The Course

Economics and Management (E&M) examines issues central to the world we live and work in: how economies and organisations function, and how resources are allocated and coordinated to achieve objectives. It is a rigorous academic degree, developing high-level quantitative and qualitative skills in a vocationally-relevant subject area. Students are in strong demand from employers: graduates enter a wide range of careers, from banking and consulting to policy research and academia. 

Students benefit from the excellent facilities of the Saïd Business School, providing many opportunities to engage with post-experience students and the world of practice: see

Why New College?

New College offers just three places in Economics and Management per year, so each student gets individual attention. At the same time, students are closely integrated with students on the College's Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) degree and they participate fully in the College community. The College facilitates interaction with both E&M alumni and MBA (graduate) students, for instance via an annual dinner. 

"E&M is a fantastic course to do at New College as the small intake means that we can form really close working relationships with our tutors, while still being part of a tight-knit college community in the centre of town."

- Andrea, Second Year student

What We Look For

We appreciate students with the same lively interest in current affairs and similar issues to that of many PPE students. Admission criteria can be found here.

Tutors' Research Interests

Professor Dieter Helm's research focuses on the political economy of the state, infrastructure, energy, utilities and environmental subjects, notably biodiversity and climate change. 

Dr Richard Mash researches the implications for monetary policy of firms' pricing decisions in the light of changes in central bank interest-rate decisions. 

Professor Richard Whittington's research focuses on strategy communications and the work and skills of strategy consultants and corporate strategists. 

For more details on any of our tutors, please see the profiles below. 

Places Available

Please note that, because of small numbers, we can only accept deferred entry if specified at the point of application. 

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