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Bachelor of Economics

Real world applications

Learn to address the world’s major economic and financial challenges.

Close industry connections

Access contemporary teaching through our close industry connections.

Hands-on learning

Engage in hands-on learning with corporate internships and case studies.

Study options in this degree

In addition to our economics majors below, you may also wish to look at our Business study options.

A major is an area of focus in your degree. During your studies, you’ll choose an area that interests you, and then study a group of units related to that area. Find out more at What is a Major?

Understand contemporary economics and develop the analytical and problem-solving skills required to be successful. You’ll be able to work in growth industries like energy, agriculture, and business strategy. We’ll also equip you with the skills desired by businesses and government, as well as a range of consulting firms and non-government organisations.

Interested in finding economic solutions to make a positive impact on society and the environment? This major teaches you about contemporary economics with an applied focus on social and public policy. You'll learn about the issues facing the world today, including environmental management and resource economics, the economics of social issues including crime and education, regional development, and other issues in public policy.

Further study options

For honours course information, please visit the Bachelor of Economics with Honours.

The Masters of Research qualifies individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for research and scholarships and as a pathway for further research. For course information please visit the Master of Economics.

The Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Insights utilises concepts taught within the Bachelor of Economics with insights from psychology and behavioural sciences. Studying the Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Insights provides you with an industry-leading understanding of why people think and act in certain way and will prepare you to make game-changing decisions that result in better outcomes for individuals, business, and society. For course information please visit the Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Insights.

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Career opportunities

Economics graduates work in a broad range of occupations and industries, often beyond the discipline of economics itself. They are highly sought after by employers who value their economic literacy and analytical skills.

Your studies will prepare you for employment with a detailed understanding of how decisions are made by individuals, firms, and governments through analysis of a broad range of economic settings. You’ll also develop skills in analytical thinking and evidence-based decision making, so you can evolve with the job market.

Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025 along with predicted demand over the next 5 years.


Management and
Organisation Analysts

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business


Policy Analyst:
Future Demand

National Skills Commission:
Skills Priority List 2021


Market Research Analyst:
Future Demand

National Skills Commission:
Skills Priority List 2021

Study experience

Numbers, nature and lifestyle

Economics student Neil divides his time between study and enjoying Tasmania’s amazing lifestyle.

“I would say ‘just to do it!’ UTAS degrees are recognised throughout the world so it will allow students to be mobile. Studying at UTAS was one of the best decisions I have ever taken in my life.”

- Prithviraj (Neil) Banerjee, Bachelor of Economics

Neil's story