Do you want to make your mark in global business? Do you want to be an effective and competent business leader? Business and Economics will develop your specialist expertise in business practice and economic policy, preparing you for a wide range of careers in the global business environment. You’ll study current economic and political issues, learning how to apply economic analysis and business expertise to a range of real-world scenarios and debates. We’ll cover fundamental marketing theory and practice, as well as exploring management behaviour and leadership models. You’ll study micro and macro-economic theory and principles, and get to grips with management and financial accounting. You’ll also develop a strong knowledge of the global economy and marketplace, which you can choose to complement by studying at one of our international partner universities as part of your degree. Professional practice and research is at the heart of this degree, giving you the hands-on experience you need to launch your career. Two professional work placements will give you a unique insight into the careers open to you, helping you to build networks and contacts before you graduate. You’ll also have the opportunity to conduct research into business operations and economic developments – in the UK and internationally. You’ll graduate with a wide range of specialist expertise and experience in business practice and economic policy, as well as the professional skills that will equip you for a leadership role in a business organisation. **Graduate opportunities** You’ll be qualified for careers in local government, financial services, banking, brokerage and consultancy in the UK and abroad. You’ll also be able to develop the skills to enter emerging market development careers in export development, market analytics and trade promotion, economic forecasting, analysis, and financial journalism. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You’ll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. You could complete placements at the London Stock Exchange, in major high street banks, brokerage agencies, international trade organisations and local and national government departments.