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Business Studies and Economics

Course Summary

Successful businesses need to be able to respond to a diverse range of external influences that could impact their organisation's success.

On the Business Studies and Economics course you’ll learn to analyse and understand these influences, through our core modules, following a curriculum devised in conjunction with academics based in Warwick Business School and our Department of Economics.

You’ll study and research alongside experts in the fields of business and economics. With our guaranteed conditional offer, you’ll have the opportunity to progress to an undergraduate course at one of the UK’s most highly-rated business schools (FT Global MBA ranking, 2016).

Previous students on the Business Studies and Economics course have progressed to degrees such as BSc International Management, BSc Accounting and Finance, and BSc Economics.


On all courses there are a range of core and elective module choices, with students studying four modules in total. Core modules on the Business Studies and Economics course are Foundations of Business, Business Mathematics and Statistics, and Inquiry and Research Skills.

Students will then choose one optional module from either Applied Economics or Psychology.

English language tuition is tailored according to your needs, and will include aspects such as IELTS preparation and English for Academic Purposes.

Modules are reviewed on a regular basis and therefore may be subject to change; our website will update to reflect any changes.

Teaching and Assessment

Students on the Warwick IFP will usually have approximately 18 hours of contact time across their academic modules, made up of a combination of lectures and seminars. There will also be up to 5 hours of English Language teaching, dependent upon a student's individual needs.

Assessments on this course include formats such as group projects, essays and presentations, as well as end of year examinations.


The Business Studies and Economics course has a range of progression routes available - visit our progression webpages to find out more about which courses at Warwick have guaranteed offers.