Bachelor of Economics

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program is designed to help develop analytical and statistical skills that have wide applications in the business sector and in the financial world. Graduates typically work as professional economists in government, international agencies, private firms and consultancies. The first year of study provides students with an understanding of economic theory and business statistics and introduces them to the application of economics to contemporary issues. Depending on students' interests and career goals, they will choose one of three majors: economics, econometrics and financial economics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to study a second economics major or another business major (from approved areas of study).


  • 24 courses (144 UOC): Compulsory Economics course
  • One Economics major
  • Economics electives
  • Business School first-year elective
  • Business School electives
  • Free Electives (which can be used to complete a second major (from approved areas of study)
  • General Education courses.


  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Financial economics. Optional second major includes: Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Information systems
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real estate studies
  • Taxation.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics
  • Recommended knowledge: English (Advanced)
  • Mathematics (Extension 1)


May meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting), depending on course selection.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNSW Business School Domestic: $34,071
International: $134,640
  • ATAR: 93
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

The UNSW HSC Plus applies to the Bachelor of Economics. This program is also offered as a combined degree with Arts, Commerce, Education (Secondary), Laws, Science, Advanced Science and Advanced Mathematics.

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