The ever-changing global economy makes headlines on a daily basis, shaping the world in which we live socially, politically and economically. Consequently, there is a strong demand in businesses throughout the world for economics experts who can contextualise a financial situation, spot opportunities for savings and profit or identify the root of financial problems. Student satisfaction is consistently high and our track record for graduate employability is exceptional – with 100% of students in work or continuing their studies six months after graduation (DLHE 2014/15). Recent graduates have found careers with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Bank of England, Government Economic Service (GES), Vodafone and HSBC, among others. This course, one of four pathways offered in the field of economics, aims to give you a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles, along with all the mathematical, computing and statistical tools you will need to make informed financial decisions. We will provide you with the training to help you to think like an economist; you will have the opportunity to become adept in numeracy, IT and the use of statistical methods, developing advanced skills in problem solving and decision making. A major strength of our course is its practical focus; you’ll have opportunities to participate in skills development workshops with direct involvement from the Government Economic Service (GES), including a mock assessment centre specifically designed to familiarise you with the Civil Service Fast Stream application process, ideal for those considering a career in the public sector. We will also provide opportunities to participate in a range of economic experiments based on real-life situations, including a trading floor game, international trading game and the chance to run your own production line. Through the use of online assessments and research workshops, we aim to ensure you are familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice, from statistical analysis to theoretical modelling, using bespoke economics tools like WinEcon, which was developed in conjunction with Coventry University. You also have the opportunity to apply for a work placement, which in the past has seen students working for a wide range of organisations and companies, including the GES, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Barclays and the Bank of England (subject to application and availability). Key course benefits; - Experienced staff who have worked as economic advisors, e.g. for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands. - Hands-on experience using a range of market-leading economics and business software packages, from Stata to Bloomberg. - Faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics. - Expert contributions by professionals from industry, sometimes our own alumni, including HM Treasury, Lloyds, Barclays and the European Commission. - Outstanding facilities include our state-of-the-art trading floor featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals, making it the largest of its kind in Europe. - Student-led Economics Society organises social events, visiting speakers and field trips, which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange. - Strong links with employers all over the world to ensure the course is responsive to the needs of potential employment sectors, such as the telecommunications sector (Vodafone) and the IT sector (FDM Group).