Bachelor of Business (Business Economics)
Learn economics from over 100 years experience
Learn economics by focusing on contemporary issues in Australia and globally. Explore applied economics topics such as business strategy, behavioural economics, energy economics, regional development, and monetary and fiscal policy.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 06 Feb 22
- 26 Jun 22
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Acquire and apply discipline specific knowledge and skills related to business and organisations (Discipline Knowledge).
Communicate information effectively in written and oral forms with a diverse range of stakeholders (Communication Skills).
Apply critical and analytical skills to the identification and evaluation of complex business problems and draw logical conclusions (Critical Skills).
Work both independently and collaboratively to achieve agreed team outcomes (Teamwork).
Economics graduates work in a broad range of occupations and industries, often beyond the discipline of economics itself, and are highly sought after by employers who value their economic literacy and analytical skills. Graduate of this course will be competent business advisors with a strong understanding of business strategy and its implications for modern markets.
Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025*:
- Research and Development Manager 10.7%
- Policy and Planning Manager 4.8%
- Management and Organisation Analysts 14.9%
*Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:
- Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
- Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).
Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available.
Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your individual subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.
Work and Life
Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.
Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.
The following qualifications are recognised articulating admissions pathways into the B3A Bachelor of Business:
- Diploma of Applied Business; Associate Degree in Applied Business
- Diploma of Hospitality Management; Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
- Diploma of Marketing & Communication; Advanced Diploma of Marketing & Communication
- Diploma of Travel and Tourism; Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
- Diploma of University Studies; Associate Degree in University Studies
Business Economics is a field of applied economics that explores financial, environmental, and market-related challenges faced by businesses and organisations.
We’ve been teaching economics for over 100 years and have produced some of Australia’s leading experts in the field. Our Economics programs focus on contemporary issues in Tasmania and globally. Your studies will explore a range of applied economies topics such as business strategy, behavioural economics, energy economics, regional development, and monetary and fiscal policy.
You will also develop a detailed understanding of how decisions are made by individuals, firms, and governments through analysis of different economic environments for business and the broader community. Supported by our close connections with government and local Businesses, you’ll gain new perspectives on political, social and environmental issues as well as practical learning opportunities through masterclasses, guest lectures and internship opportunities.
Our accelerated teaching model means you can complete your full Bachelor of Business in just two years. If you prefer to take more time to complete your degree, you can also choose from our range of flexible options and pick a study pattern to suit your lifestyle.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Year 1. 8 subjects in first year including:
- 4 core subjects
- TAS-BAA111 People and Organisations
- TAS-BEA111 Introduction to Markets and the Economy
- TAS-BEA140 Data Analysis for Business
- TAS-BFA103 Accountability and Accounting
- 2 major subjects
- TAS-BEA106 Introduction to Behavioural Economics
- TAS-BEA121 Economic Policy in Action
- 2 electives
Year 2. 8 subjects in second year including:
- 4 core subjects
- TAS-BAA211 Entrepreneurship
- TAS-BAA215 Business and Corporate Law
- TAS-BMA202 Business Strategy
- TAS-BMA250 Managerial Social Responsibility
- 2 major subjects
- TAS-BEA205 Economics of Business Strategy
- TAS-BEA206 Evaluating Alternatives
- 2 electives
Year 3. 8 subjects in third year including:
- 4 major subjects
- TAS-BEA310 Agriculture and Food Economics
- TAS-BEA313 Energy Economics and Policy
- TAS-BEA317 Regional Development in a Global Context
- TAS-BEA320 Monetary and Fiscal Policy
- 4 electives
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