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About this specialisation

Financial Economics provides a valuable understanding of the economic models used in finance as well as the econometric skills to apply the models to financial markets. This specialisation focuses on developing the technical skills required to analyse financial and economic data and events.

To meet the requirements for the Financial Economics specialisation in the Master of Economics, you will complete four units of study (24 credit points) including:

  • one prerequisite unit FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance; and
  • two compulsory units ECMT6006 Applied Financial Econometrics and ECON6021 Financial Economics; 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-related departments across the federal and state governments. Our graduates have also taken on leading roles in the corporate world and key positions in the not-for-profit sector; as well as in international financial agencies, markets and institutions. You can join them.
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