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Business Economics


Through the Business Economics specialisation, students build a strong understanding of the economic analysis of business decision-making and the economic environment in which businesses operate.The specialisation covers core microeconomic principles with applications to business behaviour, and the analysis of theories explaining trends in critical macroeconomic variables including long-run economic growth, inflation and the exchange rate. The specialisation builds on these fundamental economic insights to give students a deep understanding of strategic business behaviour, of financial and foreign exchange markets, and of how government policy can influence and constrain business decision-making.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the Business Economics specialisation in the Master's degree, you will complete five units of study (30 credit points), as follows:

(1) one six credit point prerequisite foundational unit of study:

  • Microeconomics for Business

(2) one six credit point compulsory (core) unit of study:

  • Macroeconomic Theory

(3) Three elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from options listed for the specialisation, including:

  • Communication in Economics
  • Economics of Law and Public Policy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics and Policy Evaluation
  • International Money and Finance
  • Principles of Econometrics
  • Private Equity
  • Strategic Business Relationships
  • The Economics of Financial Markets
  • Trade and Development.

For unit availability please refer to the "Units of study in this specialisation" section below.

Graduate opportunities

Many of our recent graduates have gone on to hold senior positions in Treasury, the Reserve bank and other policy departments across federal and state governments, as well as in international financial agencies, markets and institutions. Our graduates have taken on leading roles in the corporate world and key positions in the not-for-profit sector. You can join them.
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