Double Bachelor’s in Economics & Management and Business & Leadership


Our Double Bachelor’s (BSc²) combines academic excellence with the practical skills that will make you stand out in the workplace of tomorrow. It brings together a Bachelor’s in Economics & Management designed by the London School of Economics and awarded by the University of London – and a Bachelor’s in Business and Leadership from Forward College.

Forward College tuition programme includes:

  • 100% small group teaching
  • Weekly one-on-one tutoring for individualised feedback and guidance
  • Frequent evaluations to track your progress throughout the year and ensure your success at the final exams
  • Induction programme where you will better understand your learning style and adopt the most relevant learning methods for you
  • Financial Acumen: Master financial concepts, tools, and techniques essential for budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.
  • Economic Theories and Applications: Understand macro and microeconomic principles and their application in business scenarios, including market structures and economic indicators.
  • Strategic Planning and Execution: Gain proficiency in designing, evaluating, and implementing business strategies to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Operational Excellence: Develop skills in optimising business processes, quality management, and efficiency enhancement.
  • Analytical Proficiency: Master quantitative and qualitative skills to analyse and predict economic trends.
  • Global Economic Awareness: Understand macro and microeconomic theories, evaluating global economic implications.
  • Interdisciplinary Integration: Merge insights from related fields for holistic economic solutions.
  • Communication skills: Be able to conduct robust and valid quantitative analysis and give oral presentations. 
  • Soft & hard skills:Develop personal skills that are in high demand among recruiters worldwide such as teamwork, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, web marketing or design thinking.

The Double Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Management and Leadership lays a strong foundation for pursuing a range of master’s degrees including but not limited to Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management, Master of Economics, Master of Finance, or Master of International Business, preparing graduates for diverse leadership and management roles across industries, sectors, and organisational contexts.

  • Business Analyst: Analysing data and market trends to provide insights and recommendations for business improvement.
  • Financial Analyst: Evaluating investment opportunities, managing portfolios, and providing financial guidance to individuals and organisations.
  • Management Consultant: Advising businesses on strategy, operations, and organisational improvements.
  • Marketing Manager: Developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote products or services.
  • Entrepreneur: Starting and managing your own business or startup venture.
  • Policy Analyst: Working in government or non-profit organisations to analyse and influence economic and public policy.
  • Supply Chain Manager: Overseeing the efficient flow of goods and services within an organisation.
  • Human Resources Manager: Managing employee recruitment, training, and development within a company.
  • Financial Planner: Assisting individuals and families in managing their finances and investments.
  • Economist: Economists study economic trends, conduct research, and analyse data to provide insights into economic issues. They may work for government agencies, research institutions, or private companies.

The building blocks of
the programme

The Bachelor’s in Economics and Management is a dynamic, multifaceted and rigorous programme that fosters critical thinking and analytical skills. We encourage students to question, analyse, and construct compelling arguments, enhancing their ability to excel in management-related roles. Our quantitative approach provides a solid foundation in the relevant social sciences, preparing graduates for success in the ever-evolving world of economics and management.

As with all BSc Programmes designed by the LSE (London School of Economics), students take four year-long courses per annum (or three year-long courses and two half-courses lasting one term only), made up of a combination of compulsory, chosen, and optional classes.

NB: availability of courses depends on student interest, and not all of the above courses may be available for study during year 3. Some courses carry pre-requisites – please refer to the UoL course list for additional information.

As with all double bachelor’s programmes, there is an overlap between the two bachelors’: Some courses from the academic Bachelor’s above accounting for 100 ECTS are also validated as part of the Bachelor’s in Business and Leadership.
The other part (80 ECTS) gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and equip you with the mindset and skills that fit your career aspirations. Business acumen and leadership develop mainly through guided practice and reflection, not lectures.
It consists of 3 blocks: Entrepreneurship & Project Management, personal development, foreign languages and an internship.
Entrepreneurship & project management: 3 projects

It is time for you to be in the driver’s seat and experiment with entrepreneurship. Each year, you will work in teams on a problem or an opportunity of your choice with the support of a dedicated Forward Leadership Fellow who will guide you and teach you the necessary methodologies and techniques so that you progress step by step towards making an impact.

