The study of economics is an excellent starting point for a career in the accounting, finance and banking professions. It helps the student understand the workings of the world around them—people, businesses, markets and governments—and to better respond to the threats and opportunities that emerge.

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Economics is a social science that focuses on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, and analyses the choices that individuals, businesses, governments, and nations make to allocate resources (Hayes, 2023).

Economics majors are well-positioned in an ever-changing world because they have problem-solving and analytical skills that allow them to succeed in variety of career paths—law, risk management, actuary, finance, foreign affairs, public administration, politics, policy analysis, health administration, entrepreneurship, market analysis, journalism, and unknown careers of the future (Department of Economics, 2017).

Why study Economics at HELP?

Organised in terms of modules that emphasise both theory and relevant applications, the HELP Economics Programme offers a systematic exposure to tools with which to analyse financial markets, banking operations, corporate financial decision-making and accounting reports. Upon completion of the programme, graduates will have a deep understanding of the fundamental issues, debates and problems related to the operations of financial systems at both micro and macro levels in the context of national and global economies. They will be ready for a career in various accounting, finance and banking professions.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting is distinguished for the quality of its academic staff and the depth of its programmes and its close links with the industry.

  • More than 40% of our lecturers have doctoral degrees in their specialised fields and most of our lecturers have more than 10 years of teaching experience at HELP University and substantial corporate work experience.

  • The Industry Advisory Board ensures that the Business programmes offered by the faculty are relevant and meet the expectation of the industry.

  • Our students have won various competitions such as CPA AustraliaKMPG Case Competition, CIMB ASEAN Stock Challenge, Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge, EY Young Tax Professional of the Year, OSK Stock Market Challenge and many others.

  • Recognition accorded by world class universities, and accreditation from professional bodies

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Career Pathways for Economics

Economists generally enjoy stable, lucrative, in-demand careers because they have problem-solving and analytical skills that to succeed in variety of career paths including:
  • Economists
  • Market research analysts
  • Financial analysts 
  • Actuaries

Economics Programmes