MJRU-ECONS v.1 Economics Major (BCom)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major has been designed for those who seek careers in both the public and private sector. Students will acquire good analytical skills which are highly valued in careers in the business world. Areas of specialisation include: international economics, public finance, and labour economics. Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the Economic Society of Australia (WA Branch).
The combinations being supported are: Bachelor of Commerce Electives Stream; Economics & Finance; Economics & Management; Economics & Marketing; Economics & Property; Economics & Sustainable Development; Economics & International Relations.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply economic knowledge and concepts to the analysis and understanding of economic issues and the impact of economics decisions on the national and world economy
2. identify ways of formalizing, simplifying and structuring problems and identify appropriate skills for their elucidation/solution
3. collect both data and conceptual information and synthesis these into appropriate frameworks for the analysis of economic issues
4. communicate in a range of media such as oral, written and mathematical; to be able to synthesis this range of communication channels and select appropriate schemes of communication dependent upon the nature of the problem and the audience
5. discriminate between available technologies and identify appropriate methodologies for the application of technology to the investigation and solution of economic issues
6. identify developments in the field of economics and have strategies available for the integration of such developments into the body of knowledge they have acquired and to be able to reflect upon their implications for the discipline
7. understand the implications and potential impact of developments in the world's economies, trade relationships and organizations for both the domestic and global economy
8. understand the importance and impact of cultural diversity on the interactions of economic agents in both a national and global context
9. operate both individually and in a group to work towards the understanding and solution of a range of issues in a professional and ethical manner
Duration and Availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|ECOM2001||v.1||Quantitative Techniques for Business||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|ECON3007||v.1||Advanced Applied Economics||25.0|
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