Are you logical, analytical and fascinated by how incentives affect human behaviour? Study economics in the Bachelor of Business degree.
The discipline of economics is founded on the three fundamental fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Concepts from these areas can be combined to provide answers to some of the most pressing problems facing the world, such as poverty, unemployment, climate change, crime and inequality. Alternatively, they can be applied to the commercial sphere, and can address issues like domestic and international competition, consumer and firm behaviour, world trade and finance, and economic growth and development.
This is part of the Bachelor of Business.
You complete four core papers - refer to the Bachelor of Business overview.
Bachelor of Business
You also choose minor or elective papers depending on your chosen minor(s).
You develop an understanding of how economic theory can be applied to a wide range of issues faced by consumers, businesses and governments.
The capstone project is the final part of your degree and takes place in your final semester. You can choose to work in an organisation of your choice, start your own venture or complete an applied project, bringing together your learning and gaining valuable experience.
Recent placements included:
The outcomes for graduates of this major are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
Current students looking for specific requirements for business majors should refer to Blackboard.
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