Bachelor of Economics

Monash University

Economics is at the heart of how our society operates from the consumption of goods and services to changes in employment rates or impacts on living standards. Students will choose to focus on: Economics and Economic Policy; Mathematical Economics and Econometrics. In Economics and Economic Policy students will develop extensive knowledge of both economic theories and mathematical/econometric modelling and how these can be used to develop and support public policy. Students will learn how to apply economic theories and analytical tools to economic policy outcomes and identify and communicate the impact of government policies in both domestic and international environments. In Mathematical Economics and Econometrics students will focus on the mathematical side of economics. This will give students the ability to formulate and test economic propositions in complex economic environments. Students will develop skills in econometric models and methodologies and learn how to evaluate economic theories using empirical data. This course sits as part of a larger group of courses.

Course Fee:

International: $121,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics


Students must complete 144 points, of which 96 points must be focussed on commerce study and 48 points are used to provide additional depth or breadth. Three themes: 1. Part A - 4 Foundation commerce knowledge units (24 points) 2. Part B - Specialist discipline knowledge (in either Economics and Economics Policy or Mathematical Economics and Econometrics) and Part C - Capstone experience (72 points) 3. Part D - Elective study (48 points).

Subjects you can Study:

Business; Business strategy; Commerce; Econometrics; Economics; Economics and economic policy; Mathematical economics and econometrics; Mathematics

Study Pathways:

Very high achieving students will be eligible for selection to the Monash Business School Scholars Program.

Further information:

The Bachelor of Economics is available as a double degree with a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering (Honours), Information Technology or Science. Economics graduates are sought after across many industries, including the environment and sustainability fields, finance, transport and aviation, health and throughout the private sector. Economists also find employment opportunities in government departments and agencies, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Treasury, the Productivity Commission and the Australian National Audit Office.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Clayton No info Yes Full time 3 years
Clayton No info Yes Part time 6 years
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