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Economics studies how consumers, firms and governments make decisions that together determine how resources are allocated. An appreciation of economics helps to make sense of government policy-making, the conduct of businesses and the enormous changes in economic systems which are occurring throughout the world. Management is concerned with the effective use and coordination of materials and labour within organisations in the pursuit of the organisation’s defined objectives. It considers the interrelationship and interactions between distinct parts of an organisation, and between the organisation and its environment. Management students look at theories, models and frameworks in order to understand how managers behave and consider their role in the process of decision-making.
This top-ranking Economics and Management undergraduate degree programme examines issues central to the world: how the economy and organisations function, and how resources are allocated and coordinated. Economics and Management are ideal intellectual partners. Economics provides a broad understanding of economic activity within which all organisations function; Management in turn analyses the character and goals of that functioning.
The lectures and seminars are provided by the Department of Economics and the Saïd Business School.
A typical weekly timetable
- Six lectures and two tutorials or classes
- Preparation for the tutorials and classes: reading, writing essays, solving problem sets; up to two and a half days for each tutorial or class
- Discussing the essay or the problems in the tutorial or class
Three courses are taken:
First University examinations: Three written papers
|2nd and 3rd years|
Optional courses, of which at least two must be in Management
Choose from more than 20 options papers. Current options include:
The options listed above are illustrative and may change. More information about current options is available on the Saïd Business School website.
Final University examinations: The three core Economics papers and five optional papers (including at least two from Management) are examined by written examinations. It is possible to write a thesis in either Economics or Management in place of one optional paper.
- A-levels: A*AA including Mathematics at grade A or above
- Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
- IB: 39 (including core points) with 766 at HL
- Or any other 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
- TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 110 with component scores of at least: Listening 22, Reading 24, Speaking 25, and Writing 24.
Candidates are required to have Mathematics to A-level (A* or A grade), Advanced Higher (A grade), Higher Level in the IB (score 6 or 7) or another equivalent. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects.
All candidates must also take the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) as part of their application.