BSc Economics and Management 2017/18

Top six in the UK for Economics

The Guardian and The Times

Key facts

UCAS Code:
3 years full time
Typical A Level offer:
AAA Full entry requirements.
UK/EU fees:
International fees:
Study abroad:
Work placement:
View previous year of entry

Combine a specialised study of economics with a broad understanding of the functions and processes involved in the management of an organisation.

You’ll cover the core concepts, practices and techniques of each subject, gaining an understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics, organisational behaviour and strategic management. You’ll also learn about key aspects of business such as marketing and supply chain management. Diverse optional modules will give you the chance to focus on topics that interest you, such as business or labour economics, econometrics, transnational corporations or managing people from different backgrounds and cultures.

You’ll explore the interaction between the economic environment and the organisations which inhabit it, while developing the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by the business world and employers in both the private and public sectors.

Course content

Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.

Year 1 equips you with the mathematical and statistical knowledge you’ll need to study both subjects, and a basic understanding of accounting practices. You’ll also explore economic theory and history, and study organisational behaviour as the basis for your management modules.

From this foundation, you’ll develop your knowledge in both subjects over the course of Year 2. You’ll study microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well choosing from a range of optional modules on topics as diverse as labour economics, econometrics and transport economics. On the management side, you’ll explore important business functions like marketing, operations and supply chain management, the use of information in organisations and how the principles of organisational behaviour work in practice.

By your final year, you’ll have strong research and analytical skills to apply to your dissertation – an independently researched project on a management topics of your choice. Another compulsory module will examine the challenges of strategic management. In addition, you’ll select optional modules from both subjects focusing on the topics that suit your interests and career plans, from management decision-making to public enterprise and regulation.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Year 1
  • Compulsory modules

  • Personal Tutorials for Economics10 credits
  • Accounting for Managers10 credits
  • Mathematical Economics10 credits
  • Economics and Global History10 credits
  • Organisational Behaviour20 credits
  • Starting Your Own Business10 credits
  • Economic Theory and Applications 120 credits
  • Statistics for Economics and Business 110 credits
  • Mathematics for Economics and Business 1 (for those without A-level mathematics)10 credits
  • Optional modules

  • Economic Institutions (Labour)10 credits
  • Economic Controversies10 credits
  • Analytical Methods20 credits
Year 2
  • Compulsory modules

  • Anthropology for Business10 credits
  • Intermediate Microeconomics10 credits
  • Introduction to Econometrics10 credits
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics10 credits
  • Marketing20 credits
  • Optional modules

  • How Managers Make Decisions10 credits
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management10 credits
  • Corporate Social Responsibility10 credits
  • Introduction to Health Economics10 credits
  • From Study to Work10 credits
  • Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 credits
  • Industrial Economics10 credits
  • Mathematics for Business and Economics 210 credits
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 credits
  • Explanation in Economics10 credits
  • The International Economic Environment10 credits
  • Business Economics10 credits
  • Applied Economics10 credits
  • Labour Economics10 credits
  • Economics of Innovation10 credits
  • Statistics for Business and Economics 210 credits
  • How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 credits
  • Ethics and Economics10 credits
  • Advanced Management Decision Making10 credits
  • Information in Organisations10 credits
  • Organisational Behaviour in Practice10 credits
  • Transport Economics10 credits
  • Project Appraisal10 credits
Year 3
  • Compulsory modules

  • Strategic Management20 credits
  • Dissertation40 credits
  • Optional modules

  • Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health10 credits
  • Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective20 credits
  • Diversity Management20 credits
  • Business Ethics20 credits
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation20 credits
  • Advanced Microeconomics10 credits
  • International Trade10 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 credits
  • Information Management in Organisations10 credits
  • International Banking and Finance10 credits
  • International Marketing10 credits
  • Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 credits
  • Economics Project20 credits
  • Economic Development20 credits
  • Economics of Famines20 credits
  • Environmental Economics10 credits
  • Applied Econometrics10 credits
  • Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 credits
  • Public Enterprise and Regulation10 credits
  • Advanced Macroeconomics10 credits
  • Advertising and Promotional Management10 credits
  • Global Economic Coordination and Governance10 credits
  • Current Topics in European Integration10 credits
  • Economics of Labour-Managed Firms10 credits
  • The Economics of Unions10 credits
  • International Business Management20 credits
  • Managing Across Cultures20 credits
  • Marketing Strategy20 credits
  • Contemporary Management Consulting20 credits
  • Strategic Human Resource Management20 credits
  • Management Decision Making20 credits
  • Employment Law20 credits
  • The Political Economy of Work10 credits
  • Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 credits
  • Managing Global Value Chains20 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Economics and Management BSc in programme catalogue

Broadening your academic horizons

At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.

