The Bachelor of Economics is an exciting and challenging degree that provides graduates with a valuable and marketable set of skills. Through the study of economic principles and practices students will develop an understanding of economics as a ‘way of thinking’, as well as the insight and expertise to understand the role and impact of economics in our lives and society. Students will gain a sound knowledge of the issues and factors that determine how economic systems are organised and how decisions are made by individuals, firms and governments based on human behaviour, beliefs, structure, constraints and needs.
The degree introduces students to the complexities of economic practices and strategies and ensures graduates have the statistical and analytical skills required by employers to understand business reports, investigate economic issues in a scientific way and to communicate information in an effective manner. Graduates are equipped to work on important social and economic policy challenges faced by business and government, and have the skills and confidence to contribute to decision-making and the development of solutions which ensure the well-being of society. The Bachelor of Economics degree is also an excellent foundation for those students wishing to proceed to postgraduate studies.
Economists are highly skilled professionals capable of informed discussion and decision-making in any area of enquiry. They may undertake research and analysis, provide forecasts to governments, business, financial and international policy organisations, evaluate investment proposals for organisations in both public and private sectors and act in advisory roles to key groups in government or industry. It is the intellectual tool-kit provided by the study of economics that distinguishes economists from other career professionals. The application of structured thinking, rigorous techniques and a focused imagination opens up many career opportunities for students of economics in both specialised economic environments and broader business activity. Some of these options include:
|Unit Code||Unit Title|
|BEA235||Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge|
|BEA242||Introduction to Econometrics|
|BEA300||Microeconomic Theory and Policy|
|BEA301||Environmental and Resource Economics|
|BEA306||Economics of Human Resources|
|BEA320||Macroeconomic Theory and Policy|
|BEA321||Banking and Financial Institutions|
|BEA325||Prices and Profits|
There are currently no units connected to this course, please contact the Faculty for more information.
Authorised by the Head of School, Economics & Finance
30 April, 2012