Course structure

First year

In the first year, you will take three courses:

1 - Introductory Economics provides a broad introduction to the study of economics and quantitative methods. This course covers microeconomics, macroeconomics and probability and statistics, including topics such as consumer behaviour, production, markets, aggregate demand and supply, inflation, and unemployment.

2 - General Management provides an overview of management as a function and as a field of study. It seeks to develop a critical understanding of management theory and practice, and to explore management change across time and national contexts. Concepts such as power, culture, and reward, which are crucial to the management of organisational resources and the production of goods and services, are introduced and critically assessed.

3 - Financial Management consists of financial reporting and financial analysis. Financial reporting develops an appreciation of the theory, practice, and effectiveness of modern financial reporting and the key processes associated with ratio analysis, credit analysis, and corporate investment planning (as examples). Financial analysis considers how assets are valued and the implications of such valuations for corporate policy. You will explore issues such as the structure of interest rates and the relationship between risk and return on assets.

At the end of the first year, you will take examinations (Prelims) in each of the three courses before moving on to the second year.

Second and third years

You must take at least two courses in economics (of which one is microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative economics or development of the world economy since 1800) and at least two management courses. You can choose four other courses from more than 20 options in economics and management, including:

  • Accounting
  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Development economics
  • Econometrics
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Finance
  • Game theory
  • Economics of industry
  • Industrial economics
  • International economics
  • Marketing
  • Money and banking
  • Organisational behaviour and analysis
  • Public economics
  • Strategic management
  • Technology and operations management

Please note that the options above are illustrative and may change. There may also be restrictions on the numbers to offer some options in any particular year.

You can substitute a thesis for one optional course, on a topic of your choice.

At the end of the third year, you will take examinations in each of your core and optional courses. There are no examinations during your second year.