Undergraduate

Business Economics

With a major in Business Economics, you'll gain an understanding of the way the world works, from the stock market to national economies and the world economy.
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

A major in Business Economics prepares you for work in financial institutions, government, international agencies and the private sector as a forecaster, analyst or consultant. Business Economics graduates find employment with companies, management consultancies, all areas of government (including the Reserve Bank and Treasury), banks and stockbrokers, and at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.
A major in Business Economics prepares you for work in financial institutions, government, international agencies and the private sector as a forecaster, analyst or consultant. Business Economics graduates find employment with companies, management consultancies, all areas of government (including the Reserve Bank and Treasury), banks and stockbrokers, and at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.

Further Study

You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialist master’s degree such as the Master of Economics. You can also choose to complete a generalist master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.
You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialist master’s degree such as the Master of Economics. You can also choose to complete a generalist master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

Scholarships

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.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$38,100.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

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.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

The rise and fall of economies, future employment prospects, incomes and living standards are all at the heart of economics. A major in Business Economics prepares you for work in financial institutions, government, international agencies and the private sector as a forecaster, analyst or consultant.

About the course

Business Economics is at the forefront of controversial public policy issues such as economic growth and the stability of the entire economy, regulating financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policies, dealing with the Australian economy, resource taxation, financing education, immigration, health insurance markets and retirement income planning.
Business Economics single major

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ECNSM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Business Economics single major
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ECNSM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce
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  • critically evaluate issues using economic research
  • communicate the results of economic research to economists, business professionals, policy makers in government and the public at large
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