A degree in economics and management gives you a unique opportunity to study the two most sought-after disciplines in social science. Economics provides an understanding of resource allocation between economic entities, while management is focused on determining how best to utilise allocated resources to achieve the goals of an organisation. Economics and Management are academically complementary and hold the answer to a variety of questions like:
Was the Greek financial crisis a failure of economic policy or due to a lack of effective management?
Are e-commerce giants really revolutionising the way we shop or are they just a passing fad?
Why does a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes cost more than Bata?
This degree would be attractive to students who wish to explore the interaction between the organisation and the economic environment which it inhabits. You learn about the nature and functioning of the different aspects of an organisation, like product development, finance, marketing and human resources. At the same time, you develop the ability to comprehend how market trends and events impact organisations. The former and latter come together to ensure efficient decision-making.
Why Economics and Management at ISBF?
ISBF is one of the select few Affiliate Centres of the University of London International Programmes worldwide.
London School of Economics (LSE) is responsible for the academic direction of the programme. The faculty at LSE formulates the syllabus, develops the study material, sets examination papers and marks the scripts of ISBF students.
Distinguished faculty from LSE, Cambridge, IIT, Delhi School of Economics and JNU
Good track record of students transferring in the second year to top universities abroad
ISBF students consistently go on to pursue Masters degrees at prestigious institutions globally such as LSE, Oxford, Harvard, IIM and ISB Hyderabad.
Are You Ideal for this Course?
You are, if:
You are keen on exploring the rationale behind rapidly changing markets and a dynamic global economy.
You have an argumentative and analytical bent of mind.
You are interested in getting a holistic view of modern business environments.
You are interested in learning to distil problems into models and equations that can be analysed and solved.
You are articulate, can seamlessly express your thoughts in words, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Note: The BSc (Honours) Economics & Management (E&M) programme is an undergraduate course similar to the more commonly offered BA (Honours) Business Economics (BBE) programme. Both programmes have widely overlapping modules being business courses. While both explore the scope of business economics academically, the E&M course is more rigorous, being offered under the academic direction of LSE and taught renowned ISBF faculty. The programme, while does bear similarity to the bachelor in business economics, focuses more on building analytical skills of students.
The BSc Economics and Management exposes students to a mix of quantitative and qualitative courses that equip them with an optimal combination of skills necessary for a successful career in economics and management. Students form a foundational understanding of economic and management principles in the first year. The second year builds upon these concepts, exploring micro and macro economics, core management concepts and accounting. Final year subjects include specific fields of management, like human resources, marketing and finance. Students can also choose optional subjects from the fields of economics and management.
Note: The programme structure and curriculum are subject to change as per University of London regulations.
Transfers to colleges/universities abroad
Students can take a second-year transfer to a leading international university. ISBF students have transferred to
MBA and Masters degree options at top universities globally
An internationally recognised degree from the University of London prepares you to pursue an MBA from a top business school or a Masters programme in core economic and business disciplines from top universities across the world. ISBF students have gone on to pursue Masters programmes at
In India, our students have secured admission to
International work placements
Students can pursue one-year, full-time, fully paid international work placements at prestigious investment banks in London and New York through our association with the Mountbatten Institute. ISBF students have secured One-year full-time internships with top investment banks such as
In 2015, ISBF students have been awarded eight of the 26 scholarships awarded by the Mountbatten Institute globally.
Exciting career opportunities across industries in India and abroad
An undergraduate degree in Economics and Management is the ideal launch pad for pursuing an MBA from a top business school or Masters programmes in areas involving economics and management studies, including banking and finance, business analysis, business law, human resource management, public relations, investment management, management consulting, business journalism, accountancy, both within India and abroad. ISBF students have been placed in organisations of national and international repute.