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Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Business Economics

Business Economics

Business Economics

Business Economics

Business Economics

International Scholarships available

Overview

This course has a strong vocational focus and will develop key skills in economics, accounting and management. You will explore the principles of economics and how they apply to business, and you will gain both a theoretical and practical understanding of the economic decisions faced by business managers. You will also develop the ability to analyse the economic and social environments in which those decisions are taken.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

You will be encouraged to seek a year's paid work placement in the third year of your course to hone your skills and get a head start in the employment market. Past placement companies have included Mercedes Benz, Price Waterhouse Cooper and high street retail banks. We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests.

You will meet representatives from organisations such as Deloitte and take part in our Virtual Investment Club to gain a greater understanding of how financial markets work. There is also the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in year two at venues around the world.

We're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • Specialist facilities
  • Expert careers service
  • Access to guest lectures
  • Placement option
  • Specialist graduate skillset
BA (Hons) Business Economics
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Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above and GCSE Maths Grade B or above (Grade 4 and Grade 6 respectively, for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

26 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above and GCSE Maths Grade B or above (Grade 4 and Grade 6 respectively, for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

26 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Abbie Coolican

Careers

Abbie Coolican
Student Placement DePuy

BA (Hons) Economics for Business

“"Through my work placement at Leeds Beckett I’ve gained invaluable work experience from the largest medical firm in the world. As a result, there will be lots of opportunities open to me when I graduate."

Teaching and learning

Learn to apply economic principles to business behaviour, strategy and corporate performance and understand the environments in which businesses operate. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
Understand contemporary economic debates in a real-world context. Six core modules will see you study theoretical and policy issues, techniques used in economic analysis, and the relationship between economic policies and business decision making.
Overall workload
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240 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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960 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one assessment is predominantly examination with some coursework and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Examine how managers can understand and use different financial information. You will consider how shareholders can use financial statements as a means of evaluating a firm?s performance.

Gain an overview of macroeconomics by exploring and debating issues such as unemployment, exchange rates, economic growth and inflation amongst others. You will understand the role of fiscal and monetary policy and the need for a stable macroeconomic environment for business.

Gain an understanding of political economy and contemporary economic and political debates. You will explore the origins of different world views and ideologies and different perspectives through real-world economic and financial issues.

Create, manipulate, and interpret business data using the appropriate basic statistical methods.

Explore fundamental microeconomic concepts and principles and some of the essential mathematical techniques used in economic analysis. Gain knowledge of modern microeconomic theories and methods, the ability to apply those methods to analyse government policies and understand and apply relevant mathematical methods.

Private, public and third-sector organisations are part of a complex, interlinked, organic social system affording them both opportunities and threats. Develop an understanding of the key external factors and issues that organisations face in all aspects of their activities and how they are placed in such an uncertain environment.

Develop expertise in planning and forecasting methods and the application of microeconomic analysis. Your four core and two option modules will enable you to compare macroeconomic theories, interpret data in forecasting models, and explore the uses of economic data.
Overall workload
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220 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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980 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two assessment is predominantly coursework with some examination assessments.

 

Core Modules

Understand recent developments in economics theory and policy through the examination of national economies and the relationships between international economies. You will study topics including economic growth, theoretical models, aggregate supply and demand in the open economy and stabilisation polices.

Gain a rigorous grounding in the essentials of microeconomic analysis and start to explore some of the essential data analysis techniques used in economic analysis. You will develop a sound knowledge of modern microeconomic theories and methods, the ability to apply those methods to analyse government policies, and a sound understanding of and the ability to apply relevant quantitative methods.

Discover aspects of economic theory which can be used to analyse and evaluate the operation of firms and markets in a modern capitalist economy. You will gain economic perspectives on the forces shaping business enterprises in a constantly changing world; how firms interact with each other strategically; and how firms tackle internal problems of stakeholders and agency.

Explore in-depth approaches used in economic planning and forecasting.

Develop an understanding of the nature of the financing and management of organisations other than private businesses, and the skills and knowledge necessary to manage them.

