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Dr Dragana Radicic - Programme Leader

Dr Dragana Radicic - Programme Leader

Dr Dragana Radicic is a senior lecturer in economics, FHEA at Lincoln International Business School. She joined the University in March 2017. She was awarded her PhD at Staffordshire University in 2014 with a thesis entitled 'The effectiveness of R&D and innovation policy on promoting innovation in European SMEs: An empirical investigation of additionality effects', which evaluated the effects of R&D and innovation policy on SMEs. Dragana's area of research is economics of innovation, in particular, policy evaluation, open innovation, innovation in services, R&D cooperation and exports, and innovation. She has published extensively on these topics, but also on topics of entrepreneurship, education, and finance.

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Welcome to BSc (Hons) Economics

Employment, inflation, house prices, wealth, and poverty affect us all in different and dynamic ways, and the key to understanding why often lies in economics.

BSc (Hons) Economics aims to equip students with the tools and frameworks to analyse economic issues, as well as the skills necessary to explore and explain new trends as they emerge in the current dynamic economic environment.

Fundamental to the study of the subject is a commitment to fostering respect for good academic practice and standards. We encourage students to develop the confidence to challenge established wisdom.

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Economics

Employment, inflation, house prices, wealth, and poverty affect us all in different and dynamic ways, and the key to understanding why often lies in economics.

The BSc (Hons) Economics aims to equip students with the tools and frameworks to analyse economic issues, as well as the skills necessary to explore and explain new trends as they emerge in the current dynamic economic environment.

Fundamental to the study of the subject is a commitment to fostering respect for good academic practice and standards. We encourage students to develop the confidence to challenge established wisdom.

Did You Know?

Students can use our Bloomberg Terminal, which gives them access to the data, information, and tools used by today's global business leaders and financial services professionals.

How You Study

Teaching on this programme reflects the research expertise of academic staff and enables students to tailor their learning in line with interests and career aspirations.

The first year of this course introduces students to core micro, macro and international economics. There are modules in econometric analysis that aim to help students develop expertise in the statistical techniques used to analyse and interpret economic data.

Intermediate micro and macroeconomics are studied in the second year and are prerequisites for the advanced modules that are covered in year three.

A range of optional modules are also available in the second and third years.

This course offers the option to take a year-long work placement after the second year of study. This provides the opportunity to gain experience and apply learning in practice. Students are expected to source their own placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required. Those who choose to undertake a placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but must cover their own travel, accommodation, and living costs.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

Teaching on this programme reflects the research expertise of academic staff and enables students to tailor their learning in line with interests and career aspirations.

The first year of this course introduces students to core micro, macro and international economics. There are modules in econometric analysis that aim to help students develop expertise in the statistical techniques used to analyse and interpret economic data.

Intermediate micro and macroeconomics are studied in the second year and are prerequisites for the advanced modules that are covered in year three.

A range of optional modules are also available in the second and third years.

