This is a Combined Honours degree programme, providing the flexibility for you to study two subjects at degree level. Your choice of combination can be shaped to suit your interests, strengths and career ambitions. This course allows you to gain knowledge of international business, trade and operations and combine this with the study of economics. International trade is important because most businesses operate in the global marketplace. This degree provides you with the business knowledge and cross-cultural management skills you will need in order to develop and maintain international business relationships in often volatile political, cultural and economic/financial environments. A degree in business provides a solid foundation to build your career as a high-earning professional. Business professionals are good at leading teams; have sound commercial awareness; are adept at spotting enterprising opportunities; can manage projects and are excellent problem solvers. There are opportunities to participate in business and enterprise competitions, receive support and advice from mentors from our Innospace graduate incubator and business start-up unit, and to network with successful entrepreneurs and consultants who contribute as guest lecturers and placement employers. Successful businesses operate from a sound financial footing. They can quickly identify income sources, the costs of providing products and services and make informed decisions about their future. Economics will teach you how to use your aptitude for reason and analysis, to identify and communicate core problems affecting income and socio-economic conditions. As an economist, you will examine the choices that individuals, companies and governments have to make that affect not just business, commerce and finance but every aspect of our daily lives. You will have access to leading financial and statistical software used by global firms, such as Bloomberg and STATA and benefit from a friendly and supportive environment, with access to an award-winning Accounting, Finance and Economics (AFE) Student Society. There are opportunities to participate in business competitions and gain advice from successful entrepreneurs and business consultants. We are a double-accredited business school, having gained the prestigious AACSB accreditation to provide excellence in global management education. This places us among the top 5% of business schools worldwide to have secured this accreditation and means your degree is internationally recognised.