BA (Hons) Finance and Economics

About the course

Indicative course structure

This course combines two highly respected subjects to give you a powerful business degree with real career potential. You’ll learn from Hertfordshire Business School’s highly experienced, research-active academic team. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the role finance and economics plays in the health of an economy, as well as have the opportunity to become part of a new generation of international financial experts.

As well as deepening your knowledge of these important areas, your lecturers here at Hertfordshire will be firmly focused on your employability, giving you the advanced skills that employers today demand.

Why choose this course?

  • Understand the role economics and finance play in analysing current problems.
  • Develop a firm understanding of key business functions, the industrial structure of market economies and the global environment.
  • Learn how to analyse data from a financial point of view.
  • Enhance your experience through a 12-month work placement or study abroad year.

What will I study?

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

What job can I get?

Just like every University of Hertfordshire course, this BA is firmly focused on employability – giving you the skills and experience to become a highly sought-after graduate. Your degree can be a launch pad into a whole range of careers, from banking to accounting, trading to IT. Whether you start an innovative small business or work for a major international brand, with your Hertfordshire BA under your belt, you’ll have an exceptional head start.