We take economic and finance decisions every day of our lives, and in turn are affected by the decisions of other people and institutions. The BSc (Hons) course in Economics and Finance aims to provide you with the understanding of economic theory and knowledge of the financial foundations of firms, financial markets and institutions to enable you to analyse these economic decisions and how others’ decisions impact upon yourself.
What happens on the course?
Semester 1 Starters:
4EC001 Microeconomic Principles (20 Credits)
4EC005 Thinking like an Economist (20 Credits)
4SL005 The Sociological Imagination (20 Credits)
4FC001 Quantitative Analysis for Economics and Finance (20 Credits)
4EC002 Macroeconomic Principles (20 Credits)
4AC012 Finance and Accounting for Managers (20 Credits)
5EC001 Economic Analysis and Methods (20 Credits)
5EC002 Microeconomic Theory and Policy (20 Credits)
5FC003 International Financial Institutions and Markets (20 Credits)
5EC003 Macroeconomics and Policy (20 Credits)
5FC001 Introduction to Financial Economics (20 Credits)
5PO004 World Politics (20 Credits)
6FC001 Corporate and Behavioural Finance (20 Credits)
6EC001 Industrial Organisation (20 Credits)
6EC002 Critical Perspectives in Economics (20 Credits)
6EC004 Researching Topics in Economics (20 Credits)
6FC002 Corporate Governance and Risk (20 Credits)
6FC003 Global Financial Management or 6FC004 Finance for SMEs (20 Credits)
You will gain the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required to work in the financial sector, including banks, insurance companies, pension funds, investment and unit trusts, and financial advisory work as well as other industries in both the private and public sectors. The programme will also provide an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in finance and economics.
What skills will you gain?
1. Critically apply economic and finance reasoning to a range of situations including in specialised areas of economics and finance and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist 2. Critically evaluate the sources and content of economic and finance data and evidence and appraise those methods that be applied appropriately to the analysis of such data 3. Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods and computing techniques and know how to use these techniques and methods across a range of problems 4. Critically appraise the historical, institutional, international, social and environmental contexts in which specific economic and finance analysis is applied 5. Effectively communicate economic and finance ideas to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences 6. Demonstrate the ability to successfully undertake independent study
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Applicants must have GCSE Maths at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.