The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1
o Flexible – start your course in September or January
The 3 year BSc Business Economics degree is designed for students who can benefit from an introduction to enable them to study at undergraduate level. The first year of the programme provides a foundation to the more specialist 'core' subjects delivered in years two and three.
If you have made up your mind that you wish to pursue a business career, or if you want to work as a consultant or as a specialist business economist in the private sector, this programme offers the spread of subject that is likely to be most useful. It enables you to suplement the basic economics modules with modules from the Department of Management thus providing a rounded view of business activities.
Accounting for Business, Behaviour in Organisations, Business Simulation, Business Success through Service Excellence, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Behaviour, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management, Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise, Cross-culture Management, Digital Economy and E Business, Econometrics, The Economics of Europe, The Economics of the Labour Market, Finance for Managers, Game Theory in Business, Globalisation and International Business, History of Economic Thought, Industrial Organisation and Strategy, International Economics, Issues in Developing Economies and the MENA Region, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Theory, Managing People and Change, Marketing Fundamentals, Marketing Management, Mathematics for Economists, Microeconomic Policy, Microeconomic Theory, Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Operations Strategy, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Process and Operations Management, Psychology at Work, Public Sector Economics, Quantitative Methods 1, Quantitative Methods 2, Regulation and Privatisation, Statistics for Business and Economics, Supply Chain Management, Understanding Business and Management, Welfare Economics.
Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham's faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.
A range of activities is pursued within the tutorial groups depending upon the module. Some modules emphasise problem solving as a means of reinforcing and cementing the important ideas – for example the module in Microeconomic Theory. Occasionally we use game playing to encourage discussion and understanding – for example when competing groups of students try to control a computer model of the economy in Principles of Macroeconomics. Other modules place greater emphasis on writing short and accurate technical pieces (Welfare Economics) or longer more discursive papers.
The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.
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A great small town, with the markets a definite highlight - they are a great opportunity to get bargain stuff for your flat, The locals are very friendly, and you'll definitely get to know everyone - the social life is quite intimate, think of it a bit like a giant 6th form rather than the typical university experience. The SU holds a lot of great events throughout the year, so there's loads to do.
So far its great. I also think that the semesters are well thought. Since recession summerjobs are not readily available for international students in the UK and I really don't want to waste four months of my year in doing nothing.
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