Economics (Bachelor of Commerce)



Economics is an important element of any commercial 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.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Note: Waterfront students may complete this major at Burwood or Online. Please check with a Student Adviser to assess eligibility.

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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
  • The Global Economy *
  • Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance
  • Economic Policy and Practice (Capstone)
  • plus one unit from:

  • Economic Strategy for Business ^
  • Behavioural Economics for Business and Policy ^
  • plus one unit from:

  • Labour and Health Economics <
  • National Economic Policy
  • plus one unit from:

  • Energy, Environment and Sustainability >
  • Applied Econometrics for Economics and Finance
  • plus one unit from:

  • Choice, Strategies and Dilemmas #
  • Business for Social Impact
  • Consultancy Experience
  • Entrepreneurship Experience
  • Internship
  • International Consultancy Experience
  • *Please Note: Waterfront (Geelong) students will be required to undertake units in Online mode.

    * MAT unit code denotes Study Tour version of the unit

    ^ This unit was previously coded MAE314

    # This unit was previously titled Microeconomic Theory and Policy

    < This unit was previously titled Labour Economics

    > This unit was previously titled Energy and Renewable Resources