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The study of economics is central to an understanding of business, markets, trade, government policies, international issues, globalisation, health, development, and the environment. This program is for students intending to become analysts, advisors, and economists in the public and private sectors and leads to careers in business, finance, international development, health, human resource management, marketing, management and research.
The UQ School of Economics is Queensland's largest, most experienced and influential economics school. Graduates are equipped to work on important policy and decision challenges in business and government. The program focuses on resource allocation and decision making. As a BEcon student you can pursue individual interests and professional specialisations through a wide choice of courses. Study areas available include business economics; economic history; econometrics; environmental and resource economics; financial markets; labour economics; health economics; international trade and development; macroeconomics; and microeconomics.
- Business and Industry
- Economics and Public Policy
- International Trade and Finance
- Natural Resources and Environment
- Quantitative Methods
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.
CRICOS Code: 001948F
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.
Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.
To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.
Graduates work in a range of fields including international consulting; infrastructure development and planning; environmental management; international finance; investment and trade; natural resource and agricultural economics; public health; treasury and statistics.
Employment opportunities exist in the following: Education - universities and secondary schools; Financial institutions, stockbroking firms and merchant banks; International organisations (Asian Development Bank, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organisation) providing policy advice and expertise for economic development and infrastructure projects; Private sector multinational corporations and local firms; Public sector government departments and agencies (local, State and Federal) in economic policy, regulation, finance or public accounting; Public utilities in the fields of transport, communications and power supply; Specialists/consultants in training and management development, business law, industrial relations, or information technology; Specialist organisations such as industry associations, management consultancies, market research/advertising organisations, and trade unions.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
- Australian Computer Society
- Australian Human Resources Institute
- Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance
- Australian Institute of Management
- Australian Marketing Institute
- Economic Society of Australia
- Market Research Society of Australia
- Securities Institute of Australia
While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.