Our degree in Business with Strategic Economics encompasses the study of public, private and not-for-profit organisations, both small and large, their management practices and processes, and the changing external environment in which they operate. Strategic economics can be thought of as the application of economic principles to strategic decisions that managers make. Most business decisions involve a comparison of marginal benefits with margin cost, widely interpreted, and so implicitly or explicitly involve economic principles. In our four-year programme we reflect the global, dynamic climate of contemporary business and management, offering specialist courses in areas such as management sciences, decision making, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and climate change, drawing on disciplines which include psychology, law, economics, sociology and mathematics. The ability to follow a concentration of courses in Strategic Economics enables students to develop a specialism within the broader business degree structure.
Students are able to study a range of disciplines outside business, particularly in years one and two, allowing them to develop a broader range of knowledge and skills. A range of compulsory and optional courses examine topics in the context of businesses and of other types of organisation, including, charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector. All students have the option of studying abroad in the third year at one of our international partner institutions.
Students gain more general business knowledge and an understanding of the world of business, as well the more specialised skills and knowledge necessary to analyse the economic decisions that managers make when formulating strategy at the level of the firm. They also develop a range of transferable, intellectual and study skills which are appropriate not only for those aspiring to a career in management, but for those interested in the relationships between people, organisations and their environment who intend to pursue career opportunities within other types of organisation.
Our programmes are accredited by a range of leading business education organisations and professional bodies, and the School has strong links to the world of practice through research, consultancy and teaching, which ensures that our programmes are attuned to needs of employers and prepare students for the wide range of career opportunities post graduation.
Contact The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh to find course entry requirements.