This course offers the option to take a year-long work placement after the second year of study. This provides the opportunity to gain experience and apply learning in practice. Students are expected to source their own placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required. Those who choose to undertake a placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but must cover their own travel, accommodation, and living costs.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Introduction to Accountancy and Finance 2023-24ACC1002MLevel 42023-24This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations. The module aims to examine the role of financial information for the variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting needs of these groups.CoreMathematics for Economics and Finance 2023-24ECO1002MLevel 42023-24It is impossible to read or practice modern economics without an understanding of mathematics and the mathematical methods applied in the literature. The purpose of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to further develop an understanding of mathematical methods and to enable them to use mathematics in a series of economics applications.CorePrinciples of Economics 2023-24ECO1003MLevel 42023-24This module aims to provides the non-Economist with with an amalgam of economic theory and contemporary comment which prepares them for a further study in Economics. There is a grounding in basic tools and concepts. It provides ideas about labour markets and market structure, the market, inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.CoreStatistics for Finance and Economics 2022-23ECO1028MLevel 42022-23CoreLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 1 2023-24FIN1014MLevel 42023-24Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.OptionalFundamentals of Econometrics 2024-25ECO2003MLevel 52024-25This module is designed to introduce the principles and methods for statistical and econometric modeling. It provides students with the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of using econometrics software packages that are essential for students who wish to pursue further studies or a professional career in economics, finance or related disciplines. Real-world data can be used in this module to help students to develop problem-solving skills.CoreHistory of Economic Thought 2024-25ECO2007MLevel 52024-25The module is designed to provide an overview of the development of political economy and its evolution into the subject of economics from the 18th Century onward. It seeks to introduce key figures in the history of economics and their classic texts, and through giving students an opportunity to develop an understanding of the historical contexts in which they developed their ideas, aims to enable the concepts and models used in other economics modules to be analysed more thoroughly.CoreIntermediate Macroeconomics 2024-25ECO2004MLevel 52024-25The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of macroeconomic theory and macroeconomic policies which are crucial for efficient functioning of an economy. Students have the chance to examine thoroughly macroeconomic theories and policies of a market economy in both closed and open economy contexts. In order to conceptualise at the level of the macroeconomy, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop the tools of modern macroeconomic theory in the context of the global economy and aims to explain the determination of aggregate output; of employment and prices; the tools of monetary and fiscal policy used by governments to fight inflation and unemployment and to promote growth in the economy.CoreIntermediate Microeconomics 2024-25ECO2005MLevel 52024-25The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a theoretical underpinning for the final level economics modules. The module examines the theory of the consumer behaviour, the theory of the firm, and the action of firms in differing market structures. The module ends with an analysis of general equilibrium. The module emphasises the use of diagrams and reasoning in the analysis of microeconomic problems and solutions that affects consumers, producers and policy-makers.CoreInternational Economics 2024-25ECO2006MLevel 52024-25This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.CoreCompetition and Regulation 2024-25ECO2103MLevel 52024-25This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.OptionalContemporary Issues in Banking 2024-25FIN2138MLevel 52024-25In the last couple of decades the banking industry was at the heart of dramatic changes, including deregulation, financial innovation and globalization. This module is designed to examine these developments and their effects on the banking sector. The module continues by providing students with the opportunity to analyse contemporary issues in banking that emerged as responses to these global developments. These issues include the provision of credit and in particular credit rationing, securitization of debt, and competition and mergers in the banking sector.OptionalFinancial Markets and Institutions 2024-25FIN2139MLevel 52024-25This module is designed to make students aware of international financial markets and institutions. The need for financial markets and institutions is the underlying scope of the module and students have the opportunity to investigate this importance for their own countries.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2024-25MGT2286MLevel 52024-25Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: -enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; -facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; -enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 2 2024-25FIN2146MLevel 52024-25The LSMIF will be designed to provide students with the essential knowledge on the following main knowledge blocks - at intermediate level for Year 2: - How stock markets work and how to read financial data - Valuation techniques including cash flow projections, dividend growth modelling, and comparative analysis. - Market timing and technical analysis. - Asset allocation optimization - Quarterly investment committee meetings with experts from the industry. - Investment discussion meetings.OptionalProfessional Practice 2024-25MGT2037MLevel 52024-25This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalAdvanced Macroeconomics 2025-26ECO3010MLevel 62025-26This module aims to provide students with the baseline models and methods in modern macroeconomics necessary for advanced analysis. Skills can be developed in analysing major macroeconomic theories and their policy implications.CoreAdvanced Microeconomics 2025-26ECO3011MLevel 62025-26This module aims to provide students with more analytical and critical treatment of the topics than intermediate microeconomics. Using advanced techniques, including mathematical analysis, models are developed to explain the behaviour of individual economic agents in competitive and other types of markets.CoreEconometrics: Cross-sectional and Panel Data 2025-26ECO3203MLevel 62025-26CoreEconometrics: Time Series Data  2025-26ECO3204MLevel 62025-26CoreEconomic Policy Analysis 2025-26ECO3004MLevel 62025-26This module provides students with an opportunity to explore the way in which economic theory and evidence can be used to analyse policy issues. The process by which economic policy is made given the choices that are available can be explored. The module aims to make students aware of the difficulties that the policy diviner faces when seeking to forge acceptable trade-offs in a world of diverse, competing interests.CoreIndependent Study and Research Design (Econ) 2025-26ECO3205MLevel 62025-26CoreBehavioural Finance and Economics 2025-26ECO3003MLevel 62025-26This module aims to widen the concepts and motivations in understanding the economic activities of agents, and develops an appreciation of why these are different from standard/neo-classical economics. The module draws on the recent research from the area of behavioural finance, biology and psychology to present a foundation, upon which to build a more critical understanding of the rational economics foundations. The module covers alternative modus operandi for economic interactions, such as Prospect Theory and other models. The module investigates situations and the assumptions about behaviour which gives rise to certain behavioural biases, which constitute observable phenomena. These are then generalised to the probable effects on markets.OptionalEuropean Economies and European Integration 2025-26ECO3013MLevel 62025-26OptionalHousing Economics 2025-26ECO3008MLevel 62025-26OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 3 2025-26FIN3035MLevel 62025-26Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.Optional

