Economics

The degree information below is for students who commenced in 2015.

Students who commenced before 2015 can find degree information in the handbook of the year they commenced at
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Economics

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Economics must complete 24 credit points of foundation units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Economics must complete 48 credit points, including a minimum of 24 credit points of foundation units of study and a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study.
Candidates for the Master of Economics must complete 96 credit points, including 24 credit points of foundational units of study, at least another 24 credit points of core units of study, a maximum of 42 credit points of elective units of study, at least one specialisation and a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.
Foundation Units of Study
ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    ECON5003, ECON5000  Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    ECON5003  Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON5004
Communication in Economics
6   

This unit of study is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5005
Quantitative Tools for Economics
6   

This unit of study is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Core units of study
ECMT6002
Econometric Applications
6    ECMT5001 
ECMT5002 
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5002  Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective Units of Study
ECMT6003
Applied Business Forecasting
6    ECMT6002  Semester 2
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    ECMT6002  Semester 1
ECMT6007
Analysis of Panel Data
6    ECMT6002  Semester 1
ECON6003
Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis
6    ECON5001 and ECON5002 


Students enrolled in award courses other than the Master of Economics must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080  Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    ECON5002  Semester 2
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    ECON6001, ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    ECON6001, ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    ECON5001 or ECON5002  Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    ECON6001 or ECON6002  Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    ECON6001 and ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6023
International Trade
6    ECON6001  Semester 2
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080  Semester 1
ECON6027
Experimental Economics
6    ECON6001  Semester 2
ECON6101
Special Topic in Economics
6    ECON5001 and ECON5002 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance
6    Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
FINC5002 
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6001
Intermediate Corporate Finance
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
FINC6003
Broking and Market Making
6    FINC5001  Semester 2
FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing
6    FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000 


Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course 
Semester 1
FINC6007
Financial Strategy
6    FINC5001  Semester 2
FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications
6    FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000  Semester 2
FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    FINC5001  Semester 2
FINC6015
Global Trading
6    FINC5001  Semester 2
FINC6016
Financial Instruments and Markets
6      Semester 2
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    FINC5001 
ACCT6011 
Semester 1
FINC6019
Financial Modelling
6    FINC5002 or FINC6000  Semester 2
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6022
Behavioural Finance
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
ECON6901
Microeconomics Analysis 2
6    ECON6001 with a Distinction grade.


Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6902
Macroeconomics Analysis 2
6    ECON6002 with a Distinction grade.


Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
In addition, with prior written approval from the Director of the Master of Economics programs, it is possible for Masters students to count a maximum of one unit of study offered elsewhere in the University of Sydney. Students wishing to do so must consult with the program director and gain approval in advance.
Specialisations
Choice of a specialisation is a requirement for the Masters Degree
Economics Specialisation
12 credit points in compulsory units
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5002  Semester 1
Semester 2
At least 6 credit points of elective units from the following
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080  Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    ECON5002  Semester 2
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    ECON6001, ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    ECON6001, ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    ECON5001 or ECON5002  Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    ECON6001 or ECON6002  Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    ECON6001 and ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6023
International Trade
6    ECON6001  Semester 2
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080  Semester 1
ECON6027
Experimental Economics
6    ECON6001  Semester 2
Econometrics Specialisation
6 credit points in compulsory units
ECMT6002
Econometric Applications
6    ECMT5001 
ECMT5002 
Semester 1
Semester 2
At least 12 credit points of elective units from the following
ECMT6003
Applied Business Forecasting
6    ECMT6002  Semester 2
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    ECMT6002  Semester 1
ECMT6007
Analysis of Panel Data
6    ECMT6002  Semester 1
Financial Economics Specialisation
6 credit points in prerequisite units
FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
12 credit points in compulsory units
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    ECMT6002  Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    ECON6001 and ECON6002  Semester 2
At least 6 credit points in elective units from the following
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    ECON5002  Semester 2
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance
6    Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
FINC5002 
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6001
Intermediate Corporate Finance
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
FINC6003
Broking and Market Making
6    FINC5001  Semester 2
FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing
6    FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000 


Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course 
Semester 1
FINC6007
Financial Strategy
6    FINC5001  Semester 2
FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications
6    FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000  Semester 2
FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    FINC5001  Semester 2
FINC6015
Global Trading
6    FINC5001  Semester 2
FINC6016
Financial Instruments and Markets
6      Semester 2
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    FINC5001 
ACCT6011 
Semester 1
FINC6019
Financial Modelling
6    FINC5002 or FINC6000  Semester 2
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6022
Behavioural Finance
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    FINC5001  Semester 1
Exchange
ECON6501
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 1
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6502
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 2
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6503
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 3
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6504
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 4
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6505
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 5
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6506
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 6
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6507
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 7
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6508
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 8
6      Semester 1
Semester 2