Bachelor of Business (Honours) (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.


96 units.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 equivalent. You must have a recognised bachelor degree or masters by coursework with at least a major in behavioural economics or economics with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 2 years, plus: Suitable honours topic, Proposed honours supervisor, If you do not meet the grade point average requirement but you have: Excelled in the final semesters of your degree
  • Or Completed a double degree and excelled in the business or commerce part of your double degree you are encouraged to apply. Places are subject to supervisor availability, infrastructure, and other required resources.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point International: $33,900 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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