The Bachelor of Economics, UNSW Sydney, builds an understanding of how society influences the flow of supply and demand that grows or shrinks our economy. Develop analytical techniques and discover how collective individual decision-making can impact a global community. The program includes the opportunity for a second major in business, overseas study and professional accreditation.
Graduates enter the workforce with a strong foundation in economics and business and highly transferable skills in analysis and statistics. With the agility to cross industries, they have the basis for an intriguing career.
Why choose this bachelor’s degree?
The Bachelor of Economics offers the option to choose a second major in business, such as fintech, information systems, marketing and more. This 3 year program also provides the opportunity for global work and study experiences and professional recognition.
The program is built on economic and core business areas of study. The business topics cover accounting, finance, digital transformation, marketing, management, and business law. The economics topics cover macro- and microeconomics, quantitative analysis, statistics and econometrics. Develop this core knowledge with a major in:
- Economics: exploring the broad political and business environment as it relates to the economy, or
- Econometrics: learn how to measure, quantify and analyse statistical economic information, or
- Financial Economics: focus on how financial instruments are priced in markets, and how individuals and firms manage financial risk.
Combine your major with a minor in economics or a second major in business. Supplement your studies with electives economics and any other available area of interest. See the program structure for detailed information.
The degree includes Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students. You can participate in:
- Local, national and international experience and internships for credit
- Networking with career mentors and industry connections
Depending on the chosen major, students graduate with accreditation toward professional recognition from industry bodies including the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants.
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our Bachelor of Economics is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand economics concepts and methods, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.
Who is this degree for?
- People who want a solid grounding in economics for a successful career in the public or private sector
- Those passionate about how economic issues impact business organisations and business decisions
Job and career prospects
This degree opens up a rewarding career in many areas of business, finance or government. Graduate positions may include:
- Business Analyst
- Economic Forecaster
- Graduate Economist
- Management Consultant
- Policy Adviser
- Statistical Analyst
- Superannuation Adviser
- Related careers in accounting, finance, human resource management, information systems, marketing and taxation
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
Why the Business School?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide for Economics and Econometrics. In Australia, we are rated “Well above world standard” for Economics by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment.
Read more about our rankings and reputation.
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This undergraduate degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by
Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through
mentoring, and you can undertake
global business practicums for credit towards your degree.