Financial Economics


Financial Economics provides a valuable understanding of the economic models used in finance as well as the econometric skills to apply the models to financial markets. This specialisation focuses on developing the technical skills required to analyse financial and economic data and events.

Study plan

To meet the requirements for this specialisation in the Master of Economics degree, a candidate completes four units of study (24 credit points), comprising (i) one six credit point foundational unit of study: FINC5001; (ii) 12 credit points in compulsory units of study: ECMT6006 and ECON6021; and (iii) a minimum of 6 credit points in elective units of study. Refer to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

Graduate opportunities

Many of our recent graduates have gone on to hold senior positions in Treasury, the Reserve Bank and other policy-related departments across the federal and state governments. Our graduates have also taken on leading roles in the corporate world and key positions in the not-for-profit sector; as well as in international financial agencies, markets and institutions. You can join them.



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