Academic departments

Economics and Business Studies

Economics and Business Studies subjects provide an understanding of how the world works. They can be approached as a science, with students having to write reports and analyse statistics, and as an art, through the composition of essays.

Students learn about the impact that government policies can have on employment, trade and the economy in general. An understanding of the complexity of policy-making will enable students to be better informed as consumers and voters.

As global citizens, Economics and Business Studies subjects relate to almost all aspects of our lives.

In the words of John F Kennedy, “Geography has made us neighbours. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has joined together, let no man put asunder.”

There are many career opportunities for those with a background in Economics and Business Studies, including Accountancy, Commerce, Banking, Property Economics, Marketing, Public Relations, Real Estate, Retail, Finance, Insurance, Journalism, Stock Broking and Teaching.

Economics and Business Studies make great subject choices at school as they prepare students for life after school, introducing them to the academic challenges of university and providing them with the stepping-stones to the workforce.