Why study economics at La Trobe?

High employer satisfaction

Our graduates have an employer satisfaction rating of 86.3%

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2021, 2020 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 4.22MB]

Top 4

We're one of the top four business and economics research universities in Victoria.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018


La Trobe Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

We're in the top five per cent of business schools worldwide to have earned an AACSB accreditation for delivering excellence in every aspect of our work.

Career opportunities in economics

Career pathways

Studying economics builds skills in attention to detail, communication and analysis to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Economic consultant
  • Financial planner
  • Insurance broker
  • Regulatory analyst

Future employers

Potential employers of economics graduates include:

  • Reserve Banks of Australia
  • Commonwealth Treasury
  • State Treasury
  • Grattan Institute
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Ernst and Young
  • Telstra

Meet our Alumni

Photo of Bronwyn Curtis OBE

It was the whole atmosphere of the place that made us feel like we could succeed

Bronwyn Curtis OBE
Bachelor of Economics, 1970,
Leading economist
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