Bachelor of Commerce

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Economics - unit set code MJ-M30003

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

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.

Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Economics Society of Australia.  Professional recognition by the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance is also available.

Career opportunities
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.

MAE101Economic Principles

MAE102The Global Economy

MAE201Competition and Industry

MAE202National Economic Policy

MAE356Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance

Plus one unit from:

MAE301Microeconomic Theory and Policy

MAE302Macroeconomics of Open Economies

MET303/MAE303International Trade ^

MAE304Labour Economics

MAE306Applied Econometrics for Economics and Finance

MAE322The Economics of the Environment

(i) Students intending to complete the Economics, Quantitative Business Analysis and/or the International Trade and Economic Policy major sequence will need to complete 2 distinct units at level 3 from each of the major sequences.
(ii)For intending Economics Honours students joining Honours in 2014 and thereafter:
Students are also strongly encouraged to take MAE301. It is also desirable for students to complete one additional economics unit beyond the minimum requirements of an economics major.

^ MET code denotes study tour version of the unit.

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