The University of Newcastle, Australia

Governance, Policy and Political Economy Major

Globalisation has revolutionised the face of business and the parameters within which it is conducted. A major in Governance, Policy and Political Economy prepares the business graduates of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge to manage the complex challenges of a globalised economy.

Business students will learn about the broader political environment, and how to understand business activity at both a national and international level, where all business activity is inevitably located.

As part of the Bachelor of Business degree, this major focuses on challenges around policy and governance, examining how society and organisations respond to these challenges to effectively improve the state of society and specific organisations.

Suitable for business students with:

  • An interest in the interaction between governmental authorities and businesses.
  • Goals to deepen their understanding of micro and macro business activity in order to increase their employability overseas.
  • A commitment to improving global global business practices through innovative strategies and projects.

What do you learn in the governance, policy and political economy major?

This business major contains a variety of courses to help you learn about global business and the systems that interact with business activity.

  • Policy: Through courses in politics you’ll learn about how policy is debated, drafted and implemented, as well as the implications of policy for global business.
  • Government: We offer a range of courses in systems of politics and how governments operate. You will consider the meaning of power and how the state exercises its authority in the business sector through policy.
  • Political Economy: Some of your business and politics courses will focus on the economy as a system, and its relationship to law, customs and government.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Business and any associated degree program allow you to study the Governance, Policy and Political Economy major: