Year 1: In first year you will study: Introduction to the market mechanism; International trade; Economic development; Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic policy in an open economy.
You will also study two other subjects in year 1 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
Year 2: In second year you will study: Intermediate macroeconomics; Intermediate microeconomics; Introduction to mathematical economics; Economic data analysis.
You will also study one or two other subjects in year 2 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
Years 3 and 4: If you successfully complete the courses in first and second year, you may progress to Honours (years three and four). At Honours level, Business Economics can be taken as a Single Honours or Joint Honours degree.
In your third year you will take two courses on the economics of business. These put economic tools to work analysing activities inside a business. In fourth year you will study two courses in finance. These explore how stock markets and other financial markets work and how the strategic decisions of corporations interact with financial markets.
You can also choose from a wide range of courses, studying topics such as: Environmental economics; regional economics and the Scottish economy; International finance; The economics of housing; Economics of development and policy in less developed countries; Economics of team sport; international trade.
2021 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAB (by end S6 with min AABB after S5) including English or a humanities subject plus National 5 Maths at B.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABBB/BBBBB (by end of S6) including English or a humanities subject plus National 5 Maths at B. Completion of a pre-entry programme.
Grades and subjects may vary depending on combinations taken.
Please refer to list below
College of Social Sciences
Adam Smith Business School
Business Economics/Business and Management
Business Economics/Central and East European Studies
Business Economics/Economic and Social History
Business Economics/Scottish History
Business Economics/Social and Public Policy