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Diploma in Arts

Economics is central to understanding issues relating to business, markets, trade, governments, globalisation, health, development and the environment.

You'll undertake research in your chosen area of interest and study advanced-level coursework in theoretical and applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, including econometrics.

When you graduate, you could start a career as an analyst, adviser or economist in the public and private sectors, whether in business, finance, international development, management or research.


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:

  • Principal policy analyst
  • Reimbursement specialist
  • Workforce productivity planner
  • Head of compliance
  • International engagement manager

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Business Strategy
  • The Macroeconomy & Business Conditions

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