Business Economics and Financial Management BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

You will cover a total of six modules over the Foundation Year covering the core competencies for degree level study, and will also have a choice of subjects including business, law and politics; arts, media and social sciences; global development; society, culture and ethics; and key skills in academic English.

On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will be able to progress to a range of business degree courses offered at the Business School, as well as selected courses from other departments in the University including law, social sciences, education and English.

BA (Hons) with a Year Abroad

You will spend year a studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. This is an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons within a different culture and environment, learn new skills and develop valuable international contacts while continuing your studies.

BA (Hons) with an Industrial Placement

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience while you earn. Spend a year working in industry, gaining invaluable experience, creating potential contacts and developing your employability.

Our professional experience programme provides the opportunity to work with companies like IBM, Boots, BP, Microsoft UK, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Walt Disney Company.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,000

Overseas: £12,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,000

Overseas: £8,350

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus


BA (Hons)

4 years


BA (Hons)

4 years


BA (Hons)

4 years

About the course

This joint degree is ideal for those who want to enter the job market with knowledge of a powerful set of tools to analyse business and economic operations. You will build a deep understanding of real-world corporate structures, focusing on the key principles of economics, accounting and finance, marketing, and managing people. You will not only become proficient in approaching problems like a seasoned economist, but adept at locating, extracting and analysing data from multiple sources and information systems in order to formulate and apply potentially game-changing strategies in global settings.

Combine this with the opportunity to boost your employability through an additional year of professional experience, often with a top global business, or by studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. If you do not have the qualifications and experience to enter the BA Honours course directly, a foundation year in Business and Management will give you the academic abilities to progress to the first year of your degree. The University of Hull’s distinctive, integrated approach has earned international accreditation from AACSB – held by less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programmes.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements may change during Clearing. Please call us on 0330 012 8806 for the latest information.

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • Appropriate for those returning to study after a minimum three-year break, or those with non-UK qualifications unsuitable for UK level 4 entry.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of, or interest in, a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • Candidates with A-level qualifications in subjects other than those key to the degree will usually require a minimum of 200 points. 

International students

(language requirements)

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency. Learn more

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Future prospects

This degree opens up a wide range of employment possibilities, especially in areas where knowledge of economics is an asset, such as in the City or in government. However, your broad business knowledge will mean that you can enter a variety of organisations and make a real difference, with previous graduates from the core subjects of business economics and financial management securing employment at organisations such as Mass Mutual, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hall Mark Cards, HBOS, Santander, Halifax Plc, NPower, RBS, DEFRA, Ernst and Young, HSBC, and KPMG.

Our dedicated Centre for Professional Success will connect you with businesses and keep you up to date with relevant work placements, company projects and job opportunities and skills to help give you the edge in the employment market.

Our annual World of Work Week offers a wide range of events and guest speakers from companies like Accenture, IBM and Procter & Gamble, providing business-focused career advice.

Our free Alumni Connect scheme is open to all graduates and provides a wide range of career resources, online events and country-specific recruitment guides, all designed to enhance your career long after graduation.