This degree allows students to develop their understanding of Economic techniques whilst also learning about the principles of Business Management. Students in Business Economics should have an interest in using economic theory and thinking in applied business settings. This degree has less of an emphasis on using mathematics compared to a traditional economics degree and the programme fosters numerical skills through the use of up-to-date business applications.
Those pursuing a career in Business Economics should be effective communicators and work well with people, as they will have to analyse and interpret a range of information to meet the needs of different users, including managers and investors. Business Economists must be prepared to take on challenges and be able to adapt to a constantly changing and dynamic business environment.
Students graduating with a degree in Business Economics from Queen’s are well placed to secure a range of employment opportunities in economics and management in the public and private sectors. In recent years, students and appraisal with a range of government and other public sector organisations, careers in banking, as well as more generalist positions in business and management.
Typical career destinations of graduates include:
- Management Consulting
- Managers and Administrators in areas such as market research, advertising, sales and personnel
- Education, health or government departments
Graduate employers include PwC, EY, KPMG, Deloitte, BDO, Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland, First Trust, Northern Ireland Civil Service, Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, BBC, National Trust.
- BSc Economics
- BSc Economics with Finance
- BSc Economics with French
- BSc Economics with Spanish
- BSc Economics and Accounting
- BSc Business Economics
- BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics