Business Economics BSc

In the world of business, success often hinges on decision-making that is founded on proper knowledge of economics and finance. By delving deep into modern economic analysis and ideas, you’ll discover what it takes to make these decisions.

Course details

Leicester’s School of Business has an international reputation for being at the forefront of innovation in economic science, and you will be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus. This course will prepare you for a career in the business and financial sectors, including business management and financial management.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

University of Leicester

Course overview

You will develop your understanding of modern economic analysis and ideas, and of their relevance to a variety of business contexts and decision-making situations. This course combines a solid grounding in both economics, management and business studies-related topics, helping you to gain an awareness of the interconnection between the business and general economic environments.

We will also foster your analytical abilities and critical appraisal skills, which are particularly useful transferable skills for graduate employment. You will also gain important quantitative skills, as well as communication and IT skills.


Entry requirements

A/AS-levels: ABB. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies or Critical Thinking not included. Own language may be considered.

EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.

GCSE: Grade B (5) in Mathematics and Grade C (4) in English Language

International Baccalaureate: Pass Full Diploma with 30 points, including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths Analysis and Approach or 6 in SL Maths Application and Interpretation or 4 in HL Maths Analysis and Approach if not held at GCSE.

BTEC Extended National Diploma: DDD in Business diploma with strong GCSE background including Mathematics at grade B (5) and English Language at grade C (4).

T Levels: Distinction in Finance (plus 5 GCSEs at grade 5 including Maths and English)


Our economics graduates have gone onto work for employers such as:

  • Santander
  • PWC
  • Virgin Media
  • Deutsche Bank
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte


 We also have a student entrepreneurship academic lead who provides links with our students and the Innovation Hub.

  • Microeconomics
  • Maths for Economics 1
  • Statistics for Economists 1
  • Macroeconomics
  • Maths for Economics 2
  • Statistics for Economists 2

Contemporary Issues in Economics, Finance and Business (year-long module)
Four of our economics courses share the exact same first year. This means that you can switch to any of these degrees at the end of your first year:

  • Economics BSc
  • Economics and Data Analytics BSc
  • Economics and Accounting BSc
  • Financial Economics and Banking BSc
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Firms, Markets and Welfare
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Topics in Applied Econometrics
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Principles of Finance

Option modules
Choose one option module from:

  • The Business Environment
  • Strategy
  • Then choose one option module from:
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice


  • Business Economics
  • International Business
  • Dissertation
  • Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Industrial Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Ethics
  • Business in the Digital Economy
  • Business Law

Business Data Science
Then choose two option modules from:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Taxation