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    I'm thinking of doing
    Maths
    Economics
    Business studies (btec)

    Would this stop me from going to good unis even if I get As for maths and economics and do well in business
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    Warwick and LSE discourage applicants from taking Business Studies with Economics. I'm assuming other top universities would feel the same. I would replace it if I were you.
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    (Original post by BasicMistake)
    Warwick and LSE discourage applicants from taking Business Studies with Economics. I'm assuming other top universities would feel the same. I would replace it if I were you.
    Why is that?
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    (Original post by Sayfi)
    Why is that?
    They are too similar, like some Unis discouraging doing Maths+Further Maths for select courses. Best not to mix BTECs and A Levels, pick one or the other
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    (Original post by Sayfi)
    Why is that?
    It's a narrow combination of subjects. Quite a few uni's are against this, and so you need to show more variety.
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    (Original post by bigwang)
    They are too similar, like some Unis discouraging doing Maths+Further Maths for select courses. Best not to mix BTECs and A Levels, pick one or the other
    alright... i didnt know that
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    (Original post by Sayfi)
    Why is that?
    Why they feel that way? Mainly because they are too similar in terms of content and skills with Business Studies often being a weaker version of Economics. Business is sometimes considered a 'soft subject'.
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    Hello! I had the exact same concern when I was figuring out which IB subjects I will take. I asked my school counsellor about it (universities recommending students not to take economics and business studies) and he explained me that this is mainly for the A-levels students, who study fewer subjects than the IB ones, as universities look for a variety of skills and knowledge and these two subjects will provide more less the same. However, it depends on the course you would like to apply! For instance, if you are interested in applying for Economics & Management, universities will admire that fact that you already have studied the principles of Business and Management. Apart from this, you should search which universities recommend you to avoid having both Economics and Business and ask yourself whether you would apply there.
 
 
 
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