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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

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.

About this specialisation

To meet the requirements for the Economics specialisation in the Master of Economics you will complete three units of study (18 credit points), including:

  • the compulsory core units ECON6001 Microeconomic Analysis 1 and ECON6002 Macroeconomic Analysis 1; and
  • at least one elective unit from the options listed for the specialisation in the 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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