Overview

This renowned professional qualification equips you with analytical and statistical skills you can apply to any business or finance role. Core studies in economic theory and econometric methods will prepare you academically, technically and professionally, and give you a solid grounding in modern economics analysis. You can also specialise in econometrics, economics or financial economics.This degree gives you the flexibility to study a second Economics major or an approved Commerce major, such as finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing or real-estate studies. The knowledge you obtain will enable you to become economically literate and give you an in-depth understanding of local and world economic issues.

Program Code

3543

UAC Code

424400

CRICOS Code

001920G

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

519

Why choose this degree?

This is a widely recognised professional qualification that provides a solid grounding in the core areas of economics and econometrics. You will develop a broad range of transferable skills that are relevant across various industries. 

Who should choose this degree?

Students who are passionate about how economic issues impact business organisations and business decisions and are looking for a solid grounding in economics to pursue a career in the public or private sector.

Majors

Choose 1 Economics Major from:

  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Economics Plus a second major from:
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Taxation

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Economics and financial forecaster
  • Economics researcher
  • Financial analyst
  • Policy adviser
  • Statistical analyst
  • Wealth management analyst

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

Depending on your course selection you may meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), and Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance).

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

83.65

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

93.00

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

93.00

2019 A levels 4

17

2019 IB Diploma 5

35

2019 QLD OP 6

5

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

Information on how A levels are calculated can be found here.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$10,958*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 3

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

Other information

You may be eligible to enrol in a separate year Honours program upon completion of this degree. Find out more.

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