Economics Business

Economics Business

Economic issues are inherent in our everyday lives. Macquarie’s economics courses provide you with a sound understanding of today’s complex economics environment.

You’ll learn about how modern economies operate, the role of prices and markets in allocating resources, how economies trade and grow, and economic modelling.

Graduate outcomes

 Adam Driussi

Adam Driussi

Founder and Director of Quantium

Adam is a Founder and Director of Quantium. Quantium is now Australia's largest data analytics business, employing over 350 staff who specialise in helping clients in industries such as financial services, retail, fast moving consumer goods, media and telecommunications leverage value from their data. Adam provides strategic advice that covers a wide range of issues including customer and product pricing, customer value measurement, customer retention, competitor intelligence and media optimisation.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies) from Macquarie University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. In 2013, Adam was awarded Actuary of the Year by the Actuaries Institute for his work in data analytics. Prior to co-founding Quantium, Adam was a Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Career opportunities:

  • business journalists
  • econometrician
  • economist
  • financial analysts
  • investment analysts
  • management consultants
  • market analysts
  • planning/policy analysts
  • public administrator
  • researcher
  • researchers
  • statistician
  • stockbroker

Expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields, ranging from $50,000 (for a graduate/entry-level position) to easily over $100,000. According to Graduate Careers Australia, the average Economist graduate starting salary is $80,000.

"Moving into the workforce, I believe the Economics PACE unit has prepared me well for the challenges and expectations of working life. It has provided an understanding of applied economics and the requirements for high quality and efficient working habits. My soft skills in interpersonal conduct, professional behaviour, and language diversity have by far improved as a result of the long-term structure of the unit." – Greta Drane

Through PACE, Macquarie University students actively engage in a real life case studies and have the opportunity to apply economic theory and principles to a contemporary issue. By working closely with an industry partner, students gain a sound understanding of how to research and analyse a business from an economics perspective.

No matter what you decide to study at Macquarie, PACE has an opportunity available for you. Learn more about the opportunities available for you through PACE.

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