You will carry out a total of three different projects. 

Along the way, you will not only make a concrete difference; you will gain highly valuable skills for your future career such as design thinking, SCRUM, research methods, interviewing, surveying, data analysis, project management, performance management, teamwork, and impact evaluation.

You can choose three of these entrepreneurship modules (research and consulting are mutually exclusive):

Sustainability and Social Impact Entrepreneurship
This certificate is designed for students who wish to make a difference on issues they care about: climate change, inequalities, refugees, education, racism, gender balance.

Expected working time: approx 8-12h/week on average
Read more about Forward’s Sustainability and Social Impact Entrepreneurship
Digital entrepreneurship
This certificate is designed for students who wish to venture into creating a digital solution from scratch to explore a social or business opportunity they have identified.

Expected working time: approx. 8-12h/week on average
Read more about Forward’s Digital entrepreneurship
Research Project
Research is entrepreneurial as it requires courage, creativity, and rigor at the same time. You will work individually or in a team in close collaboration with one of our Forward academic Fellows.

Expected working time: approx 8-12h/week on average
Read more about Forward’s Research Project
Consulting projects with external organisations
Working as a consultant is an opportunity to develop professionally and collaborate with an external organisation on a real life problem. This project is not compatible with the research project.

Expected working time: approx 8-12h/week on average
Read more about Forward’s Consulting projects with external organisations

Personal development

Personal development (15 ECTS) supports you in growing your social and emotional skills and mindsets for adaptive futures. Students develop high self-awareness and resilience, cultural competency, and an approach to leadership that is impact-oriented, practical, empathetic and collaborative.

Students will attend about 14 core modules throughout the 3 years

These are focused on three overarching topics that cover emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and career readiness. The modules broadly include: 

• Working in teams
• Communication
• Interpersonal Relationships
• Living in a Community 
• Encountering Culture & Yourself 
• Having difficult conversations 
• Communication II 
• Self-awareness 
• Motivations & Courage
• Resilience 
• Stress management & balance 
• Decision making 
• Leadership & Strategy
• Career Readiness

The Forward 360 Skills Assessment consolidates feedback from your peers and tutors on four core categories of skills: cognitive, social, emotional and practical.

This tool allows students to assess their progress and, with the guidance of personal coaches, set your goals and aspirations for the coming year. This assessment provides Forward Graduates with a Skills Map that supports their applications for master programmes and career options.

Personal development
Personal development supports you in growing your social and emotional skills and mindsets for adaptive futures.

Expected working time: 3 to 5 hours/module over 8 weeks
Read more about Forward’s Personal development


Before graduating from Forward College, Double Bachelor will have to complete mandatory work experience that amounts to a total duration of between 210 and 280 hours, roughly 6 to 8 weeks. An internship gives you the best opportunities to gain valuable work experience, whilst also exploring and testing a career path. Students who accomplish their research or consulting project with an external organisation will ipso facto validate their internship.

An internship during college prepares you for the world of work and its challenges.

Expected working time: 6-8 weeks
Read more about Forward’s Internship

Foreign language

As part of their learning expedition, Forward College encourages immersion in the local culture through learning and practising the local language (Portuguese, French and German).

We offer language courses tailored to various proficiency levels with specific provisions and objectives for non-beginners. Students can attend weekly classes throughout the year during which they will receive personalised feedback. 


Foreign language
We encourage students to immerse themselves in the local culture and one of the most important factors is language.

Expected working time: 3h/week
Read more about Forward’s Foreign language

In summary

Scholarship available


3 years

€25,000 (EU/EEA/UK/Swiss students)
€29,000 (other international students)

Lisbon (year 1)
Paris (year 2)
Berlin (year 3)


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