Where will this take me?


Economics teaches you transferrable skills that are highly sought after in many corporate environments. You can pursue a career path in:

  • Consulting and political analysis
  • Government
  • Industry associations and trade unions
  • Merchant and trading banks, investment firms, and stockbroking and insurance companies
  • Transport, communications, mining, retail and manufacturing
Career outcomes

Your first job could see you as a:

  • Analyst
  • Associate
  • Researcher

In 5-10 years, you’ll progress to roles such as:

  • Economist
  • Senior analyst
  • Manager

And in 15-20 years you could be a successful:

  • Director
  • Partner
  • Chief Economist

Graduate pathways from this major

The skills and competencies you will develop by completing the Economics major will put you in a good position to undertake further study in a range of business and economics or different social science disciplines, such as political science and psychology.


The Economics major leads to a range of professional specialisation pathways, in or outside of your discipline, that will prepare you for a wide range of professions.

Some of our economics focused graduate study options include:


Honours is an optional fourth year of study that gives you the opportunity to draw together your undergraduate studies and focus on an exciting piece of original research thesis and complete advanced level subjects. Honours can prepare you for employment or graduate research.

  • Offered in Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Economics and Finance majors.

Research training within the honour’s year, a postgraduate diploma or a master’s degree will be required as preparation for further graduate research.

Doctoral Programs

If you’re interested in a pathway to academia or becoming an industry expert in economics, you can undertake further study at Melbourne Business School. They offer a Doctoral Program in Economics which involves 2-year Master of Commerce + 3-year PhD research.


Thomas Duke