Discover the business or economics course for you

Whether your dream is succeeding in an accredited profession, innovating new business ideas or levelling up in your career, a Deakin course will help you achieve your goals. Not sure what course you want to study? We’ve got you covered, explore our disciplines within business and economics.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction

Explore courses in a vast array of business and economics fields to find the path to your dream career.

Choose a business or economics degree that will get you work ready

Explore our range of business and economics courses, developed in consultation with industry. You’ll build an invaluable network through work-integrated learning and graduate with a set of versatile skills to give you an employment edge.

Relevant, future-proof learning

At Deakin, we design our courses in consultation with industry. Our research-active, industry-based course and unit leaders enrich them with insights from the worlds of research and practice.

Learn in the real world

Get your career off to the best start through work-integrated learning – you’ll develop professional networks and gain hands-on skills while earning credit towards your degree.

Get global experience and perspective

Our in-person and virtual international study and work experiences give you access to globally connected business via opportunities in Europe, North and South America and Southeast Asia.

Top professional roles

Top professional roles

Strong employment growth is forecast for business and economics roles according to Australian Government employment projections.

  • 106,405 new jobs for business, HR and marketing professionals
  • 33,950 new jobs for business administration managers
  • 28,162 new jobs for management and organisation analysts
  • 19,252 new jobs for human resource managers.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s business and economics courses are aligned with professional programs, certifications and memberships from a wide range of industry bodies.


  • Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Public Accountants Australia
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Finance and financial planning

  • CFA Institute
  • Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA)
  • Self-Managed Super Fund
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Human resources, marketing and psychology

  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC)

Information systems and business analytics

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Graduate with an employment advantage

Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, meaning we are globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. As a top 3 business school in Victoria, a Deakin qualification in business will distinguish you from your peers.


Top 1% worldwide for business and management


Industry experts shape every Deakin course


Top 3 business school in Victoria


#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


Top 1% worldwide for economics and econometrics


The capstone project and internship taught me how to use the technical skills I have learnt in other units to solve real work problems. And that is what is needed the most to get you ready professionally.

Mansi Chaudhary

Master of Business Analytics, Business Analyst Westpac

World-class teaching experiences

Dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in business? Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

Make a difference

Study economics units and learn how governments and businesses can address the drivers of global challenges from poverty and inequality to climate change.

Create a sustainable future

You’ll be ready for sustainable business, as our courses integrate practices from global frameworks like the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Principles of Responsible Management Education.

Solve business problems through research

Complete a research degree to become a rigorous investigator, contribute to the global knowledge base and tackle the challenges that face business and society.

Be ready for a transformed career

AI and digital transformation are revolutionising all fields of business. Deakin business courses prepare you for the career opportunities that new business technologies will create.

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Contact us

Got a question about our business or economics courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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