BA (HONS) in Economics & Management




An Economics and Management undergraduate degree examines key world issues: namely how the economy and businesses function, and how resources are allocated and coordinated to achieve an organisation’s objectives.

Economics and Management are ideal intellectual partners. Economics is the study of how consumers, firms and governments make decisions that together determine how resources are allocated. Management considers the interrelationship and interactions between distinct parts of an organisation, and between the organisation and its environment. Management students also look at theories, models and frameworks in order to understand how managers behave and to consider their role in the process of decision-making.  

Although the Economics & Management degree is taught jointly with the Saïd Business School, it is not a Business Studies degree. It is taught as an academic subject within the Social Sciences Division of the University. This means you will be learning through traditional academic means of working on problem sets, reading, discussing and writing essays on subjects set by your tutors each week.





First year Economics course structure and information on examinations is found here 

Finals courses in Management and Economics build on material covered in the first year.

Final Examinations are in Trinity Term of your third year.

Over the course of the two years you must take courses for 8 Finals papers, or 7 papers and a thesis. You are required to take at least two Economics courses and at least two Management courses.

The remaining courses can be selected in any combination from either department’s list of options. For options in Economics there are pre-requisites, which are some combination of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Quantitative Economics. 

Please see below for all details.




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Three courses are taken:

  • Introductory economics
  • General management
  • Financial management

At least one of:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Development of the World Economy Since 1800

Optional courses, of which at least one in Economics and at least two in Management:

  • Choose from more than 20 options papers.


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  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • One or more from:


  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Development of the World Economy Since 1800

Typical options:

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Money & Banking
  • Public Economics
  • Economics of Industry
  • Labour Economics and Inequality
  • International Economics
  • Economics of Developing Countries
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Game Theory
  • International Economics
  • Environmental Economics and Climate Change
  • Thesis