Option modules may include:
Business Journalism

Examine complex businesses and organisations to determine how its operations and supply chain produce competitive advantage and improve performance. You will use a range of real-life scenarios along with qualitative and quantitative data to understand, apply and analyse concepts and principles from the field.

Develop an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and investigate the legal and governance framework within which businesses operate.

Develop your understanding of the nature and complexities of managerial decision making including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will study the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making and the managerial negotiation skills needed in effective decision making.

Plan, launch and run a business enterprise using a simulated business environment. Within your group you will undertake market analysis and produce a financially viable business plan for investors. You will then contribute to the running of the business via a simulation platform and make decisions based on the outcomes aimed at improving performance.

Explore the global dimensions of environmental impacts and a broad range of environmental concerns with a focus on global climate change. You will learn about competing perspectives on sustainable development and evaluate the policies that seek to enable individuals, businesses and governments to behave in an environmentally sustainable way.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Hone your understanding of econometric principles and their application. Your four core modules will enable you to evaluate theories, investigate economic policy issues and understand competing theories of multinational enterprise corporate social responsibility.
Overall workload
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228 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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972 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three assessment is predominantly coursework with some examination and practical assessments.
Core Modules

Develop a critical understanding of the process of economic globalisation and the role played by Transnational Corporations as both cause and consequence of this process through control of global production networks and foreign direct investment.

Learn to apply the approaches and tools of microeconomic analysis and broaden and deepen your understanding of issues important to business success and public policy. This module will focus on enterprise and the competitive process to strengthen your understanding of industrial dynamics and will highlight aims and limitations of the social oversight of business.

Improve your understanding of econometric principles and modern methods, and learn how to apply these techniques in the statistical testing of economic theories and models, and forecasting of economic and financial variables.

Develop awareness of current macroeconomic issues and the challenges they pose for policymakers. This module will introduce you to macroeconomic models and the insights into policy solutions they can provide. You will consider how different policies around the world are able to complement one another.

Option modules may include:
Management of International Business

Financial Institutions & Regulation

Management & Leadership Development

Cross-cultural Management & Diversity

Study a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. This module will build on and extend your understanding of strategic management issues.

Apply for a placement and undertake a period of paid employment to give you the opportunity to develop business contacts and gain understanding of the jobs and career market.

Study the ways in which the decision-making process influences decisions that are made in practice. This module will combine psychology and economics while you learn about the emerging field of behavioural economics.

International Business Finance

Business Strategy

Independent Research Project

Project & Risk Management

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Understand contemporary economic debates in a real-world context. Six core modules will see you study theoretical and policy issues, techniques used in economic analysis, and the relationship between economic policies and business decision making.
Overall workload
Clock icon
240 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
960 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one assessment is predominantly examination with some coursework and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Private, public and third-sector organisations are part of a complex, interlinked, organic social system affording them both opportunities and threats. Develop an understanding of the key external factors and issues that organisations face in all aspects of their activities and how they are placed in such an uncertain environment.

Explore fundamental microeconomic concepts and principles and some of the essential mathematical techniques used in economic analysis. Gain knowledge of modern microeconomic theories and methods, the ability to apply those methods to analyse government policies and understand and apply relevant mathematical methods.

Gain an overview of macroeconomics by exploring and debating issues such as unemployment, exchange rates, economic growth and inflation amongst others. You will understand the role of fiscal and monetary policy and the need for a stable macroeconomic environment for business.

Create, manipulate, and interpret business data using the appropriate basic statistical methods.

Gain an understanding of political economy and contemporary economic and political debates. You will explore the origins of different world views and ideologies and different perspectives through real-world economic and financial issues.

Examine how managers can understand and use different financial information. You will consider how shareholders can use financial statements as a means of evaluating a firm?s performance.

Develop expertise in planning and forecasting methods and the application of microeconomic analysis. Your four core and two option modules will enable you to compare macroeconomic theories, interpret data in forecasting models, and explore the uses of economic data.
Overall workload
Clock icon
220 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
980 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two assessment is predominantly coursework with some examination assessments.

 

Core Modules

Understand recent developments in economics theory and policy through the examination of national economies and the relationships between international economies. You will study topics including economic growth, theoretical models, aggregate supply and demand in the open economy and stabilisation polices.

