BA(Hons) in Economics and Management

BA students
​Examining issues central to the world we live in

Start date:


  • 3 years

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford

About the programme

Economics and Management are ideal intellectual partners, each particularly fitted to strengthen and cross-fertilise the other.

The Economics and Management undergraduate degree programme examines issues central to the world we live in: namely how the economy and organisations function, and how resources are allocated and coordinated to achieve the organisation's objectives. Economics and Management are ideal intellectual partners, each particularly fitted to strengthen and cross-fertilise the other.

The programme will help you understand the world around you and to think clearly and analytically. You will be stimulated intellectually by challenging work.

Graduates from this course pursue a very diverse range of careers. While the majority take jobs in finance or consulting, recent graduates have pursued careers in politics, the clergy, teaching, not-for-profit organisations, and academia. Some students set up their own businesses, or become social entrepreneurs. 

The degree is run jointly between the Saïd Business School and the Economics Department.

students working together

Hear from tutors and students


This is an all-encompassing education into how the economy works from the macro scale to business strategy decisions and the more financial aspects. It really has something for everyone, and the breadth of options on offer are one of its key appeals.

Haseem Shah


What you will learn

Course outline


  • How the economy and organisations function
  • How resources are allocated and coordinated to achieve an organisation’s objectives
  • Broad and analytical appreciation of economics and management studies
  • Sample reading list


  • Advanced critical skills, including developing arguments and critiquing evidence
  • Building interpersonal relations using verbal and written communication
  • Self-directed and reflective learner
  • Self-management and research skills

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of 3 A-Levels at A*AA including Mathematics.

You do not need to have studied Economics or Business but will need to have studied Mathematics to A-Level (A* or A grade) or to HL at IB (score 6 or 7).

The typical offer is: 
•    A*AA at A-Level
•    AA/AAB at Advanced Highers
•    39 points overall (including core points) at IB with three HL subjects at 766 

For any other equivalents see other UK qualifications and international qualifications.

If English is not your first language, you may also need to meet English language requirements.

Find out more 

How to apply

Please visit the applying to Oxford University page for more information.

Dates and deadlines


Start working on your UCAS application form:


  • Choose one of the 20 colleges that offer our course or make an open application if you don’t have a preference for a particular college.  
  • Write your personal statement. Include achievements and experiences that reflect your interest in this course.
  • Organise your academic reference.
  • Your form will be read by the Economics and Management tutors at your chosen or allocated college.

Early September

UCAS applications can be submitted.

Thinking Skills Assessment test registration opens, your school will be able to help you with this process.


Before the final deadline 15 October 2019 6pm (BST):
-    Submit your UCAS application form 
-    Register to take the Thinking Skills Assessment test 

30 October 2019: Take the Thinking Skills Assessment test.



Be prepared to answer questions on any topic you mention in your personal statement.

If you are not invited for interview it means you will not be offered a place.


Offers made.

Open days

Your chance to visit the School, take a tour, talk to faculty and staff, and learn more about the programme.

students chatting

Wednesday 1 July 2020

corridor in Park End Street

Thursday 2 July 2020


For admissions enquiries: 
+44(0)1865 288000

For Economics programme enquiries:
+44 (0)1865 271098 

For Management programme enquiries:
+44 (0)1865 614655