**Why study this course?** This course focuses on the economic factors that affect businesses today. You'll be taught by staff who advise major organisations such as the World Bank, and will gain an in-depth knowledge of economic analysis and how it relates to business. In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months. **More about this course** This degree course focuses on the economic factors that affect businesses today. You’ll learn to interpret and analyse financial information, and to understand this data in the context of the wider business market. You'll cover topics such as the impact of technology, international trade, management and leadership, and ethical concerns. As well as a solid knowledge base you’ll develop a broad range of vital skills, such as problem solving, team-working, IT and communication. You’ll also be trained in job applications and interview techniques, to prepare you for a successful career after graduation. Short and long accredited work placements are available as part of the course, to give you real-world experience. Throughout the course you’ll have access to our extensive facilities and receive constant support from our experienced staff, many of whom are expert advisers to organisations such as the Bank of England, the European Commission, the UK Government, the World Bank and industry trade bodies. Our teaching was rated “Excellent” – the highest possible rating for a UK university – by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). **What our students say** "Economics is just amazing. I think everybody should study at least the basic economics principles. I love economics because it explains how the world works; from the production of basic goods to fiscal and monetary policies." Maria Luisa Lopes Gonçalves In the 2013 National Student Survey, Business Economics got an overall satisfaction score of 95%, which was one of the highest in the sector.