Graduate with two degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at UNSW Sydney provides specialised skillsets and independent research that stand out in competitive job markets. You will analyse the impact of collective and individual decision-making on a global economy and gain profound understanding of a fascinating scientific field.
The five-year program explores diverse course options including mathematics, biotechnology, climate systems, macroeconomics, statistics and business forecasting. You can also focus studies on a Commerce topic such as fintech or management. The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking.
Graduates enter the workforce with a strong foundation in economics, specialised quantitative skills and highly transferable skills in analysis, statistics and scientific methodology. 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 Advanced Science (Honours) offers professional development and accreditation, and a selection of exciting majors, electives and research topics for your honours year thesis.
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.
Combine your Economics major(s) with one of more than 20 Science majors including biotechnology, mathematics, materials science, climate systems, 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.
The honours year involves a research project which in some cases is combined with advanced coursework. See the program structure for detailed information.
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 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 Advance Science (Honours) 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?
- People who think big. They’re good with numbers, keenly interested in a particular science, and can see how they would change society
- Those interested in combining advanced studies in the sciences with economics
- People who want to complete advanced coursework and an individual research project
Job and career prospects
With this double degree, you can explore a variety of career options in the science and business sectors, including:
- Business Consultant
- Clinical Research Associate
- Economic Forecaster
- Environmental Consultant
- Graduate Economist
- Investment Banker
- Laboratory Technician
- Management Consultant
- Quality Assurance Officer
- Quantitative Analyst
- Research Scientist
- Statistical Analyst
- Wealth Management Analyst
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
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. 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 advanced 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.