Learning and teaching

You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.

You’ll also benefit from dedicated academic counselling from your Head of Year, a lecturer in your subject area who will meet you individually during the year and act as a personal tutor.


We use a variety of assessment methods to help you develop a range of transferable skills that you’ll need in professional life, These are likely to include coursework, exams, oral presentations, group reports and dissertations.

Entry requirements, fees and applying

Entry requirements




Mathematics grade A and English Language grade B or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.

Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications for this course.

Alternative Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

We consider the Access to Higher Education Diploma to be suitable for mature UK/EU applicants (21+) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education. Applicants must complete a Business-related diploma of 60 credits with 45 credits at level 3. At least 30 level 3 credits must be at Distinction and 15 at Merit. All applicants taking this qualification will be interviewed.


We will consider BTEC qualifications alongside academic A-levels. Read more about our BTEC entry requirements.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3,D3,M1, excluding the Cambridge Pre-U certificate in Global Perspectives and Independent Research.

International Baccalaureate

35 overall (17 higher), including 5 in Mathematics at studies, standard or higher level and English at standard or higher level. For those candidates who meet our Mathematics and English requirements through another qualification, 5 points will not be required within the IB Diploma. We are unable to accept Literature and Performance in place of English.

Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)

AAAAAA. Mathematics and English Language will be accepted at ordinary level on a grade for grade basis.

Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

AAAAAA OR AAABB ( A at advanced level) OR AABBB (AA at advanced level) OR AAA at advanced level. Intermediate 2 / National 5 Mathematics and English are acceptable in lieu of GCSE requirements on a grade for grade basis.

Alternative entry

We’re committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.

Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.

Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.


We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.

How to apply

Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.

The deadline for international students to apply to Leeds University Business School courses is 30 June.

International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

Leeds University Business School Undergraduate Admissions Policy 2016



International: TBC

Fees are published in the September before the year of entry. They will be updated here after this date.

If you take a study abroad or work placement year, you’ll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.

Read more about paying fees and charges.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

Find out if you can get help at Leeds Financial Support, Scholarships and Government support.

Career opportunities

An economics degree can open a variety of doors for you. Over the last few years we have seen graduates go into a wide variety of careers including roles such as Portfolio Manager, Insolvency Case Officer, Management Consultant, Financial Advisor, Commercial Analyst, Teacher, Investment Manager, and Risk Analyst. Individuals also progress into graduate study.

Find out more about Careers and Employability in Leeds University Business School

Careers support

You will be supported throughout your studies by a dedicated employability team in the Business School who will help you develop and demonstrate the professional skills and experience that top employers are looking for through one-to-one support, workshops and lectures from employers such as L’Oréal and Unilever.

The team also works with a large network of experienced professionals from companies such as HSBC, M&S and KPMG, who take part in our innovative Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme. With around 140 places available, this scheme offers Business School students the chance to receive free one-to-one advice and mentoring for a year during their studies.

In addition, Leeds University Business School students also have full access to the University Careers Centre and Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies. Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.

Placement opportunities

Study abroad

On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.

Read more about Study Year Abroad

Year in industry

Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to spend a year on placement with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in the UK or overseas.

Read more about the Year in Industry

Year in enterprise

EU students with a viable business plan have the opportunity to apply for a year in enterprise as part of this course. During this year you will start your own business with support from the University including advice, office space and living costs allowance.

Read more about the Year in Enterprise

I can honestly say that I believe the placement was as valuable to me as taking a Masters course would have been.

Mr Jeremy Book, United Kingdom
BSc Economics and Management
View full profile

The course helped develop and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit I always knew I had.

Sam Zubaidi, United Kingdom
BSc Economics and Management
View full profile

Related courses


BSc Business Analytics

"Data Scientist - the sexiest job of the 21st century" Harvard Business Review. A rare opportunity to study this subject as an undergraduate.

Read more

BSc Economics

Develop a deep understanding of the factors that influence income, wealth and wellbeing, now and how they may change in the future.

Read more

BSc Business Economics

Study how rigorous economic theory is applied to develop an understanding of the economic environment within which businesses operate.

Read more