2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Economics and Finance | 2020 

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of International Studies - 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 / 751313

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


A double degree of Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Economics and Finance focuses on understanding your place in the national and global political and economic systems, as well as appreciating the historical evolution of global politics and the global economy. 

International Studies is a developing and dynamic field that aims to study and solve some of the world's major problems such as war, inequality, climate change, poverty, and hunger. It focuses on understanding your place in the national and global political systems, as well as appreciating the historical evolution of global politics and solutions to global problems. The Bachelor of International Studies examines the relationships of politics, society, culture, language, and history in a range of countries. You will analyse national and current global issues, focusing on the way global forces and interactions increasingly influence domestic politics.

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.

This double degree will challenge you to look at complex systems and see how they interrelate, exploring how and why the world's economies and political systems work. The Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Economics and Finance addresses relevant global, economic, financial and political issues affecting the worldwide business market. It will teach you a diverse skill set and equip you with a theoretical background, proficiency in a language and the ability to analyse real-life case studies. You will learn how international organisations conduct business - and the economic and financial issues they face - when operating across global borders. 

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 Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
2 Apply analytical and problem solving skills to formulate rigorous solutions to financial and global contexts;
3 Critically review economic, local and global interconnections.

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 at least 216 credit points comprised of:

  1. The core subjects from the Bachelor of Economics and Finance (120 credit points);
  2. The core subjects for the Bachelor of International Studies (24 credit points);
  3. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of International Studies (48 credit points);
  4. A minimum of a minor in a language other than English (minimum 24 credit points);

Note: No more than 90 credit points in 100 level subjects. 

Majors and Minors

Students completing this program will take at least two majors. One from the Bachelor of International Studies, and one from the Bachelor of Economics and Finance.

Students will also complete at least one minor in a language other than English, as part of the Bachelor of International Studies. Details of the majors and minors available can be found on each handbook page.

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.

Students are also encouraged to 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 further 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 Bachelor of International Studies (Honours). Please refer to the handbook page for further information about this degree.

Other Information

Further information is available via email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020