An Introduction to Your Modules

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Introduction to Accountancy and Finance 2022-23ACC1002MLevel 42022-23This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations. The module aims to examine the role of financial information for the variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting needs of these groups.CoreMathematics for Economics and Finance 2022-23ECO1002MLevel 42022-23It is impossible to read or practice modern economics without an understanding of mathematics and the mathematical methods applied in the literature. The purpose of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to further develop an understanding of mathematical methods and to enable them to use mathematics in a series of economics applications.CorePrinciples of Economics 2022-23ECO1003MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provides the non-Economist with with an amalgam of economic theory and contemporary comment which prepares them for a further study in Economics. There is a grounding in basic tools and concepts. It provides ideas about labour markets and market structure, the market, inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.CoreStatistics for Finance and Economics 2021-22ECO1028MLevel 42021-22The module aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the theoretical and practical issues in the application of statistical methods in business decision making. The module builds on basic data analysis techniques introduced at level 1, extending these to inferential methods and models which help to test hypotheses and answer specific questions about the population from which sample data were collected. In addition, the module supports students preparation for using econometrics software/packages (Excel and Stata) that are essential for students who wish to pursue further studies or a professional career in economics, finance, or related fields. It will incorporate use of lectures to deliver key aspects of theory and statistical concepts. Computer based practical sessions will provide students with the opportunity to apply the statistical tools introduced in the lectures to real world data or problems. The module is assessed both through coursework and written examination.CoreLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 1 2022-23FIN1014MLevel 42022-23Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organised, run, and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.OptionalFundamentals of Econometrics 2023-24ECO2003MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to introduce the principles and methods for statistical and econometric modeling. It provides students with the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of using econometrics software packages that are essential for students who wish to pursue further studies or a professional career in economics, finance or related disciplines. Real-world data can be used in this module to help students to develop problem-solving skills.CoreHistory of Economic Thought 2023-24ECO2007MLevel 52023-24The module is designed to provide an overview of the development of political economy and its evolution into the subject of economics from the 18th Century onward. It seeks to introduce key figures in the history of economics and their classic texts, and through giving students an opportunity to develop an understanding of the historical contexts in which they developed their ideas, aims to enable the concepts and models used in other economics modules to be analysed more thoroughly.CoreIntermediate Macroeconomics 2023-24ECO2004MLevel 52023-24The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of macroeconomic theory and macroeconomic policies which are crucial for efficient functioning of an economy. Students have the chance to examine thoroughly macroeconomic theories and policies of a market economy in both closed and open economy contexts. In order to conceptualise at the level of the macroeconomy, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop the tools of modern macroeconomic theory in the context of the global economy and aims to explain the determination of aggregate output; of employment and prices; the tools of monetary and fiscal policy used by governments to fight inflation and unemployment and to promote growth in the economy.CoreIntermediate Microeconomics 2023-24ECO2005MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a theoretical underpinning for the final level economics modules. The module examines the theory of the consumer behaviour, the theory of the firm, and the action of firms in differing market structures. The module ends with an analysis of general equilibrium. The module emphasises the use of diagrams and reasoning in the analysis of microeconomic problems and solutions that affects consumers, producers and policy-makers.CoreInternational Economics 2023-24ECO2006MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.CoreCompetition and Regulation 2023-24ECO2103MLevel 52023-24This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.OptionalContemporary Issues in Banking 2023-24FIN2138MLevel 52023-24In the last couple of decades the banking industry was at the heart of dramatic changes, including deregulation, financial innovation and globalization. This module is designed to examine these developments and their effects on the banking sector. The module continues by providing students with the opportunity to analyse contemporary issues in banking that emerged as responses to these global developments. These issues include the provision of credit and in particular credit rationing, securitization of debt, and competition and mergers in the banking sector.OptionalFinancial Markets and Institutions 2023-24FIN2139MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to make students aware of international financial markets and institutions. The need for financial markets and institutions is the underlying scope of the module and students have the opportunity to investigate this importance for their own countries.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2023-24MGT2286MLevel 52023-24Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: -enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; -facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; -enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 2 2023-24FIN2146MLevel 52023-24The LSMIF will be designed to provide students with the essential knowledge on the following main knowledge blocks - at intermediate level for Year 2: - How stock markets work and how to read financial data - Valuation techniques including cash flow projections, dividend growth modelling, and comparative analysis. - Market timing and technical analysis. - Asset allocation optimization - Quarterly investment committee meetings with experts from the industry. - Investment discussion meetings.OptionalProfessional Practice 2023-24MGT2037MLevel 52023-24This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalAdvanced Macroeconomics 2024-25ECO3010MLevel 62024-25This module aims to provide students with the baseline models and methods in modern macroeconomics necessary for advanced analysis. Skills can be developed in analysing major macroeconomic theories and their policy implications.CoreAdvanced Microeconomics 2024-25ECO3011MLevel 62024-25This module aims to provide students with more analytical and critical treatment of the topics than intermediate microeconomics. Using advanced techniques, including mathematical analysis, models are developed to explain the behaviour of individual economic agents in competitive and other types of markets.CoreEconometrics: Cross-sectional and Panel Data 2024-25ECO3203MLevel 62024-25This module builds on Fundamentals of Econometrics and looks at further and advanced topics in econometric analysis. The module aims to further students' econometric modelling skills by using real-world empirical applications in the fields related to economics, finance, and rural and urban economics. The topics covered will reflect the development of contemporary applied econometrics, including time series regression, cross-sectional and panel data regression, instrumental variables regression, experiments and quasi-experiments, and discrete choice model.CoreEconometrics: Time Series Data  2024-25ECO3204MLevel 62024-25This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of recent advances in econometrics for testing theories in economics and finance. It aims to develop the technical skills necessary to pursue a wide range of empirical research in economics and finance and offers the opportunity to develop advanced time series skills.CoreEconomic Policy Analysis 2024-25ECO3004MLevel 62024-25This module provides students with an opportunity to explore the way in which economic theory and evidence can be used to analyse policy issues. The process by which economic policy is made given the choices that are available can be explored. The module aims to make students aware of the difficulties that the policy diviner faces when seeking to forge acceptable trade-offs in a world of diverse, competing interests.CoreIndependent Study and Research Design (Econ) 2024-25ECO3205MLevel 62024-25CoreBehavioural Finance and Economics 2024-25ECO3003MLevel 62024-25This module aims to widen the concepts and motivations in understanding the economic activities of agents, and develops an appreciation of why these are different from standard/neo-classical economics. The module draws on the recent research from the area of behavioural finance, biology and psychology to present a foundation, upon which to build a more critical understanding of the rational economics foundations. The module covers alternative modus operandi for economic interactions, such as Prospect Theory and other models. The module investigates situations and the assumptions about behaviour which gives rise to certain behavioural biases, which constitute observable phenomena. These are then generalised to the probable effects on markets.OptionalEuropean Economies and European Integration 2024-25ECO3013MLevel 62024-25OptionalHousing Economics 2024-25ECO3008MLevel 62024-25This module is designed to complement other spatially oriented modules to provide an economic analysis of housing markets. It explores the nature of housing economics with an emphasis on regional and local house prices. The constraints on the first time buyer, consumption, and construction also feature. The module discusses various aspects of the ripple effect such as space, quality, and vintage.OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 3 2024-25FIN3035MLevel 62024-25Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.Optional

