About the Course

Economics and Management is a Joint Degree course which provides undergraduates with an opportunity to combine the traditional subject areas of Economics with a range of Management disciplines from accounting and finance to marketing and operations management. The management element of the course benefits from the facilities available at the Saïd Business School, where courses include the undergraduate BA, a postgraduate DPhil, and specialist masters courses.

During the first year there are three compulsory subjects: Introductory Economics, Financial Management, and General Management. Introductory Economics covers the basic tools of economic analysis and their applications in microeconomics, macroeconomics and international trade. The General Management paper provides an overview of the historical context of modern business and of major functional areas of management studies such as organisational behaviour; strategic management; technology and operations management; and marketing. Financial Management encompasses, among other topics, financial accounting; sources of finance; firm valuation; and corporate governance.

The first year lays the foundations for more advanced work to be done in the second and third years. There is a Preliminary Examination at the end of the first year. In the second and third years you take three compulsory Economics papers (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Quantitative Economics) and five optional papers, of which at least two are in Management. This allows you to choose anywhere from six subjects in Economics and two in Management to three subjects in Economics and five in Management. The course thus caters for those seeking to specialise in Management, or in Economics, or to mix the two.

Subject notes

To see the latest subject notes for Economics and Management - which contain information about our tutorial fellows, the admissions process and the course itself - please consult the below link.