Economists study the complex interaction of social, environmental and financial factors to guide major industry and government decision-making.

Be surrounded by world-class research

Your economics experience at the University of Adelaide will be informed and supported by outstanding research in the discipline - and closely related fields - happening all around you.

In the Australian Government's most recent Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, our research was rated 'above world standard' in:

  • Economic Theory
  • Applied Economics
  • Banking, Finance and Investment.

And it was recognised as 'well above world standard' in: Mathematical Sciences; Statistics; and Philosophy.

Australia's most experienced business educator

In 1902, the University of Adelaide became the first university in Australia to offer degrees in business.

This means your education here will be enriched by our 120 years of collective learnings and insights, and a focus on quality that still has us ranked among the world's top 100 universities for accounting and finance*. We're also ranked #1 in South Australia for both economics and accounting and finance*.

Career prospects

Employment growth for economics-related roles in Australia ranges from stable to a slight decline††.

  • Ranked #1 in SA for Economics *
  • Australia’s #1 uni for entrepreneurship and engagement^
  • Ranked top 100 globally in Accounting and Finance*

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021
^Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, 2017

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