Combined Bachelor’s of

Economics and Commerce

Equip yourself with the quantitative and analytic skills to enhance your employability across a broad range of commercial and government institutions. You’ll graduate with two degrees in just four years, with a Bachelor of Economics where you will take either the Professional Economics (Extended Major) or Financial Economics (Extended Major), and a Bachelor of Commerce where you’ll choose a major from a wide range of options.

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Quick details

Course code

February and July
4 years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
English Language Competence and any prerequisites indicated against your chosen individual majors.

Related study areas

Why study this course?

In a competitive employment market, you’ll maximise your career options by developing a thorough grounding in economic theory and practice along with strong business and commercial skills.

Coupled with this breadth of knowledge, you’ll gain valuable practical skills either by way of undertaking an internship with a private or public organisation, or through an industry-based project unit in your final year. You’ll also get to experience our world-class Trading Room, using software and technology found in most modern financial institutions.

You’ll graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn't right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.

What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Economics allows you to study either the Professional Economics (Extended Major) or Financial Economics (Extended Major). The Professional Economics (Extended Major) is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in core economic theory and practice, and combines theory with applied data analytic and statistical skills. The Financial Economics (Extended Major) focuses specifically on money, banking and financial markets at both the local and global level.

You’ll combine your knowledge of Professional Economics or Financial Economics with one of the following areas in our Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting, Business Law, Business Analytics, Management, Human Resource Management, or Marketing.

At the end of your four-year degree, you will have gained a deep knowledge of economics across a range of business functions.

Course structure

You will combine one of the following extended majors from the Bachelor of Economics:

With one of the following Bachelor of Commerce majors:

You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.

Careers and employability

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce are well placed for the job market and can choose from a wide variety of potential career paths.

Potential jobs

  • Accountant
  • Business Data Analyst
  • Central Bank Economist
  • Economist / Senior Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst

Fees and scholarships

Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Domestic Students

Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.

Course credit points

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to:

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

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