Bachelor of Economics & Finance

General

2 locations available

Program Description

Economics is concerned with the big picture'how a country, region or particular market is operating; while finance is a more microscopic look at industry risk and returns on investment. The two disciplines complement each other giving you a more complete picture of the business world and open many doors to sought-after careers.

This degree

The Bachelor of Economics and Finance is for high achievers and as a graduate of the degree you will be able to identify and apply the tools of analysis to a wide range of economic issues, including the behaviour of consumers and firms, the labour market, the environment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. The program involves compulsory core subjects in the first year, with options to major in either/or both Economics and/or Finance.

Students will develop the skills necessary to make responsible professional judgments in their economic and financial decision-making. Your final year culminates with an exciting applied research project capstone subject. This is an experiential learning opportunity that offers an international workplace-based project, or more traditional research-based project.

What you will study

You will study the theory, policies, practices, and institutions of both the domestic and global economies. You will also develop expertise in the ways individuals, businesses and other organizations raise, allocate and use the money.

Additional Information:

The first year of the degree can also be completed at the following locations:

  • UOW Batemans Bay - UAC 753672
  • UOW Bega - UAC 753673
  • UOW Shoalhaven - UAC 753671
  • UOW Southern Highlands - UAC 753674
  • UOW Southern Sydney - UAC 753675

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

1 Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organizations and major disciplinary knowledge.
2 Effectively communicate orally and in writing
3 Critically analyze business and organizational issues in local, national and international contexts.
4 Demonstrate responsible judgment in decision making
5 Work effectively with others on shared goals
6 Use relevant technology for professional purposes
7 Demonstrate independent learning

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

Why choose this course

UOW Business students experience a modern curriculum that doesn’t merely teach business theory, but applies it to everyday business contexts. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

You have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections that will help launch your career, including the opportunity to participate in our Business Internship program, which could see you being partnered with industry leaders such as Commonwealth Bank, Cancer Council, World Vision Australia and Gazal.

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

Career opportunities

  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Business adviser
  • OHS officer
  • HR manager consultant
  • Stockbroker
  • Insurance broker
  • Fund manager
  • Exporter/Importer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand/product manager
  • Event manager
Last updated Jul 2019

About the School

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