Economics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Economics

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Economics must complete 24 credit points of foundation units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Economics must complete 48 credit points, including a minimum of 24 credit points of foundation units of study and a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study.
Candidates for the Master of Economics must complete 96 credit points, including 24 credit points of foundational units of study, at least another 24 credit points of core units of study, a maximum of 42 credit points of elective units of study, at least one specialisation and a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.
Foundation Units of Study
ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5040
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
Students completing Foundation units must take the units above and either of the units below
ECON5004
Communication in Economics
6   

This unit of study is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5005
Quantitative Tools for Economics
6    N ECON5004


This unit of study is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Core units of study
ECMT6002
Econometric Applications
6    P ECMT5001
N ECMT5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective Units of Study
ECMT6003
Applied Business Forecasting
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 2
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 1
ECMT6007
Analysis of Panel Data
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 1
ECON5006
Economics of Law and Public Policy
6      Semester 2
ECON5007
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON5026
Strategic Business Relationships
6      Semester 2
ECON6003
Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    P ECON6001 or ECOF6080
Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    P ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    P ECON6001 or ECON6002
Semester 1
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    P ECON6001 and ECON6002
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    P ECON6001 and ECON6002
Semester 1
ECON6023
International Trade
6    P ECON6001
Semester 1
ECON6024
Private Equity
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    P ECON6001 or ECOF6080
Semester 2
ECON6027
Experimental Economics

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P ECON6001
Semester 2
ECON6029
Health Economics and Policy Evaluation

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P ECON5001 and ECMT5001
Semester 2
ECON6101
Special Topic in Economics
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Intensive May
Semester 2
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance and Derivatives
6    A This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
P FINC5001
N FINC5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6001
Intermediate Corporate Finance
6    P FINC5001
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000


Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course
Semester 1
FINC6007
Financial Strategy
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6015
Trading in Securities Markets
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6016
Financial Instruments and Markets
6      Semester 2
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P FINC5001
N ACCT6011
Semester 1
FINC6019
Financial Modelling

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6022
Behavioural Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6024
Real Estate Finance and Investment
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
In addition, with prior written approval from the program director for the Master of Economics programs, it is possible for Masters students to count a maximum of one unit of study offered elsewhere in the University of Sydney. Students wishing to do so must consult with the program director and gain written approval in advance.
Specialisations
Choice of a specialisation is a requirement for the Masters degree
Economics Specialisation
12 credit points in compulsory units
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
At least 6 credit points of elective units from the following
ECON5006
Economics of Law and Public Policy
6      Semester 2
ECON5007
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON5026
Strategic Business Relationships
6      Semester 2
ECON6003
Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    P ECON6001 or ECOF6080
Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    P ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    P ECON6001 or ECON6002
Semester 1
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    P ECON6001 and ECON6002
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    P ECON6001 and ECON6002
Semester 1
ECON6023
International Trade
6    P ECON6001
Semester 1
ECON6024
Private Equity
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    P ECON6001 or ECOF6080
Semester 2
ECON6027
Experimental Economics

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P ECON6001
Semester 2
ECON6029
Health Economics and Policy Evaluation

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P ECON5001 and ECMT5001
Semester 2
ECON6101
Special Topic in Economics
6    P ECON5001 and ECON5002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Intensive May
Semester 2
Econometrics Specialisation
6 credit points in compulsory units
ECMT6002
Econometric Applications
6    P ECMT5001
N ECMT5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
At least 12 credit points of elective units from the following
ECMT6003
Applied Business Forecasting
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 2
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 1
ECMT6007
Analysis of Panel Data
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 1
Financial Economics Specialisation
6 credit points in prerequisite units
FINC5001
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
6      Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
12 credit points in compulsory units
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT6002
Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    P ECON6001 and ECON6002
Semester 1
At least 6 credit points in elective units from the following
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    P ECON5002
Semester 2
FINC6000
Quantitative Finance and Derivatives
6    A This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability.
P FINC5001
N FINC5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6001
Intermediate Corporate Finance
6    P FINC5001
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000


Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course
Semester 1
FINC6007
Financial Strategy
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications
6    P FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6015
Trading in Securities Markets
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
FINC6016
Financial Instruments and Markets
6      Semester 2
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P FINC5001
N ACCT6011
Semester 1
FINC6019
Financial Modelling

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P FINC5002 or FINC6000
Semester 2
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC6022
Behavioural Finance
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    P FINC5001
Semester 1
FINC6024
Real Estate Finance and Investment
6    P FINC5001
Semester 2
Exchange
Units of Study taken on exchange will count as Electives.
ECON6501
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6502
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 2
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6503
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 3
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6504
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 4
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6505
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 5
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6506
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 6
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6507
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 7
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6508
Economics Postgraduate Exchange 8
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Capstone Units of Study

ECON7030
Economics Research Project
6    P 24 credit points from Economics elective units of study
N ECON7010 or ECON7020
Semester 1
Semester 2