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What will I learn?

Economics encompasses the distribution of resources between people and organisations. Economists are interested in the behaviour of consumers and business firms, the labour market, health care, the environment, technology and innovation, economic growth and development, monetary and fiscal policy, international trade and finance, and the global economy.

This degree

You will undertake a foundation year that covers all core disciplines of business, giving you a solid understanding of issues facing organisations today. From your second year, you will begin your major in Economics. Graduates with an Economics major will understand the operation of national and international economies at macro and micro levels. Careers in Economics include economist, business forecaster, investment analyst, real estate analyst, strategist, and statistician. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you have learned in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship to gain valuable experience whilst receiving credit towards your degree.

What you will study

You will study both macroeconomic and microeconomic theory with an emphasis on policy and its effect on working economies. You will look at what determines supply and demand for various goods and services, how prices are determined, consumption and investment patterns, international influences on the economy, and the role of government within the economy, money and interest rates.

Why choose this course

UOW Business students experience a modern curriculum that does not merely teach business theory, but applies it to everyday business contexts. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

The Faculty of Business and Law is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

Career opportunities

Auditor

Banker

Analyst

Financial controller

Accountant

Policy advisor

Business adviser

OHS officer

HR manager consultant

Stock broker

Insurance broker

Fund manager

Exporter/importer

Public relations coordinator

Market researcher

Advertising executive

Brand/product manager

Event manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

027464A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (US$ 22,577) per year
AUD $90,720 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $15,120

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 5.0, speaking 5.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 70, reading 18, writing 18, listening 12, speaking 12; PTE Academic overall score of 54 (Reading and Writing 54, Speaking and Listening 47).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Wollongong

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