The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Arts at UNSW Sydney opens your mind to the world and how society influences the flow of supply and demand. Arts and economics develop critical thinking skillsets that stand out in a competitive job market when paired together. Graduates launch careers with two degrees that are highly regarded by industry.
The four-year program develops a broad-minded perspective with innovative and critical thinking skills. The course options include languages, arts, history, and philosophy. Students discover how collective and individual decision-making can impact a global community and can study a business major such as international business or management.
The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking. Graduates are well prepared for professional careers with relevant experience and connections. They gain exceptional skills in broad-minded thinking and critical analysis and develop a fundamental understanding of their chosen industry.
Why choose this bachelor degree?
Design the degree to suit your interests and career goals. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Arts offers professional development and accreditation, a selection of exciting economics and arts majors, and the option to include a business major.
There are over 20 arts majors to choose from that build critical thinking skills. Develop your passion for humanities and social sciences such as politics and international relations, history, Asian and European studies, languages, sociology and anthropology and many more.
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.
There is the option to choose a third major in business, in areas such as accounting, finance, information systems, fintech, human resources, management, marketing, business law, taxation, real estate or international business.
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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 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 Arts 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.
Who is this degree for?
- Open-minded, analytical and humanistic thinkers
- Those who seek skills, knowledge and competencies for a broad range of career options in government and industry
- People who want to open their career opportunities with the qualification of a double degree and up to three majors
Job and career prospects
This double degree will open up many career opportunities in consulting firms, government agencies, non-government organisations, private sector, and many more. Roles may include:
- Commercial Manager
- Financial Adviser
- Foreign Trade Officer
- Government Policy Adviser
- Investment Banker
- Management Consultant
- Policy Adviser
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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. In Australia, we are rated “Well above world standard” for Economics by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment.
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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.