Courses & Units

Business and Economics

Business reaches and affects every facet of society. New markets and traditional industries alike need to cope with a changing world. Each will demand people with a firm understanding of the fundamentals, people who can devise and implement new strategies, respond to opportunities and meet the challenges of a changing world.

Different roles need different skills. These range from working with people, thinking creatively, marshalling talent, measuring performance and pursuing success. They be applied to all business endeavours, from creating your own business opportunities to working within organisations or government to help determine policy, planning and investment.

You’ll learn from people who are experts in the areas they teach. To ensure their lessons stay relevant, they maintain strong relationships with industry, professional associations, other academics and government.

Research keeps us at the forefront of business change.

Our researchers undertake quality research in accounting, corporate governance, economics, finance, management and marketing. This high-quality new thinking feeds into our teaching and is reflected in our University being ranked in the top 2% in the world in the latest QS World Rankings.

Why study Business and Economics?

A Business degree is one of the most sought after degrees at university. It is also one of the most asked for by employers. All sectors of a modern economy rely on effective management, financial control and administration. A knowledge of business helps round out a CV. A depth of understanding in a particular discipline can take your CV from the list of maybes to the top of the pile. A Business qualification provides an excellent generalist degree for many graduate positions. It can also provide the specialist knowledge to pursue focused careers in areas like accounting, banking and finance, human resources, marketing, systems analysis and more.

To study business is to study how to make an organisation successful. As well as understanding the fundamentals of business, you’ll develop workplace skills such as critical thinking, strategic analysis and measured decision-making.

Economics will give you a more detailed knowledge of micro and macroeconomic issues, both national and international. It can also help you understand how strategic decisions are made by individuals, by firms and by governments.

A Business degree will provide a wide range of broad business fundamentals, but also allows you to choose specialist studies so you may focus your career in one direction.

Career profile

"While I was at uni I did the Corporate Internship, which was a great subject. I was placed at MONA and then offered the ‘Big Four’ accounting jobs when I graduated. Some people think being an accountant is boring but not for me at Roadshow Films. I get to see lots of movies before they are released! Going through UTAS has worked out really well for me."

Alice Pemberton

Bachelor of Business

Career Options

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Auditing and tax consulting
  • Business consulting
  • Business development
  • Central banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Economist
  • Electronic business
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial relations
  • Information systems management
  • Local, state and federal government
  • Management
  • Marketing and market research
  • Merchant banker
  • Public relations
  • Services marketing
  • Systems analysis
  • Tourism

What can I study?