How you are assessed

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2023-24

United Kingdom

A Level: ABB (128 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit or equivalent.

T Level: Distinction

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs to include a grade 6 in Maths, a 4 in English and one further GCSE graded at 4 or above. Equivalent Level 2 Maths qualifications are not accepted.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

A Level: BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit or equivalent.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs to include a grade 5 (B) in Maths, a 4 (C) in English and one further GCSE graded at 4 (C) or above. Equivalent Level 2 Maths qualifications are not accepted.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Work Placement Year

Students have the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain experience and apply their learning in practice. Please note that students who choose to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation and general living costs.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln Business School and University schemes. For more information, please visit LIBS work placement pages.

Student Managed Investment Fund

Lincoln International Business School offers the Student Managed Investment Fund (LSMIF), which is an investment fund created, operated, and maintained by students within the school, with everything running within the real-world environment of finance.

Students will be managing real money with the with objective of positive returns whilst managing risk. Industry veteran and long-time lecturer Hao Quach will help support the students throughout, with many years of experience in all aspects of investment banking and 20 years teaching in multiple countries, Hao will use his experience to ensure the stability of the fund and provide guidance. Find out more about the Student Managed Investment Fund. 

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"The course built upon more complex ideas and introduced me to new and interesting fields within economics. All of the lecturers really care about the course and their students."

Gareth Stevens, BSc (Hons) Economics graduate

Career Opportunities

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the research, analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills relevant to roles in market-focused areas such as forecasting, financial analysis, banking, insurance and accountancy. Opportunities can exist in management, as a professional economist, in government departments or financial services. Some students go on to postgraduate study.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.

Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.