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Business Studies and Economics

Business Studies

Course Summary

The Business Studies and Economics course is an innovative course that contains ideas and topics to excite you and to provide you with the opportunity to grow both academically and professionally. You will follow a contemporary curriculum designed by Warwick academics based in the Warwick Business School and Department of Economics, with each module specifically written to equip you with the skills required to be successful on an undergraduate course at university. The modules you will study include topics such as the macro-economic environment, operations management, marketing and monitoring business performance.

A combination of lectures and seminars provide the academic framework for the course and are complemented by a range of other activities such as case-studies, business plans and project work. You will have plenty of contact with the staff who will teach you, with 19 hours per week of contact time and up to 4 hours per week of English Language. This will leave any remaining time for independent learning, researching and preparing for assessments, lectures and seminars. Assessments will take a variety of different forms allowing you to demonstrate the range of skills in which you are both confident and competent.

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the necessary skills to enter undergraduate degree courses related to Business Studies and Economics.

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Foundations of Business

Students will be expected to engage critically with business theory, by generating creative solutions to business problems and issues presented as case-studies. This module will provide the skills and knowledge needed to describe and discuss the nature, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of different forms of business and organisational structure in addition to broadening students’ understanding of the social, environmental and ethical influences of business activities.

Business Maths and Statistics

This module aims to combine Business Studies, Mathematics and Statistics. This will enable students to develop modelling skills in all disciplines based on a strong and robust mathematics knowledge. With emphasis on mathematical reasoning and problem-based teaching and learning strategies, students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in statistical techniques and business. Students will have excellent support from the teaching staff through tutorials and through participation in a variety of dynamic teaching and learning activities. This module will prepare participants for a wide range of degree-level courses in Mathematics & Statistics, Business Studies and related disciplines.

Applied Economics

This module will introduce students to the principles of economic analysis. The programme aims to provide students with a strong understanding of micro and macro-economics as well as appreciation of the nature and functioning of markets and a working knowledge of statistical and econometric modelling techniques. With emphasis on developing skills in data analysis, banking and management, the course will enhance students’ effectiveness and offer core preparation for a wide range of degree-level courses in economics and related disciplines.

Academic Skills

Academic skills are strategies and techniques that enable students to make the most efficient use of their time and to reach their academic potential. This dynamic module will provide students with strategies and skills such as structuring arguments, decoding questions and providing peer review feedback to prepare for degree-level study and beyond.