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Economics

Major

Offered by one of Australia’s highly ranked centres in economics, this major conveys a valuable understanding of the context of business and government and the technical skills required to analyse economic and social data and events. Develop key capabilities for business fields such as financial markets, marketing, transport and logistics, international trade and consulting or the media. 

The objective of the major in Economics is to prepare you for the diverse range of careers which value the key skills of the discipline. These include understanding economic and social phenomena, analysing economic data, and exploring alternative choices in addressing key challenges. The major builds your training in economics incrementally. It begins by addressing the essentials of the discipline early in the degree, which opens a wide range of study areas at senior level. This allows you to shape concentrations in areas of interest such as macroeconomics, or in areas of applied economic policy.

Our graduates are leaders in their fields, holding positions at the Reserve Bank, Treasury and other government departments, in global financial institutions, and with international agencies and NGOs. They also go on to further study at some of the finest institutions in the world.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Business analyst
  • Communications specialist
  • Economic consultant
  • Economist
  • Financial analyst
  • Futures and commodity trader
  • Government policy adviser
  • Management consultant
  • Market research analyst
  • Merchant and trade banker
  • Policy analyst
  • Stockbroker

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.