Business with Economics - BSc (Hons)

You’ve set your sights high. You want a course that connects you with up-to-the minute ideas and discussions. We’ve designed our full-time Business with Economics degree to match that ambition.

Course details

Here at ARU, you won’t just learn in the classroom. There’s the chance to take economics out of the classroom, debating big ideas such as the minimum wage, capitalism and Brexit in our popular Economics in the Pub sessions.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

By studying Business with Economics at ARU, you’ll be looking at the ‘bigger picture’. Together, we’ll explore accounting and mathematics, statistics and econometrics, micro- and macroeconomics. But we’ll also study business more broadly, covering topics such as project management, sustainability, the EU economy and international trade.

As the course progresses, you’ll establish areas of interest that you can develop in your final project. You’ll understand how economics and business, put together, influence organisations’ behaviour and performance – and ultimately impact on all our lives.

These are big ideas. Studying Business with Economics at ARU gives you the space and support you need to grasp them on your own terms.


Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Our BSc (Hons) Business with Economics gives you the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ll need to work as an economist, whether that’s in the public or private sector. It’s also a good basis for a range of related careers in business and industry. 

You could find yourself working for think-tanks or charities, consultancies, national or local government, banks, or accountancy firms. Or you may choose to pursue a career in a related field, such as marketing. 

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MBA or MSc International Business. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.


All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course. You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations as well as group or individual reports. You’ll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our learning management system, Canvas.

  • Global Business Environment and International Strategy
  • Introduction to Business Contracts and the Law
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Digital Business and Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management
  • Micro and Macro Economics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • The Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Project Management and Implementation
  • Sustainability and Responsible Business
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Undergraduate Major Project