Business Economics

Business Economics Degree Structure

Students have a choice of two Honours pathways in Business Economics:

  • Single Honours in Business Economics
  • Joint Honours in Business Economics and another subject

Year 1

Students will study Economics 1A and 1B (40 credits) and two other level 1 subjects (80 credits) selected from the choice offered by their degree programme – 120 credits in total.

Year 2

Students will study Economics 2A and 2B (40 credits) and Introductory Mathematics and Introductory Statistics (20 credits) two other subjects (60 credits) selected from the choice offered by their degree programme – 120 credits in total. 

Years 3 and 4

Students who meet the requirements for entry to Honours will study a combination of compulsory and optional courses depending on their Honours programme.

Single Honours in Business Economics

Students must complete 120 credits of taught courses in their junior Honours year. In their senior Honours year, students must complete 90 credits of taught courses and a 30-credit Economics Dissertation.

Students must complete at least 4 of the following 6 compulsory courses in either their junior or senior Honours year. The remaining courses can be selected from the full range available.

  • Economics of Business Contracts and Governance 
  • Economics of Business Strategy and Regulation 
  • Economics of Industry 
  • Markets and Competition Policy 
  • Financial Markets and Asset Pricing
  • Financial Markets and Corporate Finance 

Joint Honours in Business Economics and another subject

In addition to courses specified by their joint Subject, students must complete 60 credits of courses in Economics in each of their Honours years.  Students must complete at least 3 of the following compulsory courses in either their junior or senior Honours year:

  • Economics of Business Contracts and Governance 
  • Economics of Business Strategy and Regulation 
  • Economics of Industry
  • Markets and Competition Policy 
  • Financial Markets and Asset Pricing 
  • Financial Markets and Corporate Finance 

Senior Honours students can choose to complete their Dissertation in Economics (30 credits) or in their joint subject.

Note: LLB students follow a slightly different curriculum.

Exchange programme

Glasgow has lots of partnership agreements, which allow students to spend a year of their degree, or one semester, at an overseas university – either in Europe or further afield. Most students who choose to go abroad do so in their third year but it’s also an option for the second year. Spending time abroad has many advantages in terms of broadening your horizons, challenging yourself in a different academic environment, enhancing your CV and employment prospects and, perhaps, learning a language. More information can be found on the University’s Exchange Programme web pages.

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Detailed descriptions of each programme with information about programme aims, intended learning outcomes, assessment, possible combinations of joint degrees and other related information can be found in the programme specifications.


Related links

Degrees in Economics
MA (Social Sciences) degree structure
MA degree structure
Exchange programme
Programme specifications