2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Economics and Finance | 2020 

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Economics and Finance



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751306

*Students eligible for Credit Transfer may begin in Summer Session if appropriate subjects are available.


The Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Economics and Finance degree addresses relevant global, economic, financial, political and historical issues affecting the worldwide business market. It will teach you a diverse skill set and equip you with critical and creative thinking skills and effective communication and problem solving skills, all of which are required for high achievement in a range of careers.

The Bachelor of Arts will equip you for today’s rapidly changing world. You will develop skills and capacities necessary to understand how the world has come to be the way it is today. The disciplines housed in the Bachelor of Arts degree share a common interest in addressing the fundamental questions of human social life. What do we need to know to make a better future, and what are the best ways of finding out? You will see and appreciate the world afresh, developing the analytical and communicative abilities to enrich life and your community. Share in the rich and global dialogue on contemporary human cultures.

Economics and Finance explores the theory, policies, practices and institutions of the domestic and global economy at both the micro and macro levels. You will develop the skills necessary to make responsible professional judgements in economic and financial decision-making, as well as identify and apply 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.

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

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Apply theoretical and technical economic and financial knowledge to evaluate complex social and cultural issues;
2 Critically analyse and evaluate data and information, and apply specific disciplinary knowledge to support decision-making in real-world professional contexts;
3 Coherently and effectively communicate theoretical and technical economic and financial knowledge to a range of audiences.

Please refer to the Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes. 

Course Structure

To qualify for award of this degree students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points as outlined below:

  1. 120 credit points of core subjects from the Bachelor of Economics and Finance;
  2. At least 96 credit points of subjects as prescribed on the Bachelor of Arts handbook page, including:
    1. LHA 101 Introduction to Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (6 credit points). This subject is undertaken in the first session and is designed to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed at University. LHA 101 assists students to understand the structure of their degree, plan their study pathway, and plan for post-university careers. it introduces students to key concepts including critical thinking, digital literacy, academic integrity, effective communication and degree and career planning;
    2. One of the majors listed in the Bachelor of Arts (minimum 48 and maximum 54 credit points);
    3. One of the minors listed for the Bachelor of Arts (24 credit points).

Majors and Minors

Students in this double degree will take at least two majors. One from the Bachelor of Arts and one from the Bachelor of Economics and Finance . Follow the links to each Course Handbook page for information regarding the majors on offer.

Students will also complete a minor chosen from the Bachelor of Arts.

Students must consult with the Faculty of Business in regards to the selection and completion of their Economics and Finance major.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

The internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.

Some Majors will have a specific internship subject available for students. Otherwise, students can consider CRLP200 'Career Ready Learning and Practice' (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.

INDS208 Working with Indigenous Communities is an elective subject available to all students. INDS208 fosters work skills, cultural competency and develops student awareness of Indigenous knowledges and community practices.

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.


Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard are encouraged to proceed to the Honours degree in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook page for further information about this degree.

Other Information

For further information email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2020