Course Description

This degree is ranked in the top five undergraduate economics courses in Australia.*

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018

The program introduces you to a diverse, fascinating discipline that addresses a range of big issues in modern life and plays a central role in shaping the broad framework of society at every level. It provides undergraduate training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics, econometrics and financial economics.

Although primarily interested in explaining the behaviour of individuals, economics also addresses the collective behaviour of businesses and industries, governments and countries, and the globe as a whole. The discipline is crucial to understanding and solving the major problems and challenges the world faces today, such as global warming, poverty, development, and recession.

The Bachelor of Economics requires you to complete a core major from one of the following areas:

  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Economics
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics.

A minor or second major can be taken from the core majors or from the University's shared pool.

Bachelor of Advanced Studies

You can also choose to combine your Bachelor of Economics degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. In the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you can complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,958 total course cost.
International Students: $42,000 per year full-time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 54.8% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 79.3% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.2% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 80.6% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 17.7% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $59,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 003336G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: BPECONOM6000

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: