Business Economics


Business Economics is a diverse and fascinating discipline which analyses decision-making by individuals, business, government and global organisations. It deals with important issues such as the behaviour of individuals and firms and their strategic interactions, economic growth and development, the causes and effects of unemployment and inflation, income distribution, industrial organisation, public policy design and implementation, and the means to improve overall efficiency and living standards.

Graduates are employed in positions such as Business Analyst, Economic Forecaster, Economic Researcher, Graduate Economist, Investment Analyst, Management Consultant, Policy Advisor, Social and Economic Policy Researcher, and Treasury Officer.

Studying Business Economics at UNSW

Business Economics is offered as an undergraduate major by the UNSW Business School for students enrolled in commerce degrees.

Students with above average grades in their Business Economics courses are invited to join the Honours program, requiring an additional year of study. An Honours year adds extra value to an undergraduate degree and is highly regarded by employers.

Business Economics can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3134 Mat Sci and Eng Hons/Commerce Major ECONF13134
3136 Mat Sci and Eng / Commerce Major ECONF13136
3155 Actuarial Studies / Commerce Major ECONF13155
3460 Music / Commerce Major ECONF13460
3462 Commerce/Education (Secondary) Major ECONF13462
3473 Music (Honours) / Commerce Major ECONF13473
3502 Commerce Major ECONF13502
3521 Commerce/Economics Major ECONF13521
3523 Advanced Maths (Hons)/Commerce Major ECONF13523
3529 Commerce/Science Major ECONF13529
3554 Commerce (Co-op) Major ECONF13554
3558 Commerce (International) Major ECONF13558
3559 Commerce/Media (PR & Advert) Major ECONF13559
3567 Commerce / Fine Arts Major ECONF13567
3568 Commerce / Design (Honours) Major ECONF13568
3573 Commerce / Arts Major ECONF13573
3584 Commerce / Information Systems Major ECONF13584
3586 Actuarial Studies Major ECONF13586
3587 Actuarial Studies (Co-op) Major ECONF13587
3593 Commerce/Adv Science (Hons) Major ECONF13593
3764 Engineering (Hons)/Commerce Major ECONF13764
3784 Commerce / Computer Science Major ECONF13784
3835 Commerce / Aviation (Mgmt) Major ECONF13835
3967 Commerce / Computer Science Major ECONF13967
4501 Commerce (Honours) Honours ECONFH4501
4733 Commerce / Law Major ECONF14733

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