Economics and Management
The Economics and Management (E & M) degree programme combines two subjects which naturally go hand in hand. It widens students’ understanding of how the economy works in a business-driven world and how government interventions affect outcomes, for better or worse.
The calibre of teaching at Oxford is always going to be amazing but at Teddy Hall especially, I feel all E&M students have a strong bond with the tutors and there is great academic, as well as pastoral, support.
St Edmund Hall has an enthusiastic team of Economics and Management tutors who have a strong commitment to teaching and are keen to help our students to reach their full potential. Our students have a track record of strong performance in Finals.
The location of St Edmund Hall is also ideal for E & M students. The College is just metres from the Examination Schools, the venue for first year Economics lectures and all University exams, including final exams. The Department of Economics on Manor Road where most lectures for finals take place, together with University’s world-class Social Sciences Library, is also just 10 minutes away by foot. E & M students also go to lectures at the Said Business School (SBS) on Park End Street, and many E & M students find the SBS library an accessible and peaceful alternative place to engage in private study, also a reasonably short walk away.
The College Library is well-stocked with E & M texts. Multiple copies are often available, including a confined copy of main text books, so students working on the same material at the same time all have access to the main readings. Additionally, many of the prescribed E & M texts are now available electronically for no charge from within the University Network which is accessible from anywhere in the College by Wi-Fi. The E & M students at St Edmund Hall are a lively and motivated group who use their own initiative to organise activities related to business and economics. There is also an annual E & M dinner, which is organised jointly by tutors and students.
The careers most commonly chosen by our E & M graduates are in management consultancy, banking and finance, accountancy, business management, or advertising – but many also decide successfully to go for a graduate course to prepare themselves for a career as a professional economist after completing the E & M course. This has opened up further career options, for instance in Central Banking or government departments as economic experts.
We find that employers are already keen to recruit our E & M students while they are still on course. They often offer summer internships and many of our students secure permanent employment with these organisations before they have even graduated. As a result, our students are able to concentrate on their final year studies, rather than spending time applying for jobs and attending job interviews. This in turn undoubtedly contributes to their success in Finals.
St Edmund Hall has no specific entry requirements beyond those outlined in the University prospectus. Please note, specifically, that Maths A-level (or equivalent) is a specific admissions requirement for the E & M course, and any conditional offer will be at level of A*AA (or equivalent). All candidates for E & M are expected to sit the TSA Thinking Skills Assessment admissions test. More information on this is available from the Admissions Testing Service.
Candidates should consult the University website for full details of entry requirements.
Fellow by Special Election in Economics
Dr Outi Aarnio teaches Teddy Hall undergraduate students all aspects of first year courses in Economics, and core courses, especially core Macroeconomics, and an optional course of Economics of Industry taken by students in their Finals.
Career Development Fellow in Economics
Dr Sareh Vosooghi teaches core Microeconomics in the second year of the PPE course. She also teaches Game Theory to second and third-year economics students. Her research interests are in the field of applied Microeconomics and in particular environmental and resource economics.
College Lecturer in Management
Suellen Littleton is a College Lecturer in Management. Her research interests include nonprofit organisations; psychological contracts; management of change and leadership.