Our Business Economics course enables you to become proficient
in analysing problems like a seasoned economist while using
in-depth theories to grasp how different business strategies can be
employed and how they are applied around the world. You will gain
an understanding of economic theory and build up a set of skills in
economic analysis, while recognising the importance of quantitative
methods and helping build mathematical and statistical skills.
Combine this with the opportunity to boost your employability
through an additional year of professional experience, often with a
top global business, or by studying at one of our partner
institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. If you do
not have the qualifications and experience to enter the BA Honours
course directly, a foundation year in Business and Management will
give you the academic abilities to progress to the first year of
your degree. The University of Hull’s distinctive, integrated
approach has earned international accreditation from AACSB – held
by less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programmes.
You will cover a total of six modules over the Foundation Year
covering the core competencies for degree level study, and will
also have a choice of subjects including business, law and
politics; arts, media and social sciences; global development;
society, culture and ethics; and key skills in academic
On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will be
able to progress to a range of business degree courses offered at
the Business School, as well as selected courses from other
departments in the University including law, social sciences,
education and English.
You will spend year a studying at one of our partner
institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. This is
an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons within a
different culture and environment, learn new skills and develop
valuable international contacts while continuing your studies.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable skills and
experience while you earn. Spend a year working in industry,
gaining invaluable experience, creating potential contacts and
developing your employability.
Our professional experience programme provides the
opportunity to work with companies like IBM, Boots, BP,
Microsoft UK, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Walt Disney
*The common first year structure enables
students to transfer to different courses within the
School at the end of Year 1. Students wishing to transfer to a more
mathematics-led pathway such as Accounting, Financial Management,
Business Economics or Economics must have started on a similar
pathway, or upgrade their skills prior to the start of Year 2.
Tariff points: 280 points, can be from any qualification on the
UCAS tariff, but must include at least 200 points from two or more
A levels, or a combination of appropriate Level 3
IB Diploma: 30 points.
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject(s).
Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 15 credits at
distinction and 15 credits at merit.
GCSE Maths at Grade C
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK
and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown
above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for
Foundation Year entry requirements:
Appropriate for those returning to study after a minimum
three-year break, or those with non-UK qualifications unsuitable
for UK level 4 entry.
We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of, or
interest in, a related subject and an aptitude for academic work
which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the
Candidates with A-level qualifications in subjects other than
those key to the degree will usually require a minimum of 200
International students (language
If your first language is not English, you will be required to
provide acceptable evidence of your English language
This degree opens up a wide range of employment possibilities,
especially in areas where knowledge of economics is an asset, such
as in the City or in government. However, your broad business
knowledge will mean that you can enter a variety of organisations
and make a real difference.
Our dedicatedWorld of
Work Officewill connect you with
businesses and keep you up to date with relevant work placements,
company projects and job opportunities and skills to help give you
the edge in the employment market. Our annual World of Work Week
offers a wide range of events and guest speakers from companies
like Accenture, IBM and Procter & Gamble, providing
business-focused career advice.
is open to all graduates and provides a wide range of career
resources, online events and country-specific recruitment guides,
all designed to enhance your career long after graduation.