This double degree will appeal to people who want a strong, focused and highly regarded business degree, complemented by studies in the arts, social sciences and/or languages.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
On campus
Award
Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Arts
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
4 Year(s)

This double degree will appeal to students who want a strong, focused and highly regarded business degree, complemented by studies in the arts, social sciences and/or languages.

Economics is an influential social science which explores how society can best use finite resources - like time, money and effort. Economics subjects will equip you with analytical and statistical skills you can apply to any government or business role. Core studies in economic theory and econometric methods combined with a specialisation in econometrics, economics or financial economics will give you a solid grounding in modern economics analysis.

You can choose from more than 35 Arts majors, where you will develop transferable skills and in-depth knowledge, and gain the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and conduct independent research.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

This degree is suitable for people with an interest in both economics and in the arts and humanities, who are seeking the skills, knowledge and competencies needed for a range of career options in government and industry sectors.

You'll gain a professional economics qualification with the option to explore studies in the arts, social sciences and languages related to your career aspirations or personal interests. You will learn how to think originally and creatively.

As a UNSW Business School student you'll have access to Career Accelerator, UNSW Business School's suite of Work Integrated Learning and Career Development Opportunities.

 

Program Code
3574
CRICOS Code
074886M
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
424450
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
192
Indicative Enrolments
72

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Entry to this degree is based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following:

  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g., OP rank)
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g., International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels
  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications
  • An alternative entry qualification

 

2021 Lowest Selection Rank
91
2021 A levels
16
2021 IB Diploma
34
2021 Lowest ATAR
81.8
    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Advanced

Alternative entry pathways

If you did not meet the entry cut-off for this degree, consider applying for the Arts degree or an alternative undergraduate degree. Aim to achieve good marks for your first year of study, and then apply for transfer into this degree. Visit UNSW Future Students to find out what other options may be available.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Pathway programs

The pathways to study at UNSW Business School include UNSW Foundation studies and our Diploma of Business, which offers a direct pathway to the second year of UNSW’s Bachelor of Commerce. Visit UNSW Global for more information.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

The Bachelor of Economics component of this degree involves completing 16 courses. You can choose from a wide variety of courses according to your interests or focus on a major study area. In 2022, you’ll be able to study one or two Economics majors choosing from Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, Data Analytics and Econometrics, and Economic Policy and Society, or other Commerce majors including Behavioural Economics.  

The Bachelor of Arts component of this degree also involves completing 16 courses, including a major and a minor in a broad variety of subjects. You can choose from History, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, Film Studies and Asian Studies, just to name a few.

For current and detailed course information, visit the Economics / Arts Handbook

    • Arts and Social Sciences
    • Asian Studies
    • Australian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • Development Studies
    • English
    • Environmental Humanities
    • European Studies
    • Film Studies
    • French Studies
    • Geographical Studies
    • Geography
    • German Studies
    • History
    • Human Resource Management
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Indonesian Studies
    • International Business
    • International Relations
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Korean Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Media, Culture and Technology
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Psychology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Spanish and Latin American Studies
    • Theatre and Performance Studies
    • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Economics majors:
    • Data Analytics and Econometrics
    • Economic Policy and Society
    • Macroeconomics and Financial Markets
     
    Commerce majors:

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Potential careers

  • Economist
  • Financial adviser
  • Foreign trade officer
  • Government policy adviser
  • Investment banker
  • Management consultant
  • Policy adviser

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$14,500*

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$40,920*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$172,120*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.

Featured scholarship

Alumni Leaders Scholarship in Business
This scholarship supports people from a disadvantaged background to begin undergraduate studies at UNSW Business School. Explore the full range of UNSW Business School domestic scholarships.

 

Featured scholarship

UNSW Business School International Scholarship
This scholarship supports international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who are commencing full-time study at UNSW. Explore the full range of UNSW Business School international scholarships.


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