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Hey so my applications been finally sent off to UCAS (college took ages!) and ive heard that within the first week or so you can alter your choices. Ive applied to University of East Anglia for Economics. Before that I`d chosen Leicester but I couldnt do the BSc version since I dont have A Level maths, but they did suggest taking BA Economics instead. My question is, which would be better? UEA said they teach you the necessary maths at the beginning of the course and its in the top 20, but now im not so sure.
2)Also in UEA they offer just Economics on its own, and they also offer BSC Business Finance and Economics. I want to go into the career field of finance, and wasnt sure which course would suit it more. I currently like the idea of being a Financial Analyst, but I havent set it as my firm career choice. Also, the Business Finance and Econ course includes modules like Audit and Accounting. Which do you think would benefit me more, in terms of what employers want and which could help me succeed in the finance industry?
Please offer your advice
Much appreciated
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Hey so my applications been finally sent off to UCAS (college took ages!) and ive heard that within the first week or so you can alter your choices. Ive applied to University of East Anglia for Economics. Before that I`d chosen Leicester but I couldnt do the BSc version since I dont have A Level maths, but they did suggest taking BA Economics instead. My question is, which would be better? UEA said they teach you the necessary maths at the beginning of the course and its in the top 20, but now im not so sure.
2)Also in UEA they offer just Economics on its own, and they also offer BSC Business Finance and Economics. I want to go into the career field of finance, and wasnt sure which course would suit it more. I currently like the idea of being a Financial Analyst, but I havent set it as my firm career choice. Also, the Business Finance and Econ course includes modules like Audit and Accounting. Which do you think would benefit me more, in terms of what employers want and which could help me succeed in the finance industry?
Please offer your advice
Much appreciated
According to THE GUARDIAN,
UEA is ranked 40th nationally for Economics, while Leicester only 52nd.
Bsc is more with numbers, maths & statistics
BA is more general
If you want to become an Analyst, it would be better if you choose the Bsc degree I think.

2) I think a more specialised degree will benefit you more, expecially if you intend to go into finance/banking I assume, so something with Finance/Business sounds better than Economics only.
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According to THE GUARDIAN,
UEA is ranked 40th nationally for Economics, while Leicester only 52nd.
Bsc is more with numbers, maths & statistics
BA is more general
If you want to become an Analyst, it would be better if you choose the Bsc degree I think.

2) I think a more specialised degree will benefit you more, expecially if you intend to go into finance/banking I assume, so something with Finance/Business sounds better than Economics only.
You said to become a Financial Analyst it would be better to go for the BSc degree. Do you mean BSc Economics or BSc Business Finance and Economics?
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You said to become a Financial Analyst it would be better to go for the BSc degree. Do you mean BSc Economics or BSc Business Finance and Economics?
Preferably BSc Economics with Finance/Business/Management etc.
That's only my opinion because you'll have fewer difficuties working as an analyst later on. I'm not sure how the companies/banks look at this, but a BSc will definitely give you more analytical & numerical skills!
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Hey so my applications been finally sent off to UCAS (college took ages!) and ive heard that within the first week or so you can alter your choices. Ive applied to University of East Anglia for Economics. Before that I`d chosen Leicester but I couldnt do the BSc version since I dont have A Level maths, but they did suggest taking BA Economics instead. My question is, which would be better? UEA said they teach you the necessary maths at the beginning of the course and its in the top 20, but now im not so sure.
2)Also in UEA they offer just Economics on its own, and they also offer BSC Business Finance and Economics. I want to go into the career field of finance, and wasnt sure which course would suit it more. I currently like the idea of being a Financial Analyst, but I havent set it as my firm career choice. Also, the Business Finance and Econ course includes modules like Audit and Accounting. Which do you think would benefit me more, in terms of what employers want and which could help me succeed in the finance industry?
Please offer your advice
Much appreciated
Perhaps you should compare notes with this poster about the level of Maths required...

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2532179
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