The Economics specialisation builds a clear understanding of the overall context of business and government. The core units, with their strong focus on social data and events give graduates the competitive edge in areas of analysis and policy work. The School of Economics at the University of Sydney is one of the important training grounds for Economists in the region. The economics specialisation includes an in-depth analysis of microeconomics and macroeconomics, investigating market structure and strategic business decisions. An international focus on money and finance is paramount in keeping up-to-date with the globalised nature of contemporary economics. The specialisation provides essential perspectives on international economics, industrial competitiveness, as well as trade and development, and bank management.

Specialisation outline

Master of Economics:
To meet the requirements for this specialisation in the Master of Economics degree, a candidate completes three units of study (18 credit points), comprising (i) 12 credit points in compulsory units of study: ECON6001 and ECON6002; and (ii) a minimum of one unit of study (6 credit points) in elective units of study selected from available elective options for the specialisation listed I the units of study Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

Master of Commerce:
To meet requirements for this specialisation in the Master of Commerce and combined degrees, a candidate completes five units of study (30 credit points), comprising (i) one six credit point foundational unit of study: ECON5001; (ii) one six credit point compulsory unit of study: ECON5002; (iii) three elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from available elective options listed for the specialisation in the University of Sydney Business School handbook.

Graduate opportunities

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



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