Learn about the production, distribution and consumption of wealth. Economics is a social science based on human behaviour that helps you enhance all aspects of businesses. Economics is offered as a major in our Bachelor of Commerce and combined courses with commerce.

Deakin gives you exciting and up-to-date training in analytical thinking that can be used across a wide range of occupations.

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Deakin's Department of Economics is ranked in the top three in Victoria, top 10 in Australia, and among the top 5% in the world over the past decade. Get one of the best educations in this field and graduate ahead of your competitors.

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Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Deakin Business School (DBS) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and DBS is one of only three in Victoria.

Career opportunities

Careers in economics can span a vast array of industries. Some of the work you could find yourself doing includes:

  • analysis, policy advice, research, risk analysis, strategic planning
  • analysing data, trends, issues and policy advice
  • econometrics, forecasting, modelling, policy advice, quantitative analytics, research
  • financial modelling
  • international journalism
  • international relations
  • international strategy
  • property/architecture analysis, data management, modelling
  • social welfare/environmental impact
  • statistical modelling.

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