Economics, Management, and Finance

Interested in Business but not sure which degree is the right choice for you? The Economics, Management and Finance subject activity strand will cover a wide range of real-world issues that impact our everyday lives drawing upon all areas of Business. The aim of the strand is to help you to identify the differences in our disciplines by exploring each subject in more depth. Business permeates all aspects of life, and by studying Business you will develop lifelong learning skills preparing you to succeed in a rapidly changing future.


5 x 3–6 hour sessions, plus a two-day residential, to be held on weekdays between January and July, both in and out of term time.

Session 1 Accounting and Finance Taster
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham Campus
Session 2 Business and Management Taster
Wednesday 13th February 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham Campus
Session 3 Economics Taster
Wednesday 6th March 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham Campus
Session 4 Employability Workshop delivered by JP Morgan
Tuesday 9th April 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham Campus
Session 5 Year 12 Economics and Business Conference
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 10:00–14:00 Streatham Campus
Session 6 & 7 Two-Day Residential in Cornwall 
Tuesday–Wednesday 9th–10th July 2019

13:30 (Tuesday 9th)
–15:30 (Wednesday 10th)

Penryn Campus

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus, with the exception of the residential which will take place on the Penryn campus, Cornwall.

Meeting point: Building One Reception, Streatham Campus, or Penryn Campus Main Reception (residential only).

Subject Activity Strand Content

If you think studying Economics, Management or Finance is just about learning how to make lots of money, let us show you what else can be involved: from exploring how people make decisions to the control of monopoly power or how supply and demand interact to learning about different types of business models, leadership techniques to business law and financial statements.

Your time will be split between the three subjects. Giving you a valuable insight into how these subjects are delivered at university level and seeing first-hand what they are really about. You will find out the differences between the disciplines offered in Business, helping you to pick the best degree for your interests, expertise and future goals. Each session will be delivered through group work, seminar or lecture style teaching so you can experience what it would be like being a Business School student. The residential days will be on our Penryn Campus in Cornwall, where you will stay in student accommodation, and all other workshops will be held on the University’s Streatham campus in Exeter. So, thinking of studying Business at University? Come and see what is really involved.


This subject strand will prepare you for a range of degree programmes in the Business School and will help you to identify the differences in our disciplines and help choose the right Business degree for you. This subject activity strand has contributions from – but is not limited to – the following degree programmes:

  • BA Business and Management
  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Economics
  • BSc Business

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for this activity strand, you must have a minimum GCSE level 5 in Maths (or AL/AS Maths) and GCSE level 5 in English Language.

Please note that if you wish to study Economics at Exeter, you will need to be studying A Level Maths. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 5 out of the 7 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.