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Economics and Management

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.

Although the Economics & Management degree is taught jointly with the Saïd Business School, it is not a Business Studies degree. It is taught as an academic subject within the Social Sciences Division of the University. This means you will be learning through traditional academic means of working on problem sets, reading, discussing and writing essays on subjects set by your tutors each week.

 

During the first year there are three compulsory subjects: Introductory Economics, General Management, and Financial Management.

Introductory Economics covers the basic tools of economic analysis in micro- and macroeconomics; there is also an introduction to quantitative methodologies. 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 following two years students take at least two Economics courses (of which at least one must be Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative economics or Development of the world economy since 1800), and also at least two Management courses.

Additional elective courses (options) increase the total number of courses taken to eight.  (Economics options may set pre-requisites drawn from Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Quantitative economics.)

One option may be replaced with a thesis in either Economics or Management. The course caters for those seeking to specialise in Management, or in Economics, or to mix the two.

ECONOMICS OPTIONS (AVAILABILITY MAY VARY):

British Economic History since 1870; Behavioural & Experimental Economics; Econometrics; Economics of Developing Countries; Economics of Industry; Game Theory; International Economics; Labour Economics; Microeconomic Analysis; Money and Banking; Public Economics.

MANAGEMENT OPTIONS (AVAILABILITY MAY VARY):

Accounting; Organizational Behaviour; Finance; Marketing; Strategic Management; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Global Business History; Technology and Operations Management.

Fellows

Dr Péter Esö

Dr Péter Esö is the Fellow and Tutor in Economics who teaches Core Microeconomics and Game Theory. His research interests include microeconomic theory, game theory, and the economics of information.

Lecturers

Ms Francesca Arduini

Ms Francesca Arduini is a lecturer in Economics. She teaches Microeconomics, Game Theory, Quantitative Economics, and Econometrics.

Philip Schnattinger

Philip Schnattinger is a lecturer in Economics and he teaches Macroeconomics.

Ms Alena Wabitsch

Ms Alena Wabitsch is a a lecturer in Economics. Her research interests lie in Monetary Policy, Central Bank Communication and Behavioural Economics.

The deadline to submit your application for undergraduate study via UCAS is 15 October each year. Please refer to the University’s webpages for detailed information on how to apply.

Places available at Jesus College

In a total College entry of about 100 undergraduates, 4 are offered places in a typical year to read Economics and Management.

Academic requirements

A-levels A*AA including Mathematics at grade A or above or equivalent qualifications.

You do not need to have studied economics or business before applying for this course. However, you will need to have studied mathematics to A-level or equivalent in order to be admitted to read Economics and Management.

For further information, including other UK qualifications and international qualifications, please click here.

Selection criteria

The specific selection criteria are given on the department’s website here.

Admissions tests

All candidates must take the Thinking Skills Assessment: Section 1 (TSA S1)  as part of their application. Separate registration for this test is required and it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are registered by the deadline of 30 September 2022. We strongly recommend making the arrangements in plenty of time before the deadline. Everything you need to know, including how to register and guidance on how to prepare, can be found can be found here.

Written work

You do not need to submit any written work as part of an application for this course.

Deferred Entry

Please refer to the Departmental website for subject-specific advice.

The Tutors have no objection in principle to offering a place to a candidate who wishes to defer entry for a year, provided this intention is made known at the outset. You must apply for deferred entry at the time of application to Oxford: you cannot change your mind after an offer has been made.

You should be aware that applicants who are offered places for deferred entry will generally be among the very strongest of the cohort for their subject, and the College limits its offers of deferred places in order not to disadvantage candidates applying in the following year. In some cases, an applicant for deferred entry may be offered a place for non-deferred entry instead.

Joint Schools

Economics cannot be studied as a single discipline for a degree, but it is available as a joint course as follows:

The Department of Economics has around 200 graduate students. As a research-based community, the Department puts great weight on developing its graduate students. The following degrees are offered at postgraduate level:

  • DPhil Economics
  • MPhil Economics
  • MSc Economic and Social History (joint with the History Faculty)
  • MPhil Economic and Social History (joint with the History Faculty)
  • MSc Economics for Development (joint with the Department of International Relations)
  • MSc Financial Economics (joint with Saïd Business School)

The Saïd Business School (SBS) has rapidly established itself as a major international centre of management education and research. Some of the courses available include:

  • MBA
  • MSc Financial Economics
  • MSc Law and Finance (joint with the Law Faculty)
  • DPhil Management

The undergraduate course has been the top-rated business programme in the UK for the past six years in The Guardian and in eight of the last nine years in The Times. It is appropriate for those seeking careers in Management, or for those planning to do graduate work in either Economics or Management Studies.

Graduates in Economics and Management are amongst the most sought-after in the University. The breadth of the course and the range of skills which it provides have proved attractive to employers in a wide variety of industries. These employers include both leading international organisations in ‘traditional activities’ as well as new start-up companies in a variety of high-tech fields.

Recent graduates have secured positions in banking and finance, consultancy, research and teaching as well as a wide range of other sectors

If you have any questions about entrance requirements, or about applying to study at Jesus College, please contact the Admissions Officer:

Tel: 01865 279721
Email: admissions.officer@jesus.ox.ac.uk
Web: www.jesus.ox.ac.uk