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The Economics specialisation within the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) allows students to build a strong understanding of the economic analysis that underpins business decisions 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 economic growth, interest rates, inflation and the exchange rate.

The specialisation builds on these fundamental economic insights to give students a deep understanding of strategic business decision-making, of financial and foreign exchange markets, and how government policy can influence and constrain business operations.

What you'll study in the Economics specialisation

To meet requirements for the Economics specialisation, you will complete 30 credit points, comprising:

(1) 6 credit points of foundational unit of study for this specialisation:

  • Foundation in Economics

(2) 6 credit points of core units of study for this specialisation:

  • Macroeconomics Theory

(3) 18 credit points of selective units of study for this specialisation:

  • Communicating Economics
  • Economics of Law and Public Policy
  • The Economics of Financial Markets
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Strategic Business Relationships
  • International Money and Finance
  • Trade and Development
  • Environmental Economics
  • Private Equity
  • Health Economics and Policy Evaluation
  • International Finance and Globalisation
  • Global Economic History for Business


Graduate opportunities

An Economics specialisation allows access to a wide range of career opportunities in the public and private sectors. It is a powerful complement to other specialisations such as marketing, finance, data analytics and accounting.

An economics training is valuable for careers in banking, management consulting and policy-making in the state and federal public service.

An understanding of economic principles gives a head-start to those aiming to rise to managerial positions in business whether in marketing (understanding consumer behaviour), corporate strategy (understanding game theory), government relations (understanding economic policy design at both the micro and macro level) or international trade and finance (understanding the operation of global markets and central bank behaviour).

Courses that offer this specialisation

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Units of study in this specialisation

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