Studying Economics at ACU will allow you to build your knowledge and develop valuable insight into a range of national and global economic issues, economic policy, local business operation, and consumer and business behaviour.
The Economics specialisation at ACU integrates the study of economic theory and principles with the analysis of real-world issues, enabling you to understand contemporary economic events at a much deeper level. We take economic issues and policy problems as our starting point, and look for an array of possible solutions to these problems, introducing you to elements of a range of economic theories to cast light on these problems and issues.
You will gain a deep understanding of important issues such as unemployment, foreign debt and currency fluctuations and the implications of these for consumers, businesses and the nation. The study of economic issues and theory is rounded out with investigation into and analysis of the policy options available to deal with these fundamentally important issues at both the national and global level. We regularly update our units so as to maximise their contemporary relevance to students and employers in the 21st century.
The ACU Economics curriculum is exciting, engaging and highly rewarding. The commitment and quality of our award-winning teaching staff has been recognised by both the Good Universities Guide and the Australian government’s Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching (ACU was ranked first in Australia for quality of Economics teaching in 2015).
As an ACU Economics graduate what valued skills will you possess?
Upon completion of your specialisation, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate and apply a detailed understanding of the Australian and global economy
- Operate confidently in an environment that requires flexibility, problem solving and analytical skills
- Analyse problems and issues such as globalisation, consumer protection, environmental issues, consumer and business behaviour, tax reform, interest rates, inflation, unemployment, poverty and income and wealth inequality.
Where to from ACU?
- The study of Economics provides the knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in both the private and public sectors, and provides a pathway for further study at the Honours, Master’s and Doctoral level.
- Economics can lead to interesting and rewarding jobs in banking; financial markets; local and international businesses; insurance and superannuation companies; tourism; resource and environmental management; foreign affairs; the public service; journalism; statistical analysis and economic forecasting; economic policy analysis; and local and international development.
- When combined with an appropriate tertiary teaching qualification, the Economics major is one of the enriching pathways to becoming a secondary-school Economics teacher.