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New joint degree in economics and management to offer exciting career pathways

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New joint degree in economics and management to offer exciting career pathways

The Department of Economics is joining forces with one of the top business schools in the UK to launch a new undergraduate course.

The BSc Economics and Management degree combines two interrelated disciplines of economics and management, two highly ranked subjects by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024, with the Department of Economics ranked number one in the UK and the Warwick Business School’s BSc Management ranked second by the same publication.

In today’s fast-changing economic landscape, business leaders, consultants, analysts and civil servants need to have a fundamental understanding of both disciplines: economic theory to be able to critically analyse economic data and managerial knowledge to adapt their business strategy accordingly.

This course will teach students the cutting-edge tools and latest research to do just that, helping them excel in their careers with transferable skills for any business.

Graduates from the Department of Economics and WBS have gone on to work for global names like Goldman Sachs, Unilever, Amazon, Google, PwC and UK Government departments such as the Department for Business and Trade.

Professor Elizabeth Jones, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics, said:

“We have been developing this programme for a number of years and are excited about its launch and subsequent growth over the coming years.”

“The Department of Economics is renowned not only for its research, but also for its teaching, having been awarded the gold standard for teaching in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework. This combination will provide students with access to some of the world’s leading researchers in a range of areas, which will help them develop the knowledge, skills and practical expertise to succeed in their careers.”

“We are excited by the opportunity to diversify our portfolio of undergraduate programmes and provide students with more choice when it comes to studying at a top University. Graduates from Warwick Economics are highly sought after and the added advantage for students to benefit from Warwick Business School’s expertise in providing placements will undoubtedly provide fantastic opportunities for students to meet their full potential.”

Professor Mark Johnson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programmes at Warwick Business School, said:

“It is great to see this course come to fruition after so much work behind the scenes.

“Our ongoing dialogue with employers has revealed a real need from businesses and organisations for graduates who can combine management skills with an understanding of economics and some of the tools needed to navigate the economic landscape.

“This course brings together world-class academics from one of the best business schools in the world and the leading researchers from an Economics department ranked second in the UK by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF).

“At Warwick Business School we are for the Change Makers, those restless to change the world for the better. This course will enable students to gain the skills and knowledge to have a positive impact with any career they choose to build.”

The three-year course can also be extended to four with a placement year at a top company either in the UK or abroad. This gives students the chance to put what they have learned into action in the real world, and it has led to many on other courses securing jobs once they have graduated at leading firms like IBM, Porsche, Samsung and Deloitte.

Warwick Business School’s teaching was given the top gold standard by the UK Government's latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), with the University of Warwick one of just four Russell Group universities rated gold in all three categories - student experience, student outcomes, and for the overall assessment.

For details of the new degree, available for 2025 entry, please visit the course webpage: BSc Economics and Management

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