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.


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

How to apply

Follow the normal procedure for applying to Oxford University.

You don't need to have studied economics or business but will need to have studied maths to A-level standard. The normal offer is A*AA.

If you are not taking A-levels, check the University’s admissions page for information on the criteria for your school system.

Dates and deadlines


Submit your UCAS form.

Choose one of the 20 colleges that offer our course. If you don’t have a preference for a particular college, you will be assigned one at random.Your form will be read by the Economics and Management tutors at your chosen or allocated college.Your personal statement should include your achievements and experiences that reflect your interest in this course.

Take your Thinking Skills Assessment test.




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

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


Offers made


Maths to A-level standard

If you're a non-native English speaker you will need to achieve one of the following, or equivalent:

  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components)
  • TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5

Open days

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