Economics provides a valuable understanding of the overall context of business and government, and the technical skills to analyse economic and social data and events. It equips students to work on economic and social policy. It also provides key capabilities for students who wish to work in business fields such as financial markets, marketing, transport and logistics, international trade and consulting or the media.
Economics at Sydney is a significant and influential grouping within the discipline in Australia. It is an important centre of policy analysis and review and one of the most important training grounds for economists within the region.
The Economics major is available in the Bachelor of Economics and related degrees, the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Commerce and related degrees, the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and the Bachelor of Resource Economics.
To obtain the award of a major in Economics students complete ten units of study (60 credit points) including:
- Four compulsory junior units (24 credit points):
- ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics
- ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics
- ECMT1010 Business and Economics Statistics A (or BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis)
- ECMT1020 Business and Economics Statistics B
- ECOS2001 (or ECOS2901) Intermediate Microeconomics
- ECOS2002 (or ECOS2902) Intermediate Macroeconomics
NOTE: Where students are completing both an Economics and a Financial Economics major, an additional senior elective (ECOS2000 or ECOS3000 level) should be completed for one of the majors, as Economics and Financial Economics both require the compulsory unit ECOS2002/ECOS2902. Both majors must include 36 senior credit points without counting a senior unit i.e. ECOS2002/ECOS2902, towards two separate majors.
Students interested in undertaking a 4th year Honours program in Economics should consult the information on the Honours page of the website for specific 2nd and 3rd year Honours pathway information.