Gain a rigorous grounding in the essentials of microeconomic analysis and start to explore some of the essential data analysis techniques used in economic analysis. You will develop a sound knowledge of modern microeconomic theories and methods, the ability to apply those methods to analyse government policies, and a sound understanding of and the ability to apply relevant quantitative methods.

Explore in-depth approaches used in economic planning and forecasting.

Develop an understanding of the nature of the financing and management of organisations other than private businesses, and the skills and knowledge necessary to manage them.

Option modules may include:

Develop your understanding of the nature and complexities of managerial decision making including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will study the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making and the managerial negotiation skills needed in effective decision making.

Plan, launch and run a business enterprise using a simulated business environment. Within your group you will undertake market analysis and produce a financially viable business plan for investors. You will then contribute to the running of the business via a simulation platform and make decisions based on the outcomes aimed at improving performance.

Business Journalism

Explore the global dimensions of environmental impacts and a broad range of environmental concerns with a focus on global climate change. You will learn about competing perspectives on sustainable development and evaluate the policies that seek to enable individuals, businesses and governments to behave in an environmentally sustainable way.

Examine complex businesses and organisations to determine how its operations and supply chain produce competitive advantage and improve performance. You will use a range of real-life scenarios along with qualitative and quantitative data to understand, apply and analyse concepts and principles from the field.

Develop an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and investigate the legal and governance framework within which businesses operate.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Hone your understanding of econometric principles and their application. Your four core modules will enable you to evaluate theories, investigate economic policy issues and understand competing theories of multinational enterprise corporate social responsibility.
Overall workload
Clock icon
228 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
972 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three assessment is predominantly coursework with some examination and practical assessments.
Core Modules

Develop a critical understanding of the process of economic globalisation and the role played by Transnational Corporations as both cause and consequence of this process through control of global production networks and foreign direct investment.

Develop awareness of current macroeconomic issues and the challenges they pose for policymakers. This module will introduce you to macroeconomic models and the insights into policy solutions they can provide. You will consider how different policies around the world are able to complement one another.

Learn to apply the approaches and tools of microeconomic analysis and broaden and deepen your understanding of issues important to business success and public policy. This module will focus on enterprise and the competitive process to strengthen your understanding of industrial dynamics and will highlight aims and limitations of the social oversight of business.

Improve your understanding of econometric principles and modern methods, and learn how to apply these techniques in the statistical testing of economic theories and models, and forecasting of economic and financial variables.

Option modules may include:

Study the ways in which the decision-making process influences decisions that are made in practice. This module will combine psychology and economics while you learn about the emerging field of behavioural economics.

Management of International Business

Financial Institutions & Regulation

Independent Research Project

Business Strategy

Apply for a placement and undertake a period of paid employment to give you the opportunity to develop business contacts and gain understanding of the jobs and career market.

Cross-Cultural Management & Diversity

International Business Finance

Study a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. This module will build on and extend your understanding of strategic management issues.

Project & Risk Management

Management & Leadership Development

John Embery
John Embery
Course Director

John is an economist and has worked in diverse fields including local government, electronics and hospitality. He has particular expertise in behavioural economics, political economy, analytical skills, research design, and lecturing, and his current research interests lie in sports economics and behavioural economics.

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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Hydra Suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • Access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the Library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself);  placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £3000.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £1385.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific

  • You will have access to the simulation suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • You will have access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

 

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course-specific

  • You will have access to the simulation suite, an on-campus system that will help you to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. We are the only business school in the world with this facility.
  • You will have access to the trading floor that features professional-level equipment including Datastream, a news and information system provided by mass media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

 

Facilities

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Trading Floor
    Trading Floor

    Our Trading Floor provides access to information and tools through Thomson Reuters and DataStream. This includes local and global economic and business news, historical and real-time economic and business data, the creation and monitoring of portfolio performance, firm level information, visual analysis through charting, thousands of research works on country and firm performance and the facility to transfer the information into relevant software. Thomson Reuters is one of the largest databases in the world and all these resources are equally important to students, professionals, researchers and academic staff.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

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