**BA (Hons) Economics for Business with Foundation Year** **Interested in studying Economics for Business but feel you need to build your skills before joining our honours degree? Begin with the Foundation Year and you’ll have a strong platform for success.** **Why choose this course?** Specialise in applied economics and gain a qualification which sets you apart. This course combines a solid grounding in economic theory with business and leadership skills. You’ll handle economic data, undertake research and tackle real-world business challenges. **Is this course for you?** The Foundation Year is aimed at individuals who have the ability to study Economics for Business but may lack the confidence or entry requirements to join our honours degree directly. It introduces you to core economic and business principles, developing your study skills so that you can achieve the full BA (Hons) qualification in four years. **How you will learn** From creating investment portfolios to taking part in business conference debates, you’ll thrive on dynamic learning experiences. In our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab you’ll gain insights into trading floor activities and financial market analysis, drawing on up-to-the-minute financial data. **Opportunities and experiences** You could work on consultancy projects for businesses, take an optional placement year or summer internship, and hear about latest developments in the city from high-profile speakers. There’s the chance to achieve the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate too. **Careers and employability** If you aspire to a high-paying career, economics is among the top ten subjects to take. Our focus on practical economic analysis can lead to roles not only in international business, consultancy and finance but also in settings like government departments and development agencies.