Summary: Employers in both private and public sectors identify that there are insufficient numbers of graduates with strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities. Economics is a rigorous and highly relevant subject that develops these skills in abundance. Economics graduates are very much ‘work ready’ upon graduation and the healthy starting salaries enjoyed by economics graduates is testament to this. Course details: The economics programme at Teesside University includes core content such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, and applied quantitative methods. In addition to modules which focus on more topical issues such as monetary policy and banking, international finance and the dynamics of capitalist economies, you can extend your interest into other areas through optional modules. Studying economics provides a greater awareness of, and ability to engage with, the economic, social and political world that impacts on all our lives. It is a subject that helps you to appreciate and work better within the wider environment. After the course: Graduate economists possess good writing skills, strong numerical and computational skills, as well as enhanced communication and presentational skills. It’s hardly surprising that they are found in a variety of fields including insurance and actuarial work, banking and finance, sales and marketing, as well as in more traditional public sector areas of public policy and treasury functions.