BSc (Hons) Business with Economics

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Master the science of economics while gaining added business know-how, on our combined BSc (Hons) Business with Economics degree in Cambridge.

Dr Imko Meyenburg on economics

Economics in a nutshell

What do the economy, a football pitch and saving money have in common? Find out in our 60 second seminar.

You’ve set your sights high. You want a course that connects you with up-to-the minute ideas and discussions. We’ve designed our full-time Business with Economics degree to match that ambition.

Here at ARU, you won’t just learn in the classroom. There’s the chance to take economics out of the classroom, debating big ideas such as the minimum wage, capitalism and Brexit in our popular Economics in the Pub sessions.

With an eye on the future, you can also choose to take an optional placement year and add valuable work experience to your CV.

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Facilities and accreditation

Brilliant facilities and teaching

At ARU you’ll be part of our School of Economics, Finance and Law:

  • study in one of the largest business schools in the East of England
  • benefit from award-winning facilities
  • learn from qualified, expert staff
  • take economics outside of the classroom, with our regular Economics in the Pub sessions
  • choose to study abroad for a semester.

Career support from day one

Study at a university that’s known for its entrepreneurial spirit and:

  • attend business events, seminars and talks
  • make connections with local employers
  • take an optional placement year in industry
  • benefit from ongoing careers and employability support
  • get business support and mentoring through our start-up hub
  • pitch for start-up funding in our annual business competition.


Our BSc (Hons) Business with Economics gives you the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ll need to work as an economist, whether that’s in the public or private sector. It’s also a good basis for a range of related careers in business and industry. You could find yourself working for think-tanks or charities, consultancies, national or local government, banks, or accountancy firms. Or you may choose to pursue a career in a related field, such as marketing.

Whichever career path you have your sights set on, you can be confident about graduating with the knowledge, skills and abilities that industry needs. Employers help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MBA or MSc International Business. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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