BSc Economics

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Overview

The BSc Economics programme will provide you with comprehensive training in the theoretical and quantitative tools used in economics. You will learn how to apply this training to understand, analyse and interpret the workings of real-world markets. While all students receive a rigorous grounding in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, you can specialise in one of three areas: finance, international business or marketing.

Why should I study Economics at XJTLU?

    • Choose from a broad array of modules with a range of theoretical and applied topics, as well as specialised modules that give you an enhanced understanding of economic theory
    • Gain a thorough understanding of the global economy and the Chinese economy in particular while obtaining insight into businesses and their contribution to on-going development in China and in other countries
    • Take advantage of work placements that will give you an understanding of how your academic skills apply to real-world situations through XJTLU’s continuously developed links with public and private sectors
    • Be well-prepared to sit for the CFA Investment Foundations Program exam at a discounted registration fee by successfully completing the only module in China accepted into the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Academic Program
    • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.


Accreditation

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)in 2016 and 2018 respectively. AACSB accreditation is a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation. The EQUIS accreditation is a quality certification system for business schools set up by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). It has become the most global authoritive and select business school certification body in the world with its comprehensive and rigorous review process. IBSS becomes the youngest business school in the world to have received both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. There are only less than 100 business schools that have received both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. This is an important milestone in becoming a world class business school and highlights the strength and significant influence of IBSS at the international level.

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation and IBSS is the youngest school ever to have achieved it.

Qualification XJTLU BEcon Economics University of Liverpool BA Business Economics
BSc Economics
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Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BSc Economics programme, you will have:

  • the ability to demonstrate comprehensive and systematic understanding of economic concepts, principles, theory and modelling approaches, including theoretical foundations of modern economic thought, and practical and theoretical knowledge of micro-economic and macro-economic systems.
  • the knowledge to apply economic theories to analyse the workings of real-world markets
  • the skills to analyse and identify creative solutions to problems relating to business, industry and economic policy
  • the ability to collect, organise, manipulate, present, critically evaluate and analyse economic and business data and information in an informative and accessible way for different audiences and users.


The Austrian theory of business cycles helped me understand Chinese financial markets, while the principal-agent model in advanced microeconomics inspired me.

Ruoyan Ji Alumna, BSc Economics, China

Modules

Careers

Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for management and specialist positions in business sectors such as management consultancies, financial sectors, international organisations, government and civil service, as well as positions in marketing, law and entrepreneurship.

Graduates will also gain a solid foundation for postgraduate study in economics, finance, management or public administration.

Fees

Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

How to apply

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