Course Details

The BSc (Honours) Economics with Finance course is designed to give students an education in key areas of economics and finance. The course enables students to understand the interactions between the economy and financial systems, while providing theories, tools, and techniques which will enable them to pursue a career in economics, finance and related industries. The combination of economics (major) and finance (minor) provides an excellent platform from which WIUT graduates can be successful in competitive job markets. The BSc (Honours) Economics with Finance aims to create graduates who are able to conduct formal modelling of economic relationships, test hypotheses against data, and think critically about economic and financial problems and policy issues. The program offers core modules in addition to interdisciplinary optional modules structured to suit the interests and professional goals of students. The combination of core and optional modules will enable students to view issues in the real world from a variety of contrasting perspectives. Students will learn the economist’s analytical and quantitative methods. This will also provide an excellent foundation for a range of professional and academic careers.

The course aims are:

  • To produce graduates who understand the implications of the rapidly changing global economy;
  • To develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities required to respond proactively to the contemporary issues and challenges of various economic and financial environments;
  • To encourage students to reflect on the knowledge and assumptions that underpin their understanding of economics and finance, and analyse the associated policy implications;
  • To provide students with the opportunity to study a range of specialities, which will provide the foundation for future careers in the areas of economics and finance or postgraduate studies;
  • To help students develop a range of intellectual, professional, and transferable skills such as communication techniques, problem-solving abilities, research methods and critical reasoning skills that will enable them to be more competitive in the job market;
  • To prepare highly motivated and responsible individuals ready to take on employment opportunities in the corporate sector, public sector, multinational organizations, and NGOs.

 

Course structure

This section shows the core and optional modules available as part of the course and their credit value. Full-time undergraduate students have a course-load of 120 credits per year. The BSc (Honours) Economics with Finance course consists of three types of modules: core, optional and free choice. The course structure is subject to change each academic year based on feedback. 

Credit level 4
Module code
Module title
Semester
Status
UK credit
ECTS
4ECON010C
Exploring economics
1&2
Core
20
10
 
Introduction to Statistics and Data Science
1&2
Core
20
10
4ECON012C
Mathematics for Economists
1
Core
20
10
4ECON013C
Contemporary Issues in Global Economy
1
Core
20
10
4ECON014C
Corporate Finance
2
Core
20
10
One Option or an Elective
4ECON015C
Industrial Organization
2
Option
20
10
4ECON016C
Advanced Mathematics for Economists
2
Option
20
10
 
Introduction to Insurance Business
2
Option
20
10
 
Any module from the WIUT module catalogue
2
Elective
20
10


Award of Certificate of Higher Education available
Please note: Not all option modules will necessarily be offered in any one year. In addition, timetabling and limited spaces may mean you cannot do your first choice of modules.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the BSc Economics with Finance course have been set in order to select potential students who have proven academic ability and are able to demonstrate solid foundational skills in mathematics and English.

The admissions policy aims to attract and recruit motivated applicants across the full range of possible access routes. Students may have a background in any academic discipline. The overriding principle upon which admission decisions are based is that applicants should be likely to benefit from and succeed on the course.

Global requirements
  • Applicants must have studied a broad range of subjects and have a school-leaving certificate equivalent to GCSE/’O’ Level e.g. the Uzbek Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestation).

In addition, applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements, namely:

  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course which includes a pass on an Academic English module and Quantitative methods or equivalent; or
  • Successful completion of the WIUT Lyceum’s Attestation, and the WIUT International Foundation, course including the Academic English module;
  • Successful completion of the first year of an appropriate degree course in a recognized Uzbek or similar university; or
  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or NC/ND or HNC/HND. (The range of academic disciplines studied is not hereby restricted, but certain vocational courses such as City and Guilds would not satisfy the admissions requirements.); or
  • An Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ); or
  • Any other equivalent qualification normally accepted as entry requirements (e.g. International Baccalaureate, etc.).