As a business economist, you’ll make decisions that count. A new product launch, a venture into overseas markets, the introduction of innovative technology – all benefit from the skills, vision and analytical thinking of the economist.
At Derby you’ll apply latest economic theory to solve real problems for real businesses. You’ll harness up-to-the-minute data and analytical tools in our Financial Markets Lab. You’ll be challenged by work placements, consultancy projects, business panel debates and trading competitions. With our friendly learning community and staff dedicated to your success, we offer the ideal start for your career.
New Derby Business School
Set to open in September 2024 in a prime City Centre location, the new Business School building will feature innovative teaching and learning spaces including a virtual reality suite, stock market trading room and creative labs.
"Direction for my future career”
"The nature of this course, along with the innovative assessment structure ensures that I have been able to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired into practice within the real world."
"Choosing to study Economics for Business at the University of Derby has developed my skills, my knowledge and me as an individual exactly in the direction I wanted for my future career."
Economics and Finance – your questions answered
Senior Lecturer Dr Weiwei Yang answers your frequently asked questions about Economics and Finance. You can also watch exclusive subject content by signing up to Derby on Demand.
- We work with businesses and other organisations – regionally, nationally and internationally – to bring you into contact with influential figures at the top of the profession
- You’ll learn from visiting professors such as Lloyds’ Chief Economist Trevor Williams, offering unprecedented access to latest developments in the City
- Our expert staff include researchers who are shedding new light on the pressing issues facing economists today; you’ll benefit from this expertise as they share their findings with you
- Our BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance and BSc (Hons) Finance programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institution for Securities and Investment (CISI), the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK.
Financial Markets Lab
Our students can gain hands-on experience using the same information and technology relied on by financial professionals all over the world, in our Financial Markets Lab.
We are one of the few universities in the UK offering direct use of financial data, information and analytics in a dedicated trading room which provides a simulation of what it’s like to work on a real trading floor in the financial district.
Our Financial Markets Lab highlights our commitment to delivering the very best experience for our students, giving them an edge in a competitive global jobs market once they graduate – demonstrating that they can quickly contribute to any employer’s business.
What our Economics and Finance graduates do
Economics graduates are always in demand, so there is lots of potential for you to achieve your ambitions.
Career opportunities open to graduates include:
- financial analyst
- operations analyst
- customer insight officer