Business Economics BA (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China
  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: LN11
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered
  • Develop much sought after relevant analytical skills that you’ll be able to use in many different business settings

  • Opportunity to gain experience using real-time trading information, economic and financial news in our Bloomberg Trading Floor

  • Recognised as an official economics programme for those looking to work in the Government Economic Service (GES)

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited.

The BA Business Economics programme gives you a firm foundation of knowledge in business economics, as well as a complementary training in a focused business pathway: Accounting and Finance or International Business.

Covering the main principles of business and your chosen pathway you will also study the key areas of economics to understand and put into a business context its role within business, the UK and the wider global economy.

By developing quantitative and analytical skills as well as a broader business knowledge our graduates are highly employable, finding careers in a variety of specialist and general business related roles in companies such as Bank of America, Deloitte, PepsiCo, PwC, Sky as well as smaller specialist firms.

Links with Professional Bodies

With excellent teaching and quality content the programme is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Exemptions from various examination papers are available upon successful completion of certain modules.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

655 Year One undergraduates across all programmes in 2015

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Accreditation from professional bodies across all our programmes

Why this subject?

Enhance your employability with our co-curricular programme

With the Management School’s unique 'ULMS Extra' programme you will go beyond the core curriculum and have the opportunity to develop your employability and personal networks by participating in specially designed activities, business societies and business competitions.

Reach your full potential

Our committed Student Support team is available to provide learning and development opportunities such as study skills sessions, placement advice, study abroad opportunities and pastoral support to help get the most of your student life and prepare you for the global workplace.

Benefit from our range of industry links and research expertise

We have outstanding links with private and public sector organisations as well as leading academics conducting cutting-edge research which helps shape our innovative curriculum to ensure that you develop knowledge and skills grounded in the real world. 

Gain a global perspective

With a vibrant international learning community you’ll be exposed to business ideas and cultures from the UK and beyond, drawing on a long tradition of commercial acumen in one of the world's truly global cities, still at the heart of international trade and interaction. 

Take advantage of innovative teaching methodologies

Modules are taught using the latest active learning techniques including business simulations, real-world case studies, social media, interactive participation software, lecture capture and real-time financial and business data using our Bloomberg Trading Floor.  

Tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations

Our programmes offer flexibility, choice and opportunities allowing you to pursue your career and life aspirations. See what our current students think about their studies and what some of our graduates are doing now.