This conversion course is delivered by the Business School, which has AACSB accreditation in recognition of our focus on excellence in all areas. It’s something that fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.Focusing on sustainable economic development in a globalised market, this course has a particular emphasis on emerging markets. It reflects the growing interest and activity in economic development, particularly the role for industrial hubs and clusters in rapidly developing areas of the world such as Latin America and China, among several others.The course will cover the economic, political and social aspects of economic development as well as offering option units in areas such as supply chains, innovation and entrepreneurship. You will also have the option to complete a 30-week work placement with a finance employer to help increase your employability even further. You can opt to take your placement in the UK or overseas, and in fact many large financial firms are located within Bournemouth. Suitable for those who wish to work in the public sector (national or regional level), this course will also appeal to those who wish to work for NGOs and private sector organisations with interests in emerging markets.