Apply for Economics Major

Young business woman


Undergraduate major

Become an expert in analysing and influencing how wealth is created, consumed and distributed.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Economics Major
  • Credit


Course outline

Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline
Apply now to Curtin for 2024
Ready to take the next step towards university?

Apply now to Curtin for 2024

Whether you're a year 12 student applying through TISC or you’re looking to apply directly to Curtin, we've got the information you need to get your application set. Learn about key dates for applications and offers, how to change your TISC preferences, entry pathways into Curtin, scholarships, and more.



Economists study more than just money – they analyse the world around them, from global markets to government policy to world events, to help make informed decisions in diverse industries. These decisions can impact how individuals and society access, consume and distribute wealth.

With a focus on applied economics, this major gives you the knowledge and skills to understand important real-world issues such as unemployment, housing affordability, climate change, energy challenges and inequality.

You will learn how to use big data, statistics, mathematics and business insights to evaluate trends and patterns in consumer spending, levels of competition in different industries, business cycles and financial crises.

You’ll gain a solid foundation in macroeconomics (factors that impact an economy as a whole) and microeconomics (the function of individual markets). You’ll also develop strong communication and interpersonal skills to successfully share complex data with a general audience.

You’ll graduate from this course as a critical thinker with a keen understanding of the world and the ability to enhance economic activities in the public or private sector.

See our handbook for more course information.

Course structure and combinations

This major can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Innovation.

You can also study this major as part of a Science and Commerce double degree, or as a double major. Recommended double majors are: Data Science, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management and Taxation

What jobs can the Economics lead to?


  • Economist
  • Economic analyst
  • Econometrician
  • Bank manager
  • Consultant
  • Corporate finance analyst 
  • Credit analyst 
  • Financial manager
  • Investment banker
  • Market research analyst
  • Policy advisor.


  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Consultancy
  • Government
  • Private business
  • Resources.

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge of economic models, data and methods to complex economic and social issues such as in climate and energy markets and identify innovative solutions and/or discuss policy alternatives that are relevant to affected communities, GC1, GC2, GC6
  • communicate professionally by presenting findings and explaining complex data using graphs/charts/tables in ways that a broad audience can easily understand, and in ways that are responsible and appropriate given the economic local, national and/or international context, GC3, GC4, GC5, GC6
  • use relevant technologies such as playing experimental economics games and/or methodologies to investigate economic and social issues in ways that demonstrate critical thinking, responsible judgement and a greater understanding of human behaviours and motivation, GC2, GC4, GC6
  • demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity by being exposed to a range of economic perspectives and how this both affects economic and social behaviour and informs respectful and responsible professional practice, GC4, GC5
  • demonstrate industry readiness with a strong analytical and problem-solving skillset through the development of sound practical economic analyses, and critical reflection of individual capabilities and current, emerging and future local and global challenges, GC6

Why study Economics

Internationally accredited

Study at an elite global business school accredited by the leading quality review system for business and management schools, EQUIS and AACSB, an organisation dedicated to creating the next generation of great leaders. 

Real-world learning

Gain insight into the work you'll do as an economist by learning through real case studies and practical scenarios.

Top ranking

Curtin Business School tops the rankings for business schools in Western Australia in the Eduniversal 'Palmes of Excellence' league (2021), and sits first in Australia's 4 Palmes' league as a 'top business school with significant international influence'.

Professional recognition

You may be eligible for free student membership of the Association of Financial Advisers and the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Upon graduation, you may also be eligible for associate membership of Economic Society of Australia (WA Branch), and the Women in Economics Network (WEN).

Recently I travelled overseas for the London School of Economics summer exchange program, which I applied for through Curtin. The program is short and intense, but very rewarding. It was exciting to explore London between classes.

Georgia Strong
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

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

    The information on this page may be subject to change. In particular, Curtin University may change the content, method or location of delivery or tuition fees of courses.

    While Curtin uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided on this page is accurate and up to date, errors and omissions sometimes occur. Curtin makes no warranty, representation or undertaking (expressed or implied) nor does it assume any legal liability (direct or indirect) for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information.

    View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRU-ECONS
  • Last updated on: 10 December 2023

Got a question? We’re here to help.

Call 1300 222 888 Send us an email Ask us a question Book an appointment

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Specialisations

Bachelor of Commerce Specialisations

Bachelor of Innovation Specialisations

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Specialisations

Bachelor of Commerce Specialisations

Bachelor of Innovation Specialisations

Learn more about Commerce

Apply for Economics Major