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Economics and Management

Economics and Management combine to provide a solid foundation for a wide range of future careers.  Keble College hosts full-time fellows in both economics and management who endeavour to not only to teach the requisite material but also to connect you with current research.

Advantages of Keble

Keble is a strong college in Economics and Management, primarily due to the availability of 3 Official Fellows, 2 in economics and 1 in management.  Text books key for the course are available from the Keble Library.  In addition, Keble is only minutes from the Social Sciences Library located at the Manor Road Building, the Saϊd Business School and the Bodleian Library.

Course structure

Up-to-date information on the course and how to apply can be found at the subject's page on the Oxford University Undergraduate Prospectus.

In their first year all students study the three subjects:

  • Introductory Economics
  • Introduction to Management
  • A quantitative paper in finance and accounting

The second and third years include a compulsory economics core consisting of advanced topics in microeconomics, macroeconomic and econometrics.  Beyond this requirement, students choose six optional subjects from over 15 offered in economics and management.  All students are required to study at least two management options, and the other four may be freely chosen from any economics or management paper.  Students must complete a total of 8 papers in their final examination – or 7 papers plus an independent thesis.  This arrangement allows students to specialize or to choose a broad approach spanning economics and management.

Typical pattern of teaching

Our teaching philosophy is based on the interaction of small groups, who either meet with the tutors in their offices or in one of the many purpose built teaching rooms throughout Keble.  Students attend department organized lectures for each course and are then taught in small groups in Keble where deeper issues and contrasting opinions can be explored.

Qualities sought for entry

Keble is committed to academic excellence and is looking for academically strong, self-starting students.

A-level economics and/or management are not required, but at least one is recommended.  Modern economics and management curricula involve a substantial amount of mathematical modelling and A-level Mathematics is essential.  Candidates are required to have Mathematics to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or another equivalent. A-level Further Mathematics, Statistics and/or Physics are recommended.

Conditional offers are in line with University policy and currently set at A*AA. IB candidates must be predicted to score over 39 with 766 at Higher Level. Other qualifications are set in line with University policy.

Written Test at Interview: All candidates will be required to sit a Thinking Skills assessment normally at their own school/college.  Please note that separate registration for this test will be required, and prospective applicants should refer to the test website for further information.

A strong performance on the TSA is required to be summoned for Interview.

For further information see the E & M page of the Oxford Undergraduate Prospectus.


Approx yearly intake Keble: 6
Faculty: 100
Department Website Department of Economics


Via the College Office.


Dr Kevin Sheppard M Phil, C Phil, PhD UCSD, Tutorial Fellow at Keble and University Lecturer

Dr Howard Smith MA Glasgow, MPhil, DPhil Oxford, Tutorial Fellow at Keble and University Lecturer

Dr Kazbi Soonawalla Tutorial Fellow at Keble and Senior Research Fellow in Management at the Saïd Business School

Prof Tim J Jenkinson, Professor of Finance at the Said Business School.