2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Economics and Finance | 2017

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Economics and Finance



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business

Intake Session(s):

Autumn / Spring

Delivery Mode:

On Campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 753670
Shoalhaven / 753671
Bateman's Bay / 753672
Bega / 753673
Southern Highlands / 753674
Southern Sydney / 753675

Additional Information:

Course Finder


The Bachelor of Economics and Finance degree is a program for high achievers who wish to become professionals in the areas of economics and finance. The program involves the study of theory, policies, practices and institutions of both the domestic and global economy at both the micro and macro levels. As a graduate you will be able to identify and apply the tools of analysis to a wide range of economic issues, including the behaviour of consumers and firms, the labour market, the environment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. You will also develop expertise in the ways individuals, businesses and other organisations raise, allocate and use money.

The program involves compulsory core subjects in first year, plus the completion of a 48-credit point major in Economics (or Finance) and at least one 24-credit point minor in Finance (or Economics). You can elect to complete two majors, or one major and two minors. If you elect to complete only the requisite major and minor you will be able to undertake at least 24 credit points of elective subjects from any Faculty in the University. The experience culminates in the exciting applied research project capstone subject. This is an experiential learning opportunity which offers options that may include an overseas fieldtrip, workplace based project, or more traditional research based project. In selected years a number of the highest performing students will be invited to participate in a special field trip to the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges or another overseas location.

Applicants should contact the individual Education Centres for information regarding subject availability.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Economics and Finance will be able to:

1. Coherently explain and integrate theoretical and technical economic and finance knowledge.
2. Apply theoretical and technical economic and finance knowledge in order to solve problems and provide professional advice in diverse contexts.
3. Critically analyse and evaluate data and information to support decision-making in business and policy settings.
4. Apply a wide range of empirical techniques to exercise professional judgement in addressing economic and finance problems.
5. Communicate knowledge and information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, orally and in writing.
6. Apply an adaptive and collaborative approach to working with others in a variety of business and professional environments.
7. Reflect on the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgments in economic and financial analysis in both historical and contemporary events that impact on current business and policy decisions.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Economics and Finance a candidate must complete a total of at least 144 credit points, comprising 72 credit points of core subjects along with completion of one of the major/minor study options listed below totaling at least 72 credit points. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6 Autumn, Spring
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6 Autumn, Spring
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6 Autumn, Spring
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6 Autumn, Spring
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6 Autumn, Spring
ECON102 Economics and Society 6 Autumn, Spring
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6 Autumn, Spring
ACCY200 Financial Accounting IIA 6 Autumn, Spring
FIN 222 Corporate Finance 6 Autumn, Spring
ECON339 Applied Financial Modelling 6 Spring
ECON331 Financial Economics 6 Spring
COMM330 Economics and Finance Applied Research Project 6 Winter, Spring
Plus ONE of the following Major/Minor study options, totaling at least 72 credit points.
Economics Major plus a Finance Major #
Economics Major plus a Finance Minor *
Finance Major plus an Economics Minor *
Finance Major plus an International Economics Minor *

ECON339 may count towards both the Economics and Finance Major study options, hence reducing the total credit points completed for a double Economics/ Finance major by 6 credit points.

* Students may choose to complete an additional minor study option from the minors listed below, or Faculty of Business minor options, or up to 24 credit points of elective subjects from the General Schedule.

No more than 60 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects.

Note: ACCY200, FIN 222, ECON339 and ECON331 can be counted towards an Economics or Finance major or minor where specified in the core or elective subjects of that major or minor.





Minors in the areas of Economics and Finance include:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Economics

All other Faculty of Business minor study areas include:

To satisfy the requirements of a minor study a student shall complete the listed subjects for the minor.

1.  A single core first year subject is permitted to count towards a minor, however students must ensure they complete the minimum 144 credit points and meet all requirements for the degree. 

2.  A single subject may not count towards a major and minor or towards two minors: double counting is not permitted when completing a minor. Thus completing each minor may require an additional 24 credit points if a single core subject is not included in the minor. Where one (or more) subject(s) is common to a major and a minor or to different minors, the relevant Head of School will designate a replacement subject(s).  

PLEASE NOTE: Subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the Subject Database.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Economics and Finance enables graduates to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional associations. For further information, visit Professional Recognition.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: business-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 14 December, 2017