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Economics is the study of how individuals, firms, governments and other decision makers make choices about how resources should be used. Economics is relevant to a range of disciplines - business, finance, international markets and trade, health, transport, democracy, voting patterns, the environment, social equity and wellbeing. Including economics as a major sequence enhances business studies.
Why choose Deakin?
At an undergraduate level, an economics specialisation can be studied through the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). Deakin's BCom is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide. Deakin is the only Australian university with EPAS accreditation for its Bachelor of Commerce.
An economics major sequence provides the background for careers in the private or public sector in roles such as analyst, forecaster, researcher and manager. Our graduates find employment in areas such as politics, finance, banking, education, marketing, public administration, government, manufacturing, retail trade, agriculture, mining, community organisations or construction.
The Australian Economics Society is the principal professional organisation of economists. Any person with an interest in economics may apply for membership.