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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 also specialise in one of three areas: finance, international business or marketing.

Why should I study economics at XJTLU?

By studying on this course, you can expect to:

  • 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 ongoing 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 the public and private sectors;
  • be well-prepared to sit the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program exam at a discounted registration fee by successfully completing the only module in China accepted into the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Programme.
  • enjoy the opportunity to attend the University of Liverpool in Years Three and Four if you choose the 2+2 route;
  • have the opportunity to undertake overseas exchanges with other universities; and
  • earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from China’s Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
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 microeconomic and macroeconomic systems;
  • the knowledge and understanding required to apply economic theories to analyse the workings of real-world markets;
  • the skills needed to analyse and identify creative solutions to problems relating to business, industry and economic policy; and
  • 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.
“Economics studies the fundamental patterns that underlie societies and economies that can help you better understand the world. The BSc Economics programme provides you with a broad range of theoretical and applied tools to enhance your understanding of global and Chinese economies.”
Siwen Pan
Programme director

Modules

  • Year One

    UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

  • Year Two

  • Year Three

  • Year Four

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

Careers

Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for management and specialist positions in business sectors such as management consultancy, the financial sector, international organisations, government and the 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.

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