The Business Economics degree programme with German provides students with an understanding of economic theory, particularly that which focuses on the organisational and managerial characteristics of the modern business enterprise. It also aims to provide a high level of competence in German and knowledge of the economy of Germany. The programme aims to inform you of the main features of the UK industrial economy and the key developments in business. You will examine government and international business policy to identify their ramifications for the development of markets and firms. The course will introduce you to subject areas outside the economics discipline by offering you the opportunity to follow modules in business finance, marketing and other aspects of management. In your third year you will attend a University in Germany and will be taught and examined in German. Through the study of business economics and German, the programme encourages a range of transferable discipline-specific and core skills that will be of value to you in future education and in your subsequent careers. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the Economics Programme include: •the opportunity to specialise in economic analysis through all three years of study and therefore to build up considerable knowledge and skills in the discipline; •the intellectual challenge derived from exposure to recent developments in economic theory; •the development of substantial quantitative and empirical research skills; •the chance to proceed to postgraduate study in economics at the UK’s premier Universities; •the possibility of moving into careers in the government economic service and major economic consultancies; •study abroad year in a German-speaking country.