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Economics & Management BSc

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Overview

Can we use statistics to solve global problems? What’s the best way to understand behaviour at work? How should governments spend money? Discover the answers with an Economics and Management BSc at King’s College London.

From marketing to technology and innovation, this fascinating course delves into the areas that influence business decisions, change consumer behaviour and shape the economy.     

You’ll graduate with the skills you need to launch a fulfilling career in business, finance or government. 

Key benefits

  • Different perspectives – you’ll study elements of psychology, law and marketing to broaden your understanding of the business world.
  • Expert teaching – our teaching is informed by our outstanding research to help you understand how businesses overcome challenges.
  • Unbeatable location – benefit from global businesses and a thriving economy on your doorstep.  
  • Preparation for the future – not only does this course help you kick-start your career, it’s designed to prepare you for postgraduate study in finance, management and more.

Key information

UCAS code LN12

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Joint honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty King's Business School

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Description

Economics affects every aspect of our lives so there are lots of big questions to answer. But first, you’ll begin with the basics and an introduction to statistics to get you up to speed.

After you learn the fundamentals, you’ll enjoy the freedom to pick modules. Whether you want to explore strategic management, corporate social responsibility or marketing communications, it’s your chance to mould our course to your interests. 

Teaching

We use a variety of teaching methods on this programme, but most modules use lectures, accompanied by small-group tutorials.

Assessment

We will mostly assess you through written exams and coursework, although occasionally we may use practical laboratory exams, laboratory reports and oral presentations.

Location

We are located right in the heart of London, one of the most exciting cities for business in the world. We are very close to the Square Mile - the hub of international commerce & finance, and attractions such as the London Eye and the South Bank Centre. Most teaching takes place on the Strand and Waterloo campuses.

Other related courses:

  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • International Management

 

Structure

Year 1

This is a three-year course combining required and optional modules to a total of 120 credits per year.

During the first year, students are required to take the modules listed below. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module.

 Additional credit modules are optional and do not count towards progression. Options offered may vary from year to year.

Required Modules

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Social Science and Modern Business I (10 credit)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (10 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting (10 credits)
  • Mathematics for Economists (15 credit)
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability I (10 credit)
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting (10 credits)
  • Work in Contemporary Society (10 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (10 credits)
  • Statistics for Economists (15 credit)
Optional Modules

Additional credit modules

There are no optional modules available in your first year, but you can choose to study one additional credit module. Additional credit modules do not count towards progression, but contribute to your overall degree score:

  •  A Foreign Language (15 credits)
  • Advanced Mathematics (15 credits)

Year 2

During your second year, you will complete the required modules outlined below, plus five optional modules. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module. Additional credit modules are optional and do not count towards progression. Options offered may vary from year to year.

Required Modules

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics (15 Credits)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (15 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (15 Credits)
Optional Modules

You are required to take five of the following optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Technology and Innovation (15 credits)
  • Law and Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Markets, Organisation and Society (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Government and Business (15 credits)
  • Industrial Organisation (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting (15 credits)
  • Career Development: Theory and Practice (15 credits)
  • The Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 credits)
  • Work and Organisational Psychology (15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (15 credits)
  • Economics of Strategy (15 credits)
  • International Trade (15 credits)
  • Intermediate Econometrics (15 credits)
  • Game Theory (15 credits)
  • International Business (15 credits)
  • A Foreign Language option offered by the Modern Language Centre, terms 1 & 2 (15 credits)

Additional credit modules

Students can take one additional credit module:

  • A Foreign Language (15 Credits)

 

You will also have the opportunity to study abroad in the first semester of your second year or for the whole of the second year at one of our partner universities which currently include:

•              Hong Kong University

•              Renmin University of China (Chinese language required)

•              University of Toronto

•              Chinese University of Hong Kong

•              Tongji University (SEM)

•              Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (full year only)

•              University of Mannheim (MBS)

You should be aware that there are module requirements that need to be fulfilled while studying abroad.

Year 3

In your final year of study, you will select eight 15 credit modules to study. The undergraduate project is worth 30 credits, and is optional. Please note, optional modules offered may vary each year.

Required Modules

There are no required modules in your third year.

Optional Modules

Choose seven or eight modules (totalling 120 credits) from a range which typically includes:

  • Entrepreneurial Finance (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurial Family Firms (15 credits)
  • Applied Economics (15 credits)
  • Brand Management (15 credits)
  • Investment Management (15 credits)
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning (15 credits)
  • Digital Marketing (15 credits)
  • Managerial Economics (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Organisational Change (15 credits)
  • Labour Economics (15 credits)
  • International HRM (15 credits)
  • Communication in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Governance and Accountability (15 credits)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (15 credits)
  • International Marketing (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (15 credits)
  • Leadership: Theory and Practice (15 credits)
  • Marketing Communications (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • The Social Psychology of Financial Markets (15 credits)
  • Technology Strategy (15 credits)
  • Applied Econometrics (15 credits)
  • Money and Banking (15 credits)
  • Economic Growth (15 credits)
  • Public Economics and Public Policy (15 credits)
  • Health Economics (15 credits)
  • International Finance (15 credits)
  • Advanced Macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Microeconomics (15 credits)
  • Undergraduate Project (30 credits)
  • London Living (Classroom Project) (15 Credits)
  • A Foreign Language option offered by the Modern Language Centre, terms 1 & 2 (15 credits)

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. 

Entry requirements

 

Required grades

A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) and three Higher Level subjects at 766

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D2 D3 D3

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

88% overall

 

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Mathematics and at least one Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Language)

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Entry Requirements
A-Level A*AA

Must include Mathematics and at least one Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Language).

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer. 

Access to HE Diploma

D: 39 credits

M: 6 credits

P: 0 credits

Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining level 3 credits at Merit.

Study must include Mathematics and either of social science or humanities topics (excluding Modern Language).

Cambridge Pre-U  D2 D3 D3

Must include Mathematics and at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language).

Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D2 D3 D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A

or

D*DD with fourteen Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 

Must include grade A in A level Mathematics and at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A

or

D*D with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA

Must include grade A in A level Mathematics and at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades A*A  

or

D* with five modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA

Must include grade A in A level Mathematics and at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers AAA in Highers

and

AA in Advanced Highers

Must include grade A in Advanced Higher Mathematics and grade A in a Higher or Advanced Higher humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language)

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

International Baccalaureate 35 points

Including 766 in three Higher Level subjects, and including grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7 may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language Requirements Band B  Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2020.

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 (September 2020) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is £26,700 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course.  These costs are not included in your tuition fees.

Item

Description

Professional Body Registration

Accounting Lab Registration fee of £29.99 for the Accounting & Financial Management module in year 1. Registration is not compulsory, and the cost is subject to change. 

Study Abroad

If you study abroad as part of your course, King's will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees.  At present these are as follows: 

  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,000 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

 

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

From analyst to legal assistant, our graduates apply their skills to a range of industries.

If you ever need advice, our careers service will give you the support you need to stand out from the crowd and grab the attention of potential employers.

This course also provides the strong foundation you need to continue your studies in the area of economics, law, finance and more. 

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:
• Analyst (Consultancy)
• Audit Trainee
• Business Studies Teacher
• Company Director
• Corporate Finance Trainee
• Legal Assistant
• Performance Manager

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