BA Business Economics (Hons)

We are living through a time when the world’s economy hangs in the balance, with drastically and rapidly changing political landscapes and relations between nations. Become part of the next generation of experts on how global developments affect and are affected by the world economy.


The BA (Hons) Economics degree programme prepares future professionals to use the most recent technologies and tools to critically analyse and evaluate contemporary issues in economics and business from both a theoretical and quantitative perspective. The programme focuses on developing the academic, technological and interpersonal competencies necessary to succeed in the job market.

Our students will be able to:

1. Critically analyse knowledge of the methodology of economics and business and the interdisciplinary links in both theory and application, including alternative approaches.
2. Develop proficiency in a variety of quantitative techniques, and be able to accurately and effectively apply these techniques to evaluate and solve problems.
3. Display expertise in applying economic reasoning and tools to analyse and frame real world problems and policy, both contemporary and historical; national and international.
4. Apply knowledge to a range of specialised areas within economics, and critically engage with the latest research developments in these areas.
5. Articulate and synthesise economic and business ideas, both verbally, graphically and in written form.
6. Develop and apply values, skills, knowledge and behaviours that will enable them to contribute to the development of a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Course modules

Year one

  • Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Economics
  • Macroeconomics for Business
  • The History of Business and Economics

Year two

  • Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • Microeconomics: Ethics, Policy and Practice
  • Data Modelling and Analytics
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business

Year three

  • Advanced Business Economics
  • International Economics, Sustainability and Emerging Markets
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Economics Dissertation

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment
To achieve the above a mixture of large group sessions, tutorials, on line resources and formative assessments are used. Students are given feedback throughout the course to develop and improve their economic and business strategy skills. Emphasis is placed on research and analytical skills through the use of assessments.
Opportunities and careers

Graduate careers 
We are now at a critical time in the current economic climate where the need for sound economic skills and competencies with international relations will be high for the foreseeable future.

A degree in Economics and International Relations is ideal preparation for a career in business, finance and the civil service.

Recent DMU graduates have progressed on to roles at major companies including such as PwC, IBM and TNT.

Entry Criteria

Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;

Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;

Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions.


As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following

Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement

1. Qualifications

Kazakhstan Qualifications

  • Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education
  • UNT (this is not required but is optional)


UK Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)


  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate IB – a minimum of 20 points
  • International Baccalaureate IB – Middle Years Programme – 28 points with a minimum grade of 3 in each component

2. English Language

We care about your success.

Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0)

3. Personal Statement

As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!

4. Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution

You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal. 


For September 2022/23 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

Financial support for students
We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education

We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

Early bird 2022 discount

We are offering our second 2022 intake students Early bird discount.

The Early bird discount seeks to award students who choose to begin a new undergraduate course at DMU Kazakhstan before May 15th 2022.

If you apply to study on a full-time Undergraduate Degree course by 6pm on the 15 May 2022, you will automatically receive a 5% discount off your course fees for your first year of study.

So don’t miss out on this great offer and start your international education at DMU Kazakhstan today!

This discount applies to all our full-time taught degree courses, and is available to local and international students.

Family loyalty discount
The Family Loyalty Discount is for local and international students. When 2 or more family members enrol at the same time a further 5% discount will be given off your course fees for each family member for each year they are enrolled on a full-time course, whether that is an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or English language course. The discount will be offered for a maximum of 2 family members and the family discount will be applied after any discount is applied.

You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at DMU Kazakhstan. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as a local or international student.

Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.

Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage.

Spouses: You can become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.

Needs and Merit Based Financial Support – 100%, 50% and 33% DMU Kazakhstan Scholarships
Future great leaders and changemakers can come from anywhere. Financial challenge and limitations should not prevent the next great business CEO, entrepreneur, lawyer, future diplomat from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact.

We are proud to offer a range of income based and merit-based full and partial scholarships that will enable the most promising and talented young students from across the region to join our leading innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship.

Early bird 2022 discount

Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.

Programme delivery subject to academic approval