This degree will develop your understanding of economic issues in modern society and the ways in which managers can optimise their use of scarce resources using economic principles. WHY THIS COURSE? You will develop an understanding of economic issues in modern society and the ways in which managers can optimise their use of scarce resources using economic principles. You'll also gain an insight into the different aspects of business, from accounting to marketing as well as managing people. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The University of Portsmouth is ranked 15th out of 70 universities for Economics in the Guardian League Table 2018 in The Guardian's University League Tables 2018. Additionally this course has EPAS accreditation, a scheme operated by the European Foundation for Management Development which means you'll benefit from studying a programme which is recognised for its high quality student experiences of internationalisation and corporate engagement. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is ideally suited to those with aspirations of achieving a managerial-level role in a company or organisation. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED Use software such as SPSS to analyse economic data and better understand solutions to a range of managerial problems. You'll also have the chance to use the University’s Bloomberg terminals, which allows you to virtually access the same data, analytics and software used by city traders worldwide. You are encourage to do a year long industry placement which you will benefit from business experience that employers demand, making you highly employable upon graduation. Examples of organisations that previous students have worked with are IBM and Fujitsu. AFTER THE COURSE The University of Portsmouth is the UK's number 1 for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017) and 89% of graduates on this course are in work or further study within six months of graduating. This course helps graduates who have aspirations for managerial-level role in a company or organisations, where it is advantageous to supplement a core specialism in economics with a more rounded expertise in management and strategy.