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An updated Bachelor in Economics to better serve students and industry

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Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance has redesigned its bachelor-level economics programme and updated course content to better help students prepare for life beyond the Bachelor. By dropping ‘Management’ from its former name, Bachelor in Economics and Management, this three-year programme seeks to further differentiate itself from the ‘Bachelor in Management’ which is also offered by the Faculty.

Creating students who are ready for a challenge

The Bachelor in Economics offers a well-rounded curriculum including courses in law, geography, history and political science as well as a focus on building competencies in quantitative analysis with mathematics and statistics, which ultimately aims to prepare students for higher-level studies in economics, business management, finance or related fields. In response to an ever-changing industry and academic environment, the restructured programme now allows third-year students to choose between a ‘finance’ or ‘strategy and innovation” track during their final semester. 

Students following the finance module will be introduced to topics such as investment appraisal, banking and capital markets, and financial data analysis, while students who choose the strategy and innovation module will learn about marketing, supply chains, digitalisation and strategic management. Although these courses remain introductory, students will have the chance to discover real-world applications to the theory that they have learned, perhaps sparking their interest to pursue Master studies in one of these domains.

A programme which keeps pace with change 

The Faculty offers many opportunities for students to continue their education at graduate-level, including the Master of Science in Finance and Economics, Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance, Master in Wealth Management, Master in Accounting and Audit, Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Graduates of the Bachelor in Economics may also be admitted to a Business School, go on to a Master at another university in Europe, or choose to join the workforce in sectors such as banking, business management or local, regional or national administration.

Study programme co-directors, Prof. Arnaud Bourgain and Prof. Luisito Bertinelli are confident that redesign of the Bachelor in Economics will enable the programme to keep pace with the evolving marketplace, in Luxembourg and abroad. . “The interdisciplinary approach allows students to experience how economics interacts with other fields and shows them just how relevant this area of study can be in our modern world,” says Prof. Bertinelli. “Students who complete the Bachelor in Economics gain a solid academic foundation as well as an introduction to the many different career paths that await them,” Prof. Bourgain adds.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Economics and apply on our website.