Study economics at Unisa



What will I learn in an economics study programme? For many the field of economics and the career opportunities associated with it is shrouded in mystery.

The economic sector is broad and incorporates many competencies including the management of finances, statistical analysis and risk assessment to name a few.

Below is a brief look at the four major economics programmes offered at Unisa and what they entail.


Economics is a social science that looks at the production, distribution and consumption of resources.It branches off in many directions including applied economics, managerial economics, econometrics, development economics and natural resource economics.

Banking, Risk and Financial management

Financial management principles help organisations manage their finances effectively so as to achieve the goals of the organisation. Students will learn principles like financial planning, credit management, stock control, capital management, tax planning and budgeting.

Business informatics

This refers to the information systems within a business. During this programme students will learn how to properly analyse and implement these systems in a business environment.

Decision sciences

Decision sciences draw from a range of economic disciplines such as mathematics, statistics and computer science in order to solve complex business problems.

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