Undergraduate study in Quantitative Economics

Learn about your undergraduate study options for Quantitative Economics.

What can you study in Quantitative Economics?

You can complete a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics in areas such as:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Algebra
  • Calculus

Graduates will be competent in economic theory and practice and have strong analytical and mathematical skills that are required for advanced economic theory and its application.

Resource allocation decisions across a variety of domains in both government and business typically incorporate an economic analysis. Expertise will depend on the complementary field of study and graduates will be equipped with the economic analytic tools to advise and make these decisions.

You can use our degree planners to help you plan the courses you need to take for your BSc. To find the most up to date Quantitative Economics degree planner, go to the Science degree planners page

Entry requirements for BSc Quantitative Economics

Students entering the programme must satisfy the entry requirements for the BSc.
In their first year, students are expected to enrol in MATHS 120, 130, 162 and ECON 151, 152, as these courses are prerequisites for the stage 2 courses of the programme.

In their second year of study, it is expected that the students will enrol in ECON 201, 211, 221 and MATHS 250, and two of MATHS 254, 260, 270.

After passing these courses students will be able to complete the required stage 3 courses in the programme. In their final semester students must complete a capstone course (MATHS 399).

This specialisation will comprise 90 credits at Stage III and will prepare students for entering the workplace or for continuing study in postgraduate Economics.

Where can undergraduate study in Quantitative Economics take you?

The specialisation will produce graduates that are ready for employment in businesses with a strong quantitative focus such as economic consultancies, and finance or accountancy companies, government departments, local and regional councils, universities and insurance companies and banks, where a high degree of numeracy is desirable.

Jobs related to Quantitative Economics

  • Economic consultant
  • Finance companies
  • Consulting
  • Government departments
  • Local and regional councils
  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • Universities

Further study options

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics
  • Master of Commerce in Economics
  • Doctor of Philosophy

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