Economics is the science of decision-making. It is the key to unlocking how the world works. From the consumption of goods and services to changes in employment rates or impacts on living standards, economics is at the heart of how our society operates. It's a diverse field with many branches and areas that study people, behaviour, development, politics, business; either in an individual country or across the world.
Many economics graduates join government agencies such as Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission or the Productivity Commission. Others, who combine economics with majors in accounting, are employed in large accounting firms specialising in taxation or industry-specific issues.
Career opportunities include:
Economists are employed as policy-makers and researchers in the private and public sectors, and in international organisations. Graduates who specialise in economics often work in banks and financial services firms, public opinion and marketing agencies, research units of private firms, government, academia, international organisations and welfare organisations.
Our graduates are working in companies including:
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