Reasons to study Business Economics and Business Finance at DMU:
On this course, you will learn leading-edge economic theory and put that theory into practice by applying it to real-world problems. You will graduate with in-depth knowledge of economics and finance and be in the position of connecting the outcomes of such approaches to decision making within the broader context of national and international policy making.
- Excellent teaching quality
Learn from leading academics with international reputations for research and teaching within their specialist areas
- No previous knowledge or experience required
You will have the opportunity to study the foundations of economics and finance, as well as study further challenging modules
- Develop knowledge of international financial markets
Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, you will learn to identify, assess and communicate the impact of changes in international financial markets
- Learn how to apply key economic and finance theory to industry
You will develop the ability to apply quantitative financial techniques and assess the impact of key economic variables on the business environment
- Improve decision making skills, essential in industry
Prepares graduates for a career in organisational decision making from a finance perspective
Structure and assessment
You will learn leading-edge economic, management and financial theory and put that theory into practice by applying it to real-world problems. A range of core modules underpin key business and financial principles:
- Macroeconomics in a Global Context – presents an analysis of how the macroeconomy works in a global environment that is subject to international trade and factor endowment flows. You will gain the skills to relate the theory of macroeconomics to recent world events and debate the implications of macroeconomic policy.
- Economics and Strategic Analysis – the aim of this module is for you to understand they key strategic decisions that individuals, firms ad organisations, face and the consequence of those decisions. You will also learn how to apply microeconomic models to solve current economic problems.
- International Markets and Financial Institutions – introduces you to the complex area of financial intermediation and financial markets. You will look at the role of both the domestic and global financial systems and the regulations placed on them.
- Strategic and Financial Decision-Making – considers corporate strategic investment decisions and the underlying financial management issues relevant to these decisions. You will focus on the allocation of funds within a business, financial appraisal techniques used in evaluating strategic options, sources of funds, the costs of those funds and alternative financing strategies.
- Research Methods – introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in finance, accounting, management and business. It also aims to help you in defining a research topic and the production of a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.
- International Trade Theory and Policy
- Economics of Emerging Markets
You will also select one elective module aimed at developing economic knowledge and skills in an international context. Module choices might include:
Dissertation – You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of economics and finance. You will need to apply and enhance technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
Enhance your existing qualifications and global career prospects with a specialist master’s in business economics and business finance.
This course will provide advanced preparation for careers in the policy making, organisational decision making and the financial world.