Economics - B2031

Economics is the science of decision-making and the key to unlocking how the world works – from the consumption of goods and services, to changes in employment rates or living standards. Economics is at the heart of how society operates and it impacts how we spend, save, work and live.

In a Bachelor of Economics, you’ll learn how to use data to make better business decisions, study the impact of individual economic choices, and build an in-depth understanding of the way local, national and global economies function.

You’ll study a broad range of areas – such as human behaviour, development, policy and business – and learn to bring this information together to form valuable insights.

With a strong understanding of how decisions affect individuals, organisations and governments, you’ll be in a better position to influence change at all levels of society. The latest economic theories and analytical tools will also allow you to identify and communicate the impact of government policies, both domestically and on a global scale.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Course Handbook

This degree will give you an analytical skill set. You can further focus your study by following one of two streams: Economics and economic policy, or Mathematical economics and econometrics.

  • Economics and economic policy: Understand the bigger economic picture – from how goods and services are consumed, to changes in employment rates. You’ll learn to apply economic theories and analytical tools to the economy, and identify the effects of domestic and international government policies.
  • Mathematical economics and econometrics: If you’re more interested in the numbers behind the economic theories, this stream could be the one for you. You’ll learn how to analyse and interpret econometric and mathematical data, and apply your findings in a range of contexts, including financial investment, production, taxes, and government expenditure and policies.

"The wide range of subjects gives you different perspectives, not only on how economics works, but on different ways of thinking about solving problems." - Ben Muratore (Bachelor of Economics)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.


Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants are strongly advised to complete the VTAC Personal Statement.This ensures all relevant information is considered in the selection process.

The course develops through the four themes of foundation commerce knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge, capstone experience, and elective study.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code B2031


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.