2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Economics and Finance | 2020

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 and Law

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 economic and finance theories, and application of these theories as policies and practices in firms at domestic and global levels.

As a graduate, you will be able to identify and apply the tools of analysis to a wide range of economic and financial issues, including the behaviour of consumers and firms, the labour market, the environment, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and investment and corporate risk. You will also develop expertise in the ways individuals, businesses and other organisations raise, allocate and use money.

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:

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 make informed judgments and decisions to solving problems.
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 economic and financial events and how they relate to finance principles and/or economic way of thinking.


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. 120 credit points will come from core subjects listed below. An additional 24 credit points of elective subjects shall be taken to make up a total of 144 credit points to qualify for the degree.

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
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
ACCY200 Financial Accounting IIA 6
ECON222 Mathematics for Business 6
ECON205 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 6
ECON215 Microeconomic Theory and Policy 6
FIN 222 Corporate Finance 6
FIN 223 Investment Analysis 6
FIN 226 Financial Markets & Institutions 6
FIN 323 Portfolio Analysis 6
FIN 324 Financial Statement Analysis 6
ECON305 Economic Policy 6
ECON315 Macroeconomic Essentials for Business III 6
ECON331 Financial Economics 6
ECON339 Applied Financial Modelling 6
COMM330 Economics and Finance Applied Research Project 6

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.

• Double counting is not permitted when completing a minor.
• No more than 60 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects.
• 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: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 29 July, 2020