Economists advise governments and businesses, and provide forecasts on issues such as taxes, wages and prices, employment, unemployment, imports and exports, and interest and exchange rates. Their ability to see things on a larger scale and to communicate what they see in simple terms, combined with their strong analytical skills, means they are highly valued in global business.
This major has been designed to give you an understanding of how choices made by government, producers and consumers can impact on economic output, unemployment, inflation, poverty and wealth. You can develop valuable analytical skills and will use real case studies and examples through your learning.
You can also choose to expand your study into areas such as international trade, energy economics, environmental economics and public sector finance.
Economics is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.
You can also study this major as part of a Science and Commerce double degree.
You can study this as part of a double major:
Graduates are eligible for associate professional membership of the Economic Society of Australia (W.A. Branch).
This course can help you become a:
- Agricultural and Resource Economist
- Operations Analyst
- Environmental Economist
- Domestic/Foreign Policy Economist
- Economic Consultant.
Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent
Intakes: February, July
Course Duration: 3 years