What will I learn?

**Course description** Our four-year BSc Economics and Management course, with an integrated placement year, provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to enhance your profile in the graduate job market. This course looks at different aspects of economics and management, combining them to enable you to excel in your professional life and broaden your career options.The course will provide you with the skills to enable you to analyse how changes in the economic environment affect business organisations, therefore making more informed decisions. You’ll also develop practical management skills that will enable you to effectively manage and lead a team. You’ll develop a theoretical and an applied approach to the world of business economics, understand how macroeconomics underpins everything we do, while getting down to the detail with microeconomics in specific business cases. Our graduates from BSc Economics and Management typically find employment in the fields of economics, management, finance and education. Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Barclays Investment Bank, KPMG, HMRC and Ernst & Young in roles such as Trade Capture Analyst, Technology Consulting Graduate Scheme, Graduate Tax Scheme and Transfer Pricing Analyst.**Key course benefits**• As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area• Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018)• Understand the real world implications behind the theory of economics and why it is so relevant in today’s climate• Economics at Aston is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020).**Course details**- Year 1 – You will study a wide range of modules designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You’ll consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with and the tools and techniques they use.- Year 2 – You will start to specialise in economics and management subjects. The modules will lay a solid foundation towards your final year studies. In addition to developing a good understanding of theories, there is also emphasis on the application of theories towards understanding how businesses and economies operate. Subject areas include Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Markets, Games and Strategy.- Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.- Year 4 - The final year continues with further specialisation in economics and management, with a strong emphasis on the application of theories towards understanding and enhancing the functioning of businesses and economies. Subject areas include International trade, Environmental economics and Entrepreneurial economics.

Which department am I in?

Aston Business School

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,950.00 (US$ 21,858) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

20 September 2021


Main Site

Aston Triangle,


B4 7ET, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have SAT (Reasoning Test) with a minimum of 600 in each section or a min score of 26 in the American College Test (ACT) plus one of the below: at least 3 APs (min score of 4) - this is the preferred option as it would be closest to A levels and involves the student taking AP or college prep classes; at least 3 subjects in SAT Subject tests with a min of 600 in each - for those who don’t have access to the AP test (or some other honours/college prep classes). Engineering and Science subjects will require specific subjects, but students from any stream can apply for courses in Aston Business School.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.