“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffet, American Business Magnate/Investor/Philanthropist


Are you an ardent follower of national or international news, with a compelling interest about the business and finance industry? Then it might be worthwhile for you to consider continuing your higher education in the field of economics.


What is Economics?

Contrary to popular belief, the study of economics is essentially people-oriented and not just centred on money. Students studying economics will delve into a wide scope of issues that influences financial situations and decisions, from production and consumption to how the world’s resources are utilised among individuals and corporations. As such, students will be exposed to studying in various areas such as geography, history, law, politics, psychology and sociology, at both local and international perspective. Economics is such a highly diverse subject; an undergraduate economic degree is available both as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc).

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The field of economics often comprise of two key areas – Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. ‘Microeconomics’ is the study of behaviour and interactions of individual agents such as buyers and sellers while ‘Macroeconomics’ examines economies on an international scale, on issues such as economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy. Similarly, students will also be exposed to econometrics (applying mathematics, statistical methods and computer science to economic data), development economics, organisational behaviour, labour economics, science economics, urban economics, and information economics.


Traditionally, Economics graduates pursue a career as an Economist, Economic Analyst or Economic Research Assistant. Nonetheless, economics is an expansive subject in which graduates have a myriad of career options that are economics-related. This includes accountancy, statistics, actuaries, stockbrokers or even brokers.

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There are several institutions you could choose from that offer outstanding Economic courses in the world. For example, The Australian National University (29th), The University of Sydney (48th), The University of Auckland, The University of Manchester, The University of Nottingham and The University of Edinburgh are listed in the top 100 universities in the world for Economics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 – Economics & Econometrics).


Similarly, schools such as University of Leeds (3rd), Coventry University (5th), Heriot-Watt University (7th), University of Kent (8th) and Durham University (10th) are among the top 10 local UK universities in this field (The Guardian University Rankings by Subject 2017 – Economics). In addition, some of our partnered universities in the United States too offer well-recognised Economics degree courses. Institutions include University of Vermont, James Madison University, Oklahoma City University and Widener University to name some.


So pursue your higher education in the field of Economics and pursue a rewarding career with a versatile degree at hand! For more details on Entry Requirements & Application Procedures, drop us an email at or fill in the enquiry form below. Global Study Abroad is the only Education Agency that offers students with bursaries! For more information on Bursaries, click here. For more information on Scholarships, click here. Study Abroad, Think Global!


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