Course information

Entry requirements

UCAS code

NL21

Entry requirements

A-level: BBB
BTEC: DDM
IB: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655

Length

3 years full-time

Course overview

The BSc (Hons) Management with Economics places an emphasis on the wider social, historical and political context in which organisations operate, and how it shapes the circulation, and demand/supply, of goods and services.

It will equip students with a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of management. Students will learn about key economic, financial, and psychological knowledge-bases in order to provide them with some of the basic tools they require to effectively manage and lead people at work, and engage in activities such as business creation and product/business development. The degree will prepare students for work in large, multinational and small-to-medium sized organisations that are global in nature, innovative, entrepreneurial and digitally cutting-edge. Students can also expect to develop transferable skills in critical-thinking, reflection, time-management, leadership, written and verbal communication, and numeracy, and to undertake research on an individual and group basis.

Creativity and interdisciplinarity are at the heart of everything we do here at Goldsmiths and in the Institute of Management Studies, from the programmes and modules we run, to the activities, masterclasses and lecture series they complement. Join us to embark on your own unique, important and unforgettable journey!

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Rachel Doern

What you'll study

Each year on the programme makes up 120 of the total 360 credits for a full degree.

Year 1 (credit level 4)

 

Year 1 modules Module title Credits
  Organisations and Organisational Strategy 15 credits
  Foundations of Economics 30 credits
  Understanding Entrepreneurship 15 credits
  Introduction to Marketing 15 credits
  Perspectives on Capital: Financial, Physical, Human, and Social 15 credits
  Finance and Accounting 15 credits
  Marketing Management 15 credits

Year 2 (credit level 5)

Year 2 modules Module title Credits
  Organisational Behaviour 15 credits
  Research in Management 15 credits
  Mathematics for Economics and Business 30 credits
  Economic Reasoning 15 credits
  History of Economic Ideas 15 credits

OR

Module title Credits
  Further Mathematics for Economics 15 credits

Optional modules to the value of 30 credits from an approved from other departments.

Year 3 (credit level 6)

Students take the following compulsory modules:

Year 3 compulsory modules Module title Credits
  Leadership and Talent Management 15 credits
  International Business 15 credits
  Intermediate Macroeconomics 15 credits
  Intermediate Microeconomics 15 credits
  Manias, Bubbles, Crises and Market Failure 15 credits
  Individual and Institutional Economic Behaviour 15 credits

Optional modules to the value of 30 credits from an approved list from other departments and the Institute of Management Studies, which may include Project Management, The Psychology of Marketing and Advertising, Assessment and Selection, Training, Coaching and Counselling.

Students will also be able to apply for a Work Placement modules that is worth 15 credits.

Module title Credits
  International Economics 15 credits
  Further Mathematics for Economics 15 credits
  Topics in Economic Policy 15 credits
  Money, Banking and the Financial System 15 credits

Teaching style

This programme is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. You’ll also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. This includes carrying out required and additional reading, preparing topics for discussion, and producing essays or project work.

The following information gives an indication of the typical proportions of learning and teaching for each year of this programme*:

  • Year 1 - 17% scheduled learning, 83% independent learning
  • Year 2 - 17% scheduled learning, 83% independent learning
  • Year 3 - 15% scheduled learning, 85% independent learning

How you’ll be assessed

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*:

  • Year 1 - 65% coursework, 35% written exam
  • Year 2 - 50% coursework, 50% written exam
  • Year 3 - 54% coursework, 46% written exam

*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for 2016/17. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices.

Credits and levels of learning

An undergraduate honours degree is made up of 360 credits – 120 at Level 4, 120 at Level 5 and 120 at Level 6. If you are a full-time student, you will usually take Level 4 modules in the first year, Level 5 in the second, and Level 6 modules in your final year. A standard module is worth 30 credits. Some programmes also contain 15-credit half modules or can be made up of higher-value parts, such as a dissertation or a Major Project.

Download the programme specification, for the 2018-19 intake. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Entry requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: BBB
BTEC: DDM
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher or BBC (Advanced Higher)
European Baccalaureate: 75%
Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Additional Requirements

You should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Economics or Statistics. 

Fees & funding

Careers

 

With this degree, students will get to the heart of how people make decisions, learn through the experiences of others, and investigate how organisations work at all levels, stages of development, and in relation to the external environment, including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors. We teach students how these factors take effect at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations. In particular, students will develop essay, report writing and presentation skills; learn to communicate effectively with others and build relationships; engage in teamwork and learn how to motivate others; work independently and manage their time; source, review and reference the literature, utilize different decision-making and strategic tools; learn to use online databases and other resources; and learn how to conduct oneself in a professional manner; formulate, carry out, analyse and present research to different audiences, academic and non-academic in nature.

 

 

 

A unique feature of the department, the Institute of Management Studies, is that we focus our teaching efforts on a relatively small cohort of no more than 50-70 students per year, so that we can provide these students with some of the knowledge and tools to be business leaders, entrepreneurs, work psychologists, consultants or researchers, that graduate ready to make a difference.