Business Economics with a Year in Industry BA (Hons)

Key information

Career prospects

Studying Business Economics at the School not only develops specific quantitative and analytical skills but a broader business knowledge from studying both business and economics. It also develops skills of flexibility, problem-solving ability, commercial awareness and communication, are highly valued by employers.

Our former students enjoy careers in many professions, including:

Business Account Manager, Business Analyst, Sales & Marketing Manager, Associate Consultant, Audit Associate, Trainee Chartered Accountant, Financial Analyst, Marketing Associate, Paraplanner, Corporate Finance Associate, Operations Analyst, Associate Analyst, Trainee Market Settler, Account Executive, Financial Services Controller, and Graduate Accelerated Career Programme. 

Recent employers

  • Astra Zeneca 
  • BAE Systems
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bank of America
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Bloomberg LP 
  • British Telecom 
  • Cadbury's 
  • Civil Service
  • Coca-Cola 
  • Co-Operative Group
  • Deloitte 
  • Ernst and Young 
  • Grant Thornton
  • Guangdong Development Bank
  • HM Revenue and Customs 
  • HSBC
  • Hewlett Packard 
  • KPMG 
  • Kellogg's 
  • Liverpool City Council 
  • London Irish Rugby Club
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Matalan
  • Michelin
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • NHS 
  • Shell
  • Tesco
  • United Utilities

Work experience opportunities


The Year in Industry is undertaken as part of the four-year sandwich degree programme. You will be supported in finding and applying for a placement in an organisation which could range from a local small and medium-sized enterprise to a global blue chip company-it’s up to you. The year in industry provide you with an edge in a competitive graduate labour market, access to important contacts and could even result in a full-time graduate job with your placement organisation.

The placement year provides an invaluable opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a business environment, gaining experience of real responsibilities, projects and goals. Recent year in industry students have undertaken placements in organisations including Walt Disney Studios, Unilever, IBM, L’Oreal and Microsoft.


Students that are looking secure experience during the Easter and summer breaks can benefit from the Careers and Employability Service’s Liverpool Interns programme that supports first and second year undergraduates obtain Easter and summer internship experience. 

Postgraduate opportunities

Students completing undergraduate degrees at the University of Liverpool Management School often go on to undertake postgraduate programmes. Recent graduates have enrolled in programmes including MSc Marketing and Communications, PhD Management, MSc HRM and Industrial Relations, MSc Accounting and Finance, MA Intelligence and International Security, MSc Project Management and MSc Economics.

Qualifying you for life

As part of your degree you’ll develop a wide range of skills highly sought after by employers. You will also have the opportunity to consolidate your existing talents and learn new skills beyond the core curriculum. The ULMS (University of Liverpool Management School) Extra programme provides extra-curricular activities such as careers workshops covering job applications, interviews and assessment centres, presentations by key graduate recruiters Mandarin lessons. As a Management School student you will be truly prepared for a graduate role in today’s fast paced and ever-changing business world.