BSc in Economics and Business Finance

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
BSc in Economics and Business Finance
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 3,385,827
Course Accredited By ACCA
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

The Brunel Economics and Business Finance BSc gives students interested in pursuing careers in finance the theoretical and practical skills needed to understand and analyse economic and corporate financing and investment decisions in the business world.

  • You’ll get a solid grounding in the analytical techniques of micro and macroeconomics and develop your ability to critically evaluate economic events and their impact on financial markets.
  • You’ll study econometrics and develop highly valued skills in data modelling, and will get training in analytical packages widely used by business and financial institutions such as SAS, EViews, Bloomberg, Reuters and STATA.
  • We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you the chance to apply the theoretical principles you’ve learned to a working environment.
  • You can tailor the final year of your course to specialise in an area of particular interest.
  • The degree is accredited the ACCA and CIMA, which means you’ll gain exemptions from certain professional qualifying exams.
  • In a financial marketplace that is becoming more complex and sophisticated, the skills and knowledge that you’ll gain from your Brunel BSc will stand you in good stead for a successful career.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB (all subjects considered excluding General Studies).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in a related subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in a related subject and an A-level at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject and A-level grades BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Standard Maths or 4 in Higher Maths.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma (Business/Computing/Engineering/Humanities & Social Science/Law) with 45 credits at Level.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade B or grade 5 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • This course is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of economic analytical techniques and the core concepts and issues of corporate policy, finance and investment.
  • Coursework for your economics and business finance degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a final 10,000-word dissertation. 
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

  • EC1030 - Financial Markets
  • EC1010 - Microeconomic Principles
  • EC1020 - Macroeconomic Principles
  • EC1040 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • EC1601 - Professional Skills and Statistics
  • AF1602 - Mathematics for Economics and Finance

Year 2

  • EC2024 - Corporate Finance
  • EC2001 - Microeconomic Principles II
  • EC2002 - Macroeconomic Principles II
  • EC2025 - Corporate Investment
  • EC2601 - Money and Banking
  • Optional
  • EC2603 - Econometrics for Finance
  • EC2605 - Introduction to Econometrics

Year 3

  • EC3000 - Economics Project
  • EC3603 - Advanced Topics in Economic Theory


  • EC3064 - Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
  • EC3065 - Financial Engineering
  • EC3066 - Managerial and Industrial Economics
  • EC3068 - The Economics of Labour Markets
  • EC3601 - Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • EC3604 - International Money and Finance
  • EC3607 - Risk Management
  • EC3606 - Developmental Economics
  • EC3608 - Further Econometrics

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