University of Sydney Handbooks - 2012 Archive

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The Economics programs provide training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics, econometrics, and financial economics. It is one of the most successful programs of its type in Australia and a leading supplier of graduates to the private and public sectors. In addition, the coursework programs provide students with the necessary foundations in economics and econometrics to proceed to a PhD in Australia or abroad. The Master of Economics is offered by the School of Economics although several units are taught by the Discipline of Finance in the Business School. There are two intakes per year for the Master of Economics, with classes commencing in March and July. Every effort is made to make this program accessible to part-time students.

Graduate Diploma in Economics

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Economics, students complete eight units of study (48 credit points), comprising:

  • three foundational (core) units of study (18 credit points)
  • five elective units of study (30 credit points)
Master of Economics

To be awarded the Master of Economics, students complete 12 units of study (72 credit points), comprising:

  • three foundational (core) units of study (18 credit points)
  • four core units of study (24 credit points)
  • a specialisation, consisting of three units of study (18 credit points)
  • elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from any of the specialisation subject areas.

Students in the Master's degree complete at least one specialisation (18 credit points) in Economics, Econometrics, or Financial Economics to meet the requirements for the degree. Students can complete specialisations in more than one subject area.

Units of Study

  • ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON6001 Microeconomics Analysis 1
  • ECON6002 Macroeconomics Analysis 1
  • ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis
  • 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
  • ECON6026 Strategic Business Relationships
  • ECON6027 Experimental Economics
  • ECON6101 Special Topic in Economics
  • ECON6901 Microeconomics Analysis 2
  • ECON6902 Macroeconomics Analysis 2
  • ECMT5001 Principles of Econometrics
  • ECMT6002 Econometric Applications
  • ECMT6003 Applied Business Forecasting
  • ECMT6005 Applied Discrete Choice Modelling #
  • ECMT6006 Applied Financial Econometrics
  • ECMT6007 Panel Data Econometrics
  • ECMT6030 Forecasting for Economics and Business #
  • ECMT6901 Econometric Modelling #
  • FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
  • FINC6000 Quantitative Finance
  • FINC6001 Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • FINC6003 Broking and Market Making
  • 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 Global Trading
  • FINC6016 Financial Instruments and Markets
  • FINC6017 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FINC6019 Financial Modelling
  • FINC6021 Corporate Valuation
  • FINC6022 Behavioural Finance

Units of study marked with an # will not be offered for 2012.