Economics

Economics is the analysis of how people and societies choose to use their resources, and is at the centre of how our world operates. A major in Economics gives you knowledge of economic tools and analysis and teaches you how to apply both in business and policy environments. You will learn how individuals, households, firms and governments interact, and how economies work. You will explore a range of different issues such as labour, health care, poverty, financial investments, production, taxes and government expenditures, and learn how to assess and implement policy change.

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This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

Hear what our students have to say about the Bachelor of Economics

"The most enjoyable part of my degree is the broad nature of it. Economics entails so many different fields that tie in with one another and I can choose a whole range of subjects that interest me. The other students and staff also help to make it an enjoyable and motivating environment to excel in." - Scott Murray, Bachelor of Commerce / Economics

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Clubs and societies

Monash is home to one of the largest student-run economics societies in the country.