2018 Course Handbook
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Bachelor of Economics and Finance | 2018

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


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 economic and macro economic 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 the first year, plus the completion of a major in Economics (or Finance) and at least one 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. An exciting applied research project capstone subject provides an experiential learning opportunity. Options may include an overseas study tour, a workplace based project, or a more traditional research based project. 

Applicants should contact the individual Education Centres for information regarding subject availability as only a limited number of subjects are available.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
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.

The Bachelor of Economics and Finance Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Economics and Finance, a candidate must complete a total of at least 144 credit points. 72 credit points will come from core subjects plus at a minimum, an additional 72 credit points from one of the major/minor study options listed below. Additional elective subjects may be taken to make up a total of 144 credit points. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6
ECON102 Economics and Society 6
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
ACCY200 Financial Accounting IIA 6
FIN 222 Corporate Finance 6
ECON339 Applied Financial Modelling 6
ECON331 Financial Economics 6
COMM330 Economics and Finance Applied Research Project 6
Plus ONE of the following Major/Minor study options.
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 *

Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.


  • # only one subject may be double counted across two majors.
  • * No subject can be double counted across a major and a minor ie. double counting is not permitted when completing a minor.
  • No more than 60 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects.
  • ACCY200, FIN 222, ECON339 and ECON331 may be counted towards an Economics or Finance major or minor where specified in the core or elective subjects of that major or minor.
  • 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. 
  • 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).  
  • 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. 

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 and Accreditation.

Other Information

For further information email: business-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 24 January, 2018