Bachelor of Business (Behavioural Economics)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

Did you know that each day, humans make up to 35,000 conscious and subconscious decisions? With various factors and biases unknowingly influencing these, we're not always in control of what we decide. What if you could affect how this happens and assist people in making wiser choices, all with a little 'nudge'? Would you positively impact policy, your community, or the world? With Behavioural Economics, you can become a change-maker and take action to positively influence industry and policy. As Nobel Prize Winner Richard Thaler puts it, 'if irrationality can be predicted, human decisions can be nudged to maximise better outcomes'. The QUT Behavioural Economics major is Australia’s first undergraduate Behavioural Economics course. Taught by world-class academics and industry experts, you will develop a deeper understanding of the decision-making processes of individuals and institutions. This major will see you learn and apply the theoretical foundations of the discipline, further understand how Behavioural Economics can be used in various industry contexts and expose you to current practices in the Behavioural Economics industry. Combining elements of economics and psychology, you will also learn the relevant analytical and practical skills necessary to provide key insights on individual and organisational decision-making behaviour.


288 units

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 equivalent. Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C). General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point International: $95,400 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Online International: $95,400 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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