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Major

Economics and Public Policy

Bachelors of Economics/Science

This is an economics-centred major for anyone interested in how governments can affect economies in a globalised world.

The major focuses on the analytical tools you'll need to design and evaluate public policies. Core courses examine public finance and regulatory economics, while electives include advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a range of policy courses.

Graduates usually work in public policy, government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, private enterprise and politics.

Highlights

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for economics and econometrics

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Investment analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Economic analyst
  • Policy analyst
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  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Workshops

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