University of Sussex Business School

Economics and Management Studies

(BSc) Economics and Management Studies

Entry for 2019

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course Aims

1. To provide our undergraduates with a training in the economics discipline, develop their interest in the subject and encourage them to examine both economic and other social problems from an analytical and critical perspective.
2. To provide our undergraduates with a flexible curriculum that allows the approaches and methodologies of other disciplines to be explored through the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary structures at Sussex and instil in them an openness and flexibility to alternative views.
3. To provide our students with a supportive educative environment.
4. To provide our students with a set of general skills that enable them to think analytically, express themselves clearly, work independently, meet deadlines and encourage initiative.
5. To provide our students with a set of subject-specific skills appropriate to the level of their course that enable them to access, analyse and appraise economic theories and related evidence; to present and sustain coherent and logical argument; and to implement and complete independent research in economics.
6. To give our students the opportunity to participate in processes of module review and evaluation.
Management Studies:The aim of the Management Studies course is to enable students to develop an integrated combination of:
7. Introductory academic and applied training in management concepts and analytical tools.
8. A range of generally applicable management and other personal skills.kills.

Course learning outcomes

4. Have demonstrated a knowledge of quantitative techniques appropriate to the study of economics or finance (as appropriate)

5. Be able to use the power of abstraction to focus upon the essential features of an economic problem and to provide a framework for the evaluation of the effects of policy or other exogenous events.

6. Be able to analyse an economic problem or issue using an appropriate theoretical framework.

7. Have displayed a knowledge of sources and content of economic information and data

10. Have demonstrated the ability to carry out self-directed study and research

11. Have demonstrated an understanding of appropriate concepts in economics that may be of wider use in a decision-making context (e.g. opportunity cost)

11b. Have demonstrated an understanding of appropriate concepts in finance that may be of wider use in a decision-making context (e.g. discounting)

12. Have learnt to communicate economic ideas, concepts and information using means of communication appropriate to the audience and the problem at issue.

13. Have learned to appreciate the importance of, and be able to construct, rigorous argument to help evaluate ideas.

14. Have demonstrated a facility in numeracy and other quantitative techniques, such as correctly interpreting graphs.

15. Have demonstrated competence in the use of an appropriate range of computer software.

1. Have demonstrated knowledge of the core principles of economics

Take a holistic approach to studying businesses and management in different contexts and from different perspectives

Prepare students for the management challenges of the 21st century

Promote employability by engaging students in responding to a variety of authentic business and management problems.

Promote international perspectives on business and management

Prepare students for further study for both professional examinations in the business management area, and/or postgraduate study

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn SemesterCoreEconomics Principles 1 (L1099)154
  CoreIntroduction to Business and Management (N1065)154
  CoreIntroduction to Business Law (N1072)154
  CoreIntroduction to Mathematics for Finance and Economics (L1054)154
 Spring SemesterCoreIntroduction to Accounting (N1086)154
  CoreMacroeconomics 1 (L1056)154
  CoreMicroeconomics 1 (L1053)154
  CorePrinciples of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (N1062)154
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterCoreInformation Systems (N1039)155
  CoreMacroeconomics 2 (L1032)155
  CoreManaging Operations (N1582)155
  CoreMicroeconomics 2 (L1031)155
 Spring SemesterCoreAdvanced Macroeconomics (L1059)155
  CoreAdvanced Microeconomics (L1061)155
  CoreIntroduction to Marketing (N1067)154
  CoreManagement of Innovation (N1049)155
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
3Autumn SemesterCoreStatistics and Introductory Econometrics (L1022)155
  CoreStrategy (N1021)156
  OptionDeveloping Leadership (LEAD) (N1076)156
  Economics of European Integration (L1066)156
  Entrepreneurship and Small Firms (ENT) (N1020)156
  Environmental Economics (L1088)156
  Experimental Economics: Markets, Games And Strategic Behaviour (L1097)156
  Financial Econometrics (N1611)156
  International Trade (L1070)156
  Labour Economics (L1039)156
  Monetary Theory and Policy (L1040)156
  Non-Profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship (N1597)156
 Spring SemesterOptionBehavioural Economics (L1083)156
  Climate Change Economics (L1078)156
  Economics of Crime (L1101)156
  Economics of Education (L1098)156
  Ethics and Organisations: Responsibility and Justice (N1573)156
  Financial Economics (L1095)156
  Influence and Social Power (LEAD) (N1537)156
  International Human Resource Management (HRM) (N1081)156
  Public Management (N1598)155
  Statistics Project (L1069)156
  The British Economy in the Twentieth Century (L1102)156
  The Economics of Development (L1065)156

Course convenors

Miss Jasmine Gooch
Mohsen Veisi
Lecturer in Economics

About your joint honours course

Sussex has always promoted interdisciplinary study by encouraging students to combine different subjects and different approaches to learning. Joint-honours courses are an ideal option if you want to study more than one subject in depth. A key idea behind joint-honours is to experience the range of ways that different academic disciplines use to teach, learn and research. Those differences are stimulating and challenging, but they can also be confusing, so you will find some useful information below to help you get the most out of your course.

  • To find information about the individual modules that make up your course, go to the school that teaches the module. Each module is assessed by the school that teaches it, so on their website you will find (under “student information”) information about the assessment criteria being used, the referencing style you need to use for your work, contact times for your tutors, information about the student reps scheme and lots of other useful information.
  • To find general information about joint honours, use the Frequently Asked Questions list
  • For information about the rules and regulations that govern all Sussex students, start with the general student handbook
  • For help in improving your study skills, using the library and with careers, try the Skills Hub.

And if you have any other questions, contact the convenors for your course; they are here to help you.

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