**BUSINESS ECONOMICS** Economics is a social science which studies how individuals and societies attempt to satisfy their unlimited wants with finite resources. In doing so, it not only examines how economic agents interact to allocate resources but also contributes to debates concerning global issues about why there are very rich countries and very poor countries, how climate change can best be managed, and what should be done to alleviate poverty. Domestic issues, such as those surrounding house prices, the second-hand car market, and private education are also explored. The decision-making behaviour of individuals is studied in order to make sense of situations where, for example, politicians are faced with a nuclear standoff or when a referendum votes to leave the European Union.. You will develop an understanding of the development of the modern UK economy, and its position in the world. You will contrast this with a less developed economy and examine the barriers to economic development and consider the ethical and social implications of economic policy and activity, at both a national and international level. Employing this ethical understanding of economics enables you to think more deeply about the impact on people of the economic theories, models and principles you encounter and the relevance of economics to the private, public and voluntary sectors. **SPECIAL FEATURES** - We teach with a particular emphasis on ethics and strong leadership, and how they work within business; you will understand the impact of decisions made and how they contribute to the long term success of an organisation. - You are presented with opportunities to experience the international business marketplace by way of international field trips and access to the Erasmus programme. - Courses are structured with the requirements of professional organisations in mind – this makes it more practical for you to attain future professional memberships in their particular areas of interest. - You will be taught by a department which not only understands the theoretical aspects of business and its associated subjects, but also encourages students in their practical applications and prepares students for various professional roles. **EMPLOYABILITY** We place a strong emphasis on preparing students for professional employment. Many students begin their course with an interest in the world of business but may be unsure of where they can fit in and make a positive impact. Graduates go on to work within various fields of the business world including: management, accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing and economics.