The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
63.70
75.83 (Median SR)
63.70
75.83 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40029
CRICOS code: 001603J

Economics Major

Students who major in economics gain an understanding of how our economy is open to global forces and responds to government spending, interest rate changes and government regulations. This major is highly valued in the financial services industry, large corporations and international firms, as well as government departments and the Reserve Bank.

When you study economics as a major you will build advanced skills and focused knowledge essential for your employment success including the key principles of economic analysis and a range of sophisticated techniques of data and graphical analysis.

You will engage in exciting and creative analyses of real-world problems such as sustainable economic growth, economic management and climate change.

In the first year of your economics major, you will study the key concepts and principles of economics, accounting, management, business decision making and law. You will also learn how they apply to business operations within the context of the current financial environment.

Second year will see you continue to study topics including information and communication in business, marketing and business strategy. Topics such as microeconomics and macroeconomics are also covered in greater depth in the second year.

Third year gives you the opportunity to select course combinations that most suit your economic interests and career plans. Course options include: economic development; global trade and finance; money and banking; labour economics; environmental economics and econometric modelling.

Suitable for commerce students with:

  • An interest in understanding markets and analysing the forces which drive growth or decline.
  • Goals to deepen their analytical approach and use market knowledge to develop entrepreneurial strategies.
  • A commitment to learning about a range of economic activity, including environmental, urban and international economics at microeconomic and macroeconomic levels.

What do you learn in the economics major?

This economics major contains a variety of courses to help you learn about the structure and interaction between microeconomic and macroeconomic systems.

  • Markets: Your study will deepen your understanding of financial markets, their role, and interaction with other systems including policy and labour.
  • Economic Theory: We offer a series of courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics, which will teach you to assess the validity of current debates within financial markets.
  • Economic Specialties: You will be given the opportunity to select courses from a range of economic specialties including sports, environmental, urban, international and behavioural economics.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Commerce and any associated degree program allow you to study an Economics major: