Graduate with two degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) at UNSW Sydney provides specialised skillsets that stand out in competitive job markets. Gain a solid foundation in the core areas of economics and econometrics combined with powerful mathematical techniques, knowledge and strong research skills.
During this five-year program students discover how collective and individual decision-making can impact a global community. Develop specialist skills with core math courses and a research project. You can also focus your studies on a business major such as fintech or taxation. 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, specialised math techniques 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?
UNSW currently ranks within the Top 50 worldwide for Econometrics, Economics and Mathematics. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Maths) (Honours) offers professional development and accreditation, and a selection of exciting majors and electives. You can design the degree to meet your interests and career goals.
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 an Advanced Mathematics major from:
Applied Mathematics - construct, analyse and interpret mathematical models for various purposes.
Pure Mathematics - research and develop existing mathematical theories or create new ones.
Advanced Statistics - become highly trained in probability and stochastic processes, statistical inference and modelling, and modern statistical computing methods.
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.
Your research project is a one-year deep-dive into the area of advanced mathematics that interests you most. With the support of an Honours Coordinator, you could write a thesis on either of the topics listed above. 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 Science (Advanced Mathematics) (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?
- You want to combine economics knowledge with applied skills in mathematics or statistics
- You’re looking for an advanced program that includes a research component
- You’re interested in a career as a quantitative analyst
Job and career prospects
With a strong mathematical background, you will be well placed in the following roles:
- Business Consultant
- Credit Analyst
- Economic Forecaster
- Graduate Economist
- Policy Adviser
- Quantitative Analyst
- Statistical Analyst
- Wealth Management Analyst
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 advance 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 networking and mentoring, and you can undertake internships and global business practicums for credit towards your degree.