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Economics Degrees

If you’re an avid follower of national and international news or are passionate about the business and finance sectors, it might be worthwhile looking into economics degrees. Although at first glance economics may seem to be all about money, it is fundamentally a people-focused subject. It’s also a highly diverse subject, to the extent that undergraduate economics degrees are available both as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a economics degree include:

  • Critically analyzing complex data sets
  • Constructing and presenting arguments
  • Approaching issues from multiple perspectives
  • Presenting complex information to audiences unfamiliar with subject
  • Strong numeracy and statistics skills
  • General IT skills, with emphasis on specialist economic software packages
  • General research skills
  • Critical evaluation
  • Problem-solving
  • Professional communication, written and spoken
  • Presentation skills
  • Producing written technical and non-technical documents
  • Influencing and negotiating with clients
  • Self- and time-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
  • Good awareness of current affairs