Economics and Finance Undergraduate Courses

Economics is the foundation of modern business. We nurture bold, forward-thinking economists who can bring strategy, efficiency and change to any organisation, whether it’s an international business, a government department or a charity.

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.

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Economics and Finance – your questions answered

Senior Lecturer Dr Weiwei Yang answers your frequently asked questions about Economics and Finance. 

Dr Weiwei Yang, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance

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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:

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Student stories

Our students and graduates are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. Let our students and graduates tell you theirs.

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