The Australian Economics and Business Studies Competiton
The UNSW Business School is proud to invite your students to participate in the 2016 Australian Economics and Business Studies Competition. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Competitions.
The Economics Competition was first launched in 1991 in NSW with the aim to stimulate teaching and learning of the subject, while encouraging awareness of current affairs and acknowledging the achievements of students. It has since grown considerably to become an national-wide competition with students participating from all over Australia.
The introduction of the Australian Business Studies Competition in 1999 was another milestone, with more than 7000 entrants in its initial year. With the increasing popularity of the subject, the organising committee is committed to expanding the competition to all schools around the Australasian region.
The Economics and Business Studies competitions provide a great opportunity for students to test their economics and business studies skills against other students from all across Australia. All participants will receive a certificate signed by a representative from UNSW Australia. Furthermore, high-scoring students will be awarded with monetary prizes ranging from $50 to $400. More than 9500 students participated in the 2015 competitions.
Scope of the Competition
The Competitions aim to assess students on:
- Knowledge and reasoning of economic theories relevant to the Australian economy
- Application of basic economic concepts, tools and theories
- An understanding of Australia’s role in the global economy
- Insights into recent economic developments, both domestically and internationally
- General knowledge of topical business issues and current affairs
- Practical business related calculations
- Analysis and reasoning in a business context
The Competition questions are set in conjunction with academics from UNSW Australia. We aim to provide a set of interesting and challenging questions to encourage and stimulate discussions amongst students and teachers. The competition encourages awareness of the current economics, business and political environment. These questions are not explicitly aimed at meeting the Australian Economics and Business Studies high school examination syllabi, but will stretch students in their understanding of those topics.