Urgent help! Life decision between BSc management or BA Economics

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Hello everyone, I'm studying A2 level Economics, maths, biology

University of Manchester offers BSc Management or BA Economics. I absolutely love both courses so I am struggling to choose, which one is better in terms of:

  • Difficulty?
  • prestigious?
  • job prospect?
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Hi!

I assume you looked at the course content..I did google and read it.

The BA econ has a good amount of maths in it, and since management seems to be about providing a general-ish cover of a range of topics, the BA econ is definitely much harder. But for me economics is a very fun and interesting subject to learn anyway, if its the same for you then it woudnt be difficult at all!

Prestige? Well its a good university so thats a given for both! Haha but I think the BA econ is more prestigious in my eyes at least, purely because you learn more in depth vs the management, which seems to cover an array of topics with the option to specialise later on in one.

Job prospect? In my opinion management degrees may get you a job faster than your BA econ degree, but again this depends on your uni and networking that you do throughout the years. I think with the BA econ you have a better chance of getting into banking. With the economics degree I would say your job prospects are better.

The course content of the economics program is more demanding, quantitative, and leaves you more of a specialist than the management one. If I were you Id choose economics and specialise in the same as well. A lot of succesful people from econ bachelors! dont know about management though!
Hey!

Thank you so much for replying, your response meant so much to me! I think I am going to choose BA econ too. But I really don't have a great amount of knowledge in degrees so I would like to ask you one more question (sorry!):
Would a BSc econ graduate looks more advantageous compared to a BA econ graduate? I didn't apply for BSc because I probably can't get an A in maths (C3 is too hard :/) so in a way it is harder for me to get a job than having a BSc Management degree?

Thanks again
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Difficulty - it depends on what you're good at and where your altitudes lie. Do you prefer essays or maths, for instance? There's no one simple answer.

Prestige - this is a nebulous concept that is picked over by sixth formers in ways that are frankly unhelpful. They are both well regarded degrees at a top Russell Group university.

Career options - a better question, but I would strongly suggest that you do not rely on the hearsay of other posters. Have a look at the www.unistats.ac.uk website, where you can find the official data on relative career prospects. (Spoiler: they're almost identical)

There's no one clear better path - choose the degree that you think you will enjoy the most and will do best at.
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L100 (BA) Economics at UoM is my firm choice. Conditional offer is AAB. Do you think they would accept ABB by any chance (if I get the A in Economics)?
Or possibly even A*BB with the A* being in economics? (which is possible as I have accumulated 180/200 UMS in AS Economics)
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(Original post by Lhmrra)
Hello everyone, I'm studying A2 level Economics, maths, biology

University of Manchester offers BSc Management or BA Economics. I absolutely love both courses so I am struggling to choose, which one is better in terms of:
  • Difficulty?
  • prestigious?
  • job prospect?
Hi there,

Im currently a second year BSC Management student in UoM's business school so i'll try to give you some relevant advice. As for this course being very "math heavy", I can assure you that in your first year it is not. You have two "math" modules to take for first year but the standard of Maths is either GCSE level, or the basics of simple calculus. It is not very math centric and those who did not do Math for A levels (Me) still managed to do well in both modules.

I'd say go for management, in your second year you would be able to choose between a variety of specialisms (International business finance and economics, Accounting and finance, Marketing, Human resource, Innovation and entrepreneurship) so in this simple sense youre kind of giving yourself alot more "options" incase you discover you do not necessarily enjoy your choice of studying economics.

In terms of difficulty, if you put in the minimum hours required and if you put in effort to read and shoot your professors emails, you will find this course manageable.

Job prospect wise; there are many answers to this question and it all depends on what you want to do after Uni, E.g. if youre considering a career in a multi national corporation at a executive level, then management is the way to go.

Hope this helps!
Nick
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