Economics and Finance
Head of Department: Professor Ashley Braganza
In a recent LinkedIn survey, Brunel’s Economics and Finance Department was rated in the top 25 of UK undergraduate universities having graduates in desirable finance jobs
Welcome to Brunel University London’s Department of Economics and Finance, where we strive to be driven by excellence built upon our five key pillars:
Academic Programme: Our graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes are considered among the best in the country. We provide our students with strong theoretical and conceptual foundations as well as the ability to apply classroom learning to practical, real world problems. Our small group seminars, 1-2-1 feedback meetings, Tutoring@Brunel programme are some of the ways in which our students get personal support when they need it.
Research: Our academic staff are research active and publish their work in leading international journals. The latest Research Excellence Framework placed the Department in the top 20 for 'Research Power' in the country.
Student Experience: We aim to develop well-rounded graduates at undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels. We believe very strongly in experiential learning by creating an environment in which students can make contact with industrialists, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Our students have the opportunity to experience what it is like to operate on the trading floor of a stock exchange; face the 'press'; answer questions in a mock press conference and participate in a wide variety of events. The Department has two active societies that contribute to ensuring students development of their practical skills in the worlds of Finance, Economics, Accounting and Banking.
Employability: Gaining a degree is seen as a means to an end – the end being the job and career that suits each student. Creating employable, job ready graduates is one of our strong sides. With the assistance of our many times award winning Careers and Placement services, we support our students through every step of their journey to help with securing the job that they want. Brunel's unique Business Life programme provides students with a comprehensive package of employability competencies that employers, in the UK and internationally, look for when recruiting graduates.
Alumni network: Learning doesn't stop when students graduate. It continues throughout everyone's working life. We have a strong global alumni network and we believe in the power of networking and continuous development.
Our aim is to develop our students to be independent and creative thinkers: individuals who will take on challenges that address real world issues. From the moment you join our Department you will be immersed in world that brings together thought leadership with practical application.
Join our Department and experience the difference.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Department of Economics and Finance.
More than one in four streets in the UK don’t have a house with a number 13, where there is one it sells for less than number 12 or number 14 even if identical and high-rise hotels don’t even have a 13th floor. Today is Friday May 13th – but Brunel economist Dr Jan Fidrmuc says science can prove definitively that you can put away the four leaf clover.
Along with Dr JD Tena of Liverpool University, Dr Fidrmuc has published an academic paper which explodes the enduring myth that Friday the 13th is a particularly unlucky day and discussed his findings on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast and the BBC’s World Service.