Bachelor of Economics

The University of Adelaide

This program is designed to train future managers and decision makers who will be employed in business and government. It is also the first degree for those who wish to become professional economists. Students may specialise in different aspects of economics. These areas include economic history and development, labour, resource and environmental economics, public economics, international trade and finance.

Entry Requirements:

SACE with four Stage 2 subjects including at least three 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects and a further 20 credit points from recognised studies (or Yr 12 equivalent); Selection via ATAR

Structure:

Students undertake the equivalent of 8 semester-long subjects in each year of study. Approximately half of these subjects must be in Economics.

Subjects you can Study:

Economics

Study Pathways:

Providing minimum GPA scores are achieved, it is possible for students to apply for entry to Law (after 1 year of full-time study) or Finance, Commerce, Computer Science, Mathematics or Arts (after 6 months of full-time study). Successful applicants may then complete 2 degrees concurrently.

Further information:

Subject to quota restrictions, Economics students may take subjects offered by the Business School leading to professional accounting qualifications. Students may also undertake the Bachelor of Economics as a double-degree with Arts, Finance, International Studies or Teaching.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Economist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 67.05 Yes Full time 3 years
North Terrace 67.05 Yes Part time 6 years

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