Economics Specialisation


The Economics specialisations builds a clear understanding of the overall context of business and government. The core units, with their strong focus on social data and events, give graduates the competitive edge in areas of analysis and policy work. The Economics major includes in-depth analysis of microeconomics and macroeconomics, investigating market structure and strategic business decisions. An international focus on money and finance is paramount in keeping up with the globalised nature of contemporary economics. As well as providing essential perspectives on international economics, the course includes the study of industrial competitiveness, as well as trade and development, and bank management.

Requirements for the Specialisations

To obtain an Economics specialisation, students must complete at least three units of study (18 credit points), comprising:

  1. two compulsory units of study (12 credit points):
    • ECON6001 Microeconomic Analysis 1
    • ECON6002 Macroeconomic Analysis 1
  2. at least one of the following elective units of study (six credit points):
    • ECON5006 Economics of Law and Public Policy
    • ECON5007 The Economics of Financial Markets
    • ECON5026 Strategic Business Relationships
    • ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis
    • ECON6006 Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
    • ECON6008 International Money and Finance
    • ECON6009 Economics of the Labour Market
    • ECON6010 Public Economics
    • ECON6016 Trade and Development
    • ECON6018 Environmental Economics
    • ECON6021 Financial Economics
    • ECON6023 International Trade
    • ECON6024 Private Equity
    • ECON6025 Strategic Decision Making
    • ECON6029 Health Economics and Policy Evaluation
    • ECON6101 Special Topics in Economics 1
    • ECON6102 Special Topic in Economics 2

Please see the Unit of Study tables in the Handbook for more details