Financial Economics Specialisation


The Financial Economics specialisation provides a valuable understanding of the economic models used in finance as well as the econometric skills to apply the models to financial markets. The emphasis is on the economic skills necessary to understand the way in which financial markets work. There is a particular focus on the monetary aspects of a modern economy. The Financial Economics specialisation should be of particular interest to graduates wishing to work in the finance and banking sectors.

Requirements for the Specialisation

To obtain a Financial Economics specialisation, students must complete at least three units of study (18 credit points), comprising:

  1. one prerequisite unit of study for the specialisation (six credit points).
    • FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

    Note: The unit of study FINC5001 is a core unit for the MEc. It does not count towards this specialisation but is the prerequisite unit of study for most of the 'FINC' 6000-level units of study in this specialisation.

  2. two compulsory units of study (12 credit points):
    • ECMT6006 Applied Financial Econometrics
    • ECON6021 Financial Economics
  3. at least one of the following elective units of study (six credit points):
    • ECON6008 International Money and Finance
    • FINC6000 Quantitative Finance
    • FINC6001 Intermediate Corporate Finance
    • FINC6005 Advanced Asset Pricing
    • FINC6007 Financial Strategy
    • FINC6009 Portfolio Theory and its Applications
    • FINC6010 Derivative Securities
    • FINC6013 International Business Finance
    • FINC6014 Fixed Income Securities
    • FINC6015 Trading in Securities Markets
    • FINC6016 Financial Instruments and Markets
    • FINC6017 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • FINC6019 Financial Modelling*
    • FINC6021 Corporate Valuation
    • FINC6022 Behavioural Finance
    • FINC6023 Financial Risk Management
    • FINC6024 Real Estate Finance and Management
    * This unit will not be offered in 2018

Please see the Unit of Study tables in the Handbook for more details