and economics degree you’ll see how an understanding of economics can inform decision-making for business strategy and global trade.

The economy is at the forefront of political and business life. This means that economists are constantly in demand by businesses. Our business and economics degree equips you with the knowledge and skills required for your future career.

You’ll explore contemporary business practices. Analyse past and present economic theory. And apply the theory to real-life situations. You’ll also examine the impact of global perspectives on private and public sector businesses while understanding what can affect local and international markets.

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Course features

  • International students can apply

  • Learn a language option available

  • Professional accreditation

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

What you'll study

You’ll dive into business economics and finances, looking at organisational behaviour in the marketplace, as well as international business environments. We’ll introduce you to accounting and statistics where you’ll learn how to interpret financial information. You’ll also explore the importance of marketing in business decision-making and success, whilst considering how businesses ensure operations run as efficiently and profitably as possible.

Compulsory modules:

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Business Economics
Introduction to Accounting and Statistics
Statistics for Economics

Three of:

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Marketing for Business
New Venture Creation
Operations Management
People and Organisations
Language 1

In the second year of your business and economics degree, you’ll explore supply, demand, price and elasticity, strengthening your knowledge and skills in business economics. You’ll also begin to study international economics. You’ll understand currency markets and international investment. You’ll learn about managing the human resource and explore research methods for business. In your second year, you’ll get to choose two modules which might include topics like branding, consumer behaviour, and law for business.

Compulsory modules:

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Intermediate Economic Analysis
International Economics
Managing the Human Resource
Research Methods for Business

Two of:

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Branding: Integrated Digital Campaigns
Business and Company Law
Consumer Behaviour
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Finance and Performance Management
Graduate Enterprise
International Business
Leadership Culture and Change
Loyalty Generation and CRM
Managing People
Project Management
Retail Marketing Planning
Services and Experiential Marketing
Social Media Monitoring and Analytics
Language 2

Your final year will see you head into contemporary issues in economics and finance. You’ll look into developments that enhance or slow economic growth, and develop skills in strategic management. You will also choose to work on a dissertation, or an extended business project. As well as furthering your knowledge of contemporary economics, you will have the chance to choose an optional module such as Entrepreneurship and Innovation, or Sustainability and Business.

Compulsory modules:

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Contemporary Issues in Economics
Development Economics
Strategic Management

One of:

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Advertising in Marketing Communications
Business Strategy and Digital Goods
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Enterprise Management
Global Logistics and International Trade
Global Marketing Management
Marketing and Society
Marketing Simulation
Organisational Misbehaviour
Strategic Financial Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Sustainability and Business
Language 3

Where your course includes optional modules, these are to provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will be spending time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations, posters and video production.

Throughout this degree in business and economics, you will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement or participation in a graduate enterprise project. In addition, you will undertake live client projects with organisations or work on agreed projects with real outcomes and impact.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

The programme uses different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capabilities and critical thinking. Assessments will be linked to business practices that allow you to develop your CV for future graduate level employment.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This business and economics degree has been designed by specialists in accountancy, business development, economics, human resource management, marketing, and the digital economy. The programme team includes several researchers who publish regularly while also working with local and national businesses and international research groups on cutting edge projects.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.


Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Edge Hill Business School.A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School


Tuition fees

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EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

By the time you finish our business and economics degree, you’ll have developed a broad economic understanding and will have acquired skills that are sought after by both privately held businesses and government organisations.

What can you do with a business and economics degree? Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations like British Aerospace, Airbus, Bentley Motors, and HMRC. Wherever you find work, you’ll have the skills needed to react, strategise and plan for business growth and success.

Previous graduates have used their knowledge to enter careers across a diverse range of sectors, securing roles such as:

  • Operations manager
  • Project officer
  • Business and finance manager
  • Digital account manager
  • Business development manager

Applying for a graduate role isn’t your only option though. You could stay at Edge Hill to take your studies even further. We offer a range of postgraduate courses in business and management.

On this course you will gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your degree and one year after graduation.

On successful completion of your degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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