Economists study the world around them, analyse shifts in global policy and monitor industry and global trends. They are an integral part of public and private sector decision-making.
With a focus on applied economics, this major will give you the knowledge and skills you need to analyse important real-world issues, such as unemployment, inequality, price stability and economic growth.
You will be able to use your economic knowledge 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 and microeconomics, as well as quantitative and qualitative skills you need to apply theory to practice.
This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.
You can also study this major as part of a Science and Commerce double degree.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Recommended double majors:
- Bank manager
- Corporate finance analyst
- Credit analyst
- Economic analyst
- Financial manager
- Investment banker
- Market research analyst
- Policy advisor
- Policy analyst
- Portfolio manager
- Private business
What you'll learn
- apply knowledge of economic models, data and methods to complex economic and social issues and identify innovative solutions that are relevant to affected communities
- communicate professionally, and in ways that are responsible and appropriate given the economic local, national and/or international context
- use relevant technologies and methodologies to investigate economic and social issues in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement
- demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity and how this both affects economic and social behaviour and informs respectful and responsible professional practice
- demonstrate industry readiness through the development of sound practical economic analyses, and critical reflection of individual capabilities and current, emerging and future local and global challenges