BA(Hons) Economics and Management

​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.

What you will learn

Course structure


  • 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


  • 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
students working together

Hear from tutors and students

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.

Suggested reading

To help you decide whether Oxford's Economics and Management programme is right for you, we provide a list of the kinds of articles and books that have previously been part of the first year of study.





How to apply


Once you have decided that Oxford is right for you, start working on your UCAS application form:




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 at 6pm (BST):

  • Submit your UCAS application form 
  • Register to take the Thinking Skills Assessment test 


Thursday 2 November 2022: 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 talk to faculty, students and staff and learn more about the school and the programme.


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



For Admissions enquiries:
Please submit your questions via the Undergraduate Admissions FAQ page


For Economics courses enquiries:
44 (0)1865 271098 


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