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About this major

Financial Economics is focused on the economic models used in finance, and the econometric skills needed to apply these models to financial markets and other economic data. Through this major you will gain high-level training to understand both how financial markets work and how to analyse financial data.

This is an area of high employer demand which spans a range of diverse fields. As a graduate you will have excellent employment prospects in the financial sector or in a financial regulatory agency like the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

This major is offered by the School of Economics

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Asset manager
  • Banker
  • Consultant
  • Economist
  • Financial market analyst
  • Financial regulator
  • Policy analyst
  • Portfolio manager
  • Risk analyst
  • Statistical analyst
Courses that offer this major

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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