Economics is an important element of any business career or the basis of a specialist career in economic research and policy. Economics is relevant to the study of a whole range of other disciplines: business; finance; international markets and trade; health; transport; democracy and voting patterns; the environment – including policies on global warming; as well as social equity and wellbeing.  An honours year is available upon completion of this major sequence.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)*, Cloud (online)

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Career outcomes

An economics major sequence can provide the background for many versatile careers in industry and finance in roles such as an analyst, forecaster, researcher and manager. In government, you may work as a policy researcher and administrator, and in education.

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  • Competition and Industry MAE201
  • The Global Economy MAE203 #
  • Economic Strategy for Business MAE214 **
  • Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance MAE256 >
  • National Economic Policy MAE312 ^
  • Techniques for Business and Economic Analysis MAE307
  • plus one unit from:

  • Choice, Strategies and Dilemmas MAE301 +
  • Labour and Health Economics MAE304 X
  • plus one unit from:

  • Energy, Environment and Development MAE305 /
  • Applied Econometrics for Economics and Finance MAE306
  • #This unit was previously coded MAE102

    ~ This unit was previously coded MAE303

    > This unit was previously coded MAE356

    ^ This unit was previously coded MAE202

    ** This unit was previously coded MAE314

    + This unit was previously titled Microeconomic Theory and Policy

    X This unit was previously titled Labour Economics

    / This unit was previously titled Business and Financial Forecasting

    * Waterfront (Geelong) students will be required to undertake units in Cloud (online) mode.

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