Master of Economic Analysis

This degree is designed for students with a strong background in mathematics, or professionals requiring high-end training in some aspects of economic theory and applications. It is also suitable for students seeking a stepping stone towards a PhD in the area of economics.

In this course you will analyse real-world matters, from public policy to law and financial markets. The Master of Economic Analysis includes core, electives and research project-based study; it is a counterpart to the Master of Economics.

Why study with us?
At the University of Sydney you will receive advanced training in economics and a pathway to higher degree study. With innovative instruction in cutting-edge economic theory and applications, it is a challenging graduate program in economics for highly focused students.

Our classes are small and you will learn the methods of economic modelling and the art and science of working with data using sophisticated tools.

We have a long tradition of excellence and dynamic research activities in all fields of economics.


There are two intakes per year for the Master of Economic Analysis, with classes commencing in March and July.

How to apply

Applications can be made through Sydney Courses.

Admission

Admission to the Master of Economic Analysis requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75 per cent) average, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis or an equivalent qualification.

Details of the English language requirements for entry into this course are available here.

Degree requirements

To be awarded the Master of Economic Analysis, students must successfully complete a total of 12 units of study (72 credit points), comprising:

  • four core units of study (24 credit points)
  • at least four core elective units of study (24 credit points)
  • a maximum of two elective units of study (12 credit points)
  • two capstone units of study (12 credit points) comprising a research dissertation

Core units of study

  • ECMT6002 Econometric Applications
  • ECON6001 Microeconomic Analysis 1
  • ECON6002 Macroeconomic Analysis 1
  • ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis

Core elective units of study

  • ECON6903 Topics in Bus. Cycles & Monetary Policy
  • ECON6904 Topics in Labour Economics
  • ECON6905 Topics in Industrial Organisation
  • ECON6906 Topics in Economic Development
  • ECON6907 Topics in History of Economic Thought
  • ECON6909 Topics in Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON6910 Topics in Macroeconomic Analysis*
  • ECON6948 Special Topic in Economic Analysis
  • ECON6998 Special Topic in Econometrics
    *This unit will not be offered in 2017

Elective units of study

  • ECMT6003 Applied Business Forecasting
  • ECMT6006 Applied Financial Econometrics
  • ECMT6007 Analysis of Panel Data
  • ECON5004 Communication in Economics
  • ECON5006 Economics of Law and Public Policy
  • ECON5007 The Economics of Financial Markets
  • ECON5026 Strategic Business Relationships
  • ECON6006 Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
  • ECON6008 International Money and Finance
  • ECON6009 Economics of the Labour Market
  • ECON6010 Public Economics
  • ECON6016 Trade and Development
  • ECON6018 Environmental Economics
  • ECON6021 Financial Economics
  • ECON6023 International Trade
  • ECON6024 Private Equity
  • ECON6025 Strategic Decision Making
  • ECON6027 Experimental Economics*
  • ECON6029 Health Economics and Policy Evaluation*
  • ECON6101 Special Topic in Economics
    *These units will not be offered in 2017

Capstone units of study

  • ECON7010 Economics Research Dissertation A
  • ECON7020 Economics Research Dissertation B

Progression guide

The following table shows an example degree progression for students enrolled in the Master of Economic Analysis on a full-time basis completing four units of study per semester beginning in Semester 1 of a year.

Year / Semester Unit of study 1 Unit of study 2 Unit of study 3 Unit of study 4 Total credit points
Year 1
Semester 1
ECMT6001 Microeconomic Analysis 1 ECON6002 Macroeconomic Analysis 1 ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis ECMT6002 Econometric Applications 24
Year 1
Semester 2
core elective unit core elective unit elective unit ECON7010 Economics Research Dissertation A 24
Year 2
Semester 1
core elective unit core elective unit elective unit ECON7020 Economics Research Dissertation B 24

Please Note: the information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. All foundation and core units are offered every year in both semester 1 and semester 2. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their degree in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan your degree based upon your individual needs and to contact the Faculty Office if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your degree.