Why study Business and Economics?

When you study at the University of Tasmania, you're getting a real-world advantage over other universities.

As the only university in the state, we've formed close connections with the who’s who of the local industry.

This means you'll get access that you won't find anywhere else, including internships that give you invaluable industry experience, as well as exposure to some of our state's top business minds.

On campus, you'll benefit from expert lecturers, state-of-the-art facilities – including a Harvard Lecture Theatre – and academics undertaking quality research in accounting, corporate governance, economics, finance, management and marketing.

This combination ensures that when you graduate, you'll have the skills you need to succeed – whether you want to want to start a small business based on your passion, or rise up through a company.

Angus studied a Bachelor of Business to develop a solid foundation in variety of business professions. He is now building an impressive career in accounting and finance... and having a great time outside work and study in the Tasmanian wilderness.

Angus Balcombe
Bachelor of Business

Course list

Careers in business and economics

Both new markets and traditional industries need to devise and implement new strategies, respond to opportunities, and meet the challenges of a changing world.

With a business degree, you'll be well-equipped to help them.

As well as understanding industry fundamentals, you'll develop workplace skills such as critical thinking, strategic analysis and measured decision-making.

You’ll also begin to develop the specialist knowledge to pursue focused careers in areas like accounting, banking and finance, human resources, marketing, systems analysis, and more.

With an economics degree, you can focus effective management, financial control and administration – things that all sectors of modern society rely on.

You’ll develop a more detailed knowledge of micro- and macro-economic issues, both national and international, while learning how strategic decisions are made by individuals, by firms and by governments.

Our graduates have exceptional career outcomes. 76% of our undergraduate and 90% of our postgraduate business and management students find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating (Source: 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

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's next?