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.
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This is part of the Bachelor of Business.
As an economics student you'll learn how markets work, how government operates, and the impact global affairs can have on individuals. You'll also become familiar with data processing and data presentation.
In the first semester, you take four core courses that cover fundamental business concepts:
You also start to take the first courses from your second major, minor(s) or elective courses.
You develop an understanding of how economic theory can be applied to a wide range of issues faced by consumers, businesses and governments.
You also continue to take courses from your second major, minor(s) or elective courses.
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:
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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 Canvas.
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