Graduate with two degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science at UNSW Sydney provides two complementary skillsets that stand out in competitive job markets. Gain a solid foundation in the core areas of economics and econometrics combined with strong methodological scientific skills in a fascinating field of study.
During the four-year program you can explore Science course options including bioinformatics, materials science and physics; and discover how collective and individual decision-making can impact a global community. You can also focus your studies on a Commerce topic such as human resources or management. The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking.
Graduates are prepared for success with relevant experience and connections. They enter the workforce with a strong foundation in economics and highly transferable skills in critical thinking and analysis. With the ability to cross industries, they have the basis for an intriguing career.
Why choose this bachelor degree?
Design a degree to suit your interests and career goals. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science offers an economics specialisation with more than 20 Science majors to choose from. The programs include professional development and accreditation, and a selection of interesting electives.
You can choose an Economics major from:
Economics - explore the broad political and business environment as it relates to the economy, or
Econometrics - 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.
You can choose a science major from many options including but not limited to bioinformatics, biotechnology, mathematics, materials science, statistics, neuroscience and physics.
There is the option to expand your expertise with a third major in business, in areas such as accounting, business law, finance, management, marketing, real estate studies or taxation.
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Professional development and accreditation
During your study, make use of
Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and include:
This degree is professionally recognised and provides a career-ready standard of knowledge. Depending on the majors and courses chosen, accreditation is available from the Australian Computer Society, 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 / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand business concepts, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.
Talented Students Program
Talented Students Program (TSP) helps eligible students in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) develop specific skills during their degree. It offers exposure to research within the Faculty and provides flexibility and tailoring to suit the needs and talents of our students. Invitation to participate in the TSP is made by the Dean of Science on the basis of superior secondary education performance (ATAR or equivalent).
Who is this degree for?
- You want to combine economics knowledge with applied skills in science
- Those who want to strengthen career opportunities with an extra-comprehensive education
- You want the flexibility to specialise and focus on specific areas of interest, career paths or individual strengths
Job and career prospects
Depending on your chosen majors, some career opportunities include:
- Clinical Research Associate
- Economics Analyst
- Environmental Consultant
- Food Technologist
- Graduate Economist
- Laboratory Technician
- Management Consultant
- Quality Assurance Officer
- Research Scientist
- Statistical Analyst
- Trade Commissioner
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Why UNSW 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, and Computer Science and Information Systems. 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 double 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.