Business Economics is one of several single honours pathways available within the BUS suite of programmes taught at Roehampton. Specialised pathways (and named degrees) are available in Business Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Accounting, Business Management and Retail Marketing, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Other related programmes include International Business and Marketing and Multimedia.
All first year students, except Marketing and Multimedia students, study a common set of modules. The common first year programme is designed to enable students, if they wish, to change pathway at the end of the first year, provided that they have successfully passed the corresponding compulsory module at level HE1, as indicated on their chosen pathway page (see individual pathway pages above).
AIMS: This programme aims to:
• meet the need for adaptive, adaptable graduates with the ability to manage change;
• empower students from a variety of educational backgrounds to fulfil their academic potential;
• provide a wide number of core and elective modules equipping students with necessary skills, knowledge and understanding for a wide range of careers, including employment in business organisations or self-employment;
• develop students’ personal and interpersonal transferable skills;
• provide students with opportunities for continuing intellectual development;
• provide an academic basis for further study including that of business and management at graduate level and/or graduate training.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students who successfully complete the programme will:
• have a knowledge and understanding of the external and internal business environments;
• demonstrate analytical skill through the identification, selection and interpretation of complex data;
• be able to describe, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply theoretical models underpinning key business and management decision making processes in an international context;
• show an understanding of organisational decision-making and have developed problem-solving skills;
• be able to use relevant research and problem-solving skills through a variety of organisation based projects;
• be able to identify and raise new, challenging issues in written, numerical and oral work acknowledging ethical considerations;
• have enhanced interpersonal skills e.g. building relationships, maximising individual strengths, negotiating individual contributions to a group task to allow the pursuit of group goals and to foster individual and group effectiveness in retail marketing environments;
• be computer literate and appreciate the use of IT applications, including e-learning, in the organization;
• have effective intellectual autonomy, initiative and self-competence in learning situations;
• have developed relevant personal transferable skills e.g. oral, written, analytical, problem-solving and time management skills applicable to a range of job opportunities including self-employment;
• appreciate the importance of enterprise and entrepreneurial activity in both commercial and not-for-profit organizations;
• have gained a broad grounding across a number of subject specialisms to enable entry into postgraduate study and/or vocational training in retail marketing areas.