Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Business Economics

UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: L112

What you'll study

You study theory in lectures and tutorials. The culmination of the programme is the final-year dissertation or research project.

Business economists have to identify and focus on the most important aspects of a question under pressure. These skills are best tested in formal timed examinations which play a major role in this programme. You are also assessed through tests, essays, reports and assignments.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Principles of Economics 1

  • Techniques for Applied Economics 1

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Techniques for Applied Economics 2

  • Marketing

Optional modules

  • Summer School

  • World Economy

  • Passport Languages

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

One elective from:

  • Consumer and Business Buyer Behaviour

  • Financial Reporting

  • Financial Management

  • European Business

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Operations

  • Responsible Business in Society

One elective from:

  • Integrated Marketing Communications and Branding

  • Management Accounting

  • Information Systems in Accounting and Finance

  • Supply Chain Information Management and Big Data

  • Organisational Management

Optional modules

  • Development Economics

  • Industrial Economics

  • Passport Languages

  • Decision Making for Managers

  • Summer School

  • Research Methods

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Advanced Business Economics

  • Labour Economics

  • Applied Business Economics

  • Economics of Government

  • Dissertation or Research Project

Optional modules

  • Business Project Management

  • Management Consulting

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More about this course

Studying Business Economics at Hull enables you to develop ways of thinking and a skill set that will make you valuable to a wide range of employers. You'll study under research-active experts in our state-of-the-art business school, which has international accreditation from AACSB (held by fewer than 5% of business programmes worldwide). Combine this with the opportunity to boost your employability through the option of an extra year of professional experience, often with a top global business, or by studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia.

Our staff are themselves helping to advance their subjects, bringing a particular edge to learning and teaching. You gain an understanding of economic theory and build up a set of skills in economic analysis. You also acquire a valuable range of numerical and data-handling abilities alongside your specialist subject knowledge, and will be skilled at communicating the results of your work. Our alumni include Jeremy Darroch (Chief Executive of Sky plc), Muhtar Kent (Chairman and Chief Executive of Coca Coca) and Robert Elstone (CEO of Everton Football Club).

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Our graduates go on to successful careers with illustrious organisations such as J P Morgan, Rolls-Royce, The Home Office, Rothschild and BP.

With over 90 years of experience, Hull has a long-established reputation for Economics.

Learn with state-of-the-art business software in our inspiring Grade II listed buildings.

Study abroad and gain valuable and life-enriching experience as part of your degree.

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Entry requirements

2019 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • Applicants should have GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or C, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 15 credits at distinction and 15 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £14,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Graduates will be well placed to enter the Government Economic Service, especially in the more business-facing departments of government. They'll also be well qualified for positions in economic consultancies or trade and representative bodies such as the CBI, as well as in industry and commerce.

Most graduates are likely to gain employment in positions where their degree knowledge is valuable but not essential. So all sectors of the economy are potentially available (including self employment). Examples of firms which have taken on our recent graduates are Hull Trains, RWE, Npower, IBM, Young’s Seafood, BAE Systems, Deutsche Börse Group and Airbus.

A significant number of graduates are likely to progress to further study (most likely a one-year Masters degree) before seeking employment.

Our dedicated Centre for Professional Succcess will connect you with businesses and keep you up to date with relevant work placements, company projects and job opportunities and skills to help give you the edge in the employment market.

Our free Alumni Connect scheme is open to all graduates and provides a wide range of career resources, online events and country-specific recruitment guides, all designed to enhance your career long after graduation.