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Graduate Certificate in Business (Behavioural Economics)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
1 year part-time
6 months full-time
Delivery
On-campus or external
Entry
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
031769E

Highlights

  • Behavioural economics combines insights from economics and psychology
  • Gain foundational knowledge and analytical skills that are at the intersection of economics and psychology to analyse issues and challenges relevant to industry, government and society.
  • Pursue successful careers as economists, policy makers, business analysts, risk managers, and many other related occupations.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.

Highlights

  • Behavioural economics combines insights from economics and psychology
  • Gain foundational knowledge and analytical skills that are at the intersection of economics and psychology to analyse issues and challenges relevant to industry, government and society.
  • Pursue successful careers as economists, policy makers, business analysts, risk managers, and many other related occupations.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.
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What to expect

Behavioural economics is designed to equip you with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and technical abilities for understanding human behaviour and analysing the impact of public policy on society, business, and individuals. You'll acquire foundational knowledge of key behavioural economics principles and their application to multiple contexts. You'll develop the ability to contribute to public discourse on contemporary issues affecting Australia and the globe, including environmental concerns, employment, taxation, public health and infrastructure planning. You'll be confident in presenting complex ideas using a variety of communication modes and be keenly aware of the social and ethical landscape in which you're operating.

Behavioural economics is an emerging discipline, which leverages our unique research and teaching strengths, and is increasingly gaining popularity within industry and government.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students, business, government, education and community leaders. The program includes:

  • guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders
  • sessions focused on specific social and professional skills
  • challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences.

You'll also receive a certificate of completion to include in your resume or portfolio.

Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Behavioural economics graduates are skilled in analytical methods to address real-world problems and issues in government and society. The strong critical thinking focus of the course and the analytical skills developed through application to real-world problems provides graduates with skills relevant for a number of careers spanning the public and private sectors - particularly those involving analysis of policy and the allocation of resources and other factors on the behaviour of firms, industries, individuals and society. Roles directly benefitted by this skill set include those of economists, intelligence and policy analysts, business analysts and risk managers.

The broad appeal of the behavioural economics tool kit serves as the basis for critically analysing policy and resourcing decisions at the macro- and micro-level which means that it has relevance to a wide variety of contexts including government, health and infrastructure. The universality of the behavioural economics analysis approach also makes it attractive as a complementary set of skills that enhance other disciplines including marketing, finance and management.

Possible careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Risk and Governance Consultant
  • Economist
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior policy officer

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

Alternative entry

Applicants without an undergraduate degree who have at least seven years' relevant professional experience may apply for entry.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

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If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020: $14,300 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $16,500 per course (48 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $13,700 per course (48 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $15,800 per course (48 credit points)

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