Business and Economics

International students choose the Business and Economics discipline as it is one of the most popular programs throughout the world. There are some fundamental differences between Business and Economics. While Economics studies the science of an economy, the production distribution aspects, and the supply and demand of goods, Business basically looks into the management aspects of the economy. A degree in business and economics provides students with knowledge of the fundamental principles of economics and how they affect international finance, public policies and business management.

Graduates are prepared for advanced degree programs or careers in many business and financial industry fields, as well as government and nonprofit organizations. Students are benefited from the business and economics degree program in many ways. Students learn analytical and qualitative approaches to solving economic problems and enrich themselves with the understanding of how decisions within firms are affected by economic trends. In order to pursue a career in banking and finance, investment firms, business management and international development projects, a Business and Economics degree is a must. Graduates are also prepared for positions in government and nonprofit organizations that require economic analysis and financial management skills.


The Business and Economics discipline is one of the most popular program choices for international students coming to Australia.

The main difference between the two areas is that Economics investigates the science of an economy, production distribution and the supply and demand of goods, whilst Business primarily deals with the management aspects of the economy. Specialisations include:

  • Accounting;
  • Administration;
  • Advertising;
  • Agribusiness;
  • Arts Management;
  • Banking and Finance;
  • Development Economics;
  • Ecological and Environmental Economics;
  • Electronic Commerce/Business;
  • Event/Leisure Management;
  • Commerce;
  • Health Economics;
  • Hospitality and Tourism;
  • Human Resource Management;
  • Information Systems;
  • International Management/Business;
  • Logistics;
  • Marketing/Public Relations;
  • Micro and Macro Economics;
  • Organisational Behaviour;
  • Procurement;
  • Property Studies;
  • Professional Economics;
  • Public Policy;
  • Real Estate and Development;
  • Social Planning and Development;
  • Taxation.


Business and Economics programs are offered at the following qualification levels:

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Masters by research/coursework
  • Professional Doctorates

Career Opportunities

Actuarial Studies;
International Economist;
Risk Management;
Financial Modelling/Administration and Planning;
Bar Attendant;
Beauty Therapist;
General Manager;
General Clerk;
Hotel Manager;
Administration Clerk;
Management Consultant;
Quality Assurance Manager;
Production Manager;
Real Estate Agent;
Marketing Manager;
Sales Assistant;
Specialist Manager;
Travel Agent;
Human Resource Manager;
Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising Professional;
Communication Manager and Speech Writer;
Business Owner;
Project Manager;
Restaurant and Catering Manager;
Tourism Operator.