Economics is an important aspect of life. Shaping the modern world is the influence of national and international climates in which businesses operate in. A degree in economics is suited to those with a high interest in economic and social affairs. Economists are naturally analytical, can provide clear and coherent arguments which are supported by relevant theories and evidence. Some universities require A-level maths; however, you should comfortably handle figures and sums to embark on a career in economics. Economics graduates are highly employable, and find their analytical, forecasting and reporting skills useful in banking, accountancy, taxation and insurance industries.