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Economics

Unit of study table

Master of Economics

Students complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of foundation units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 42 credit points of elective units of study; and
(i) 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.
(d) at least one specialisation:
(i) Economics Specialisation: 12 credit points in compulsory units and at least 6 credit points in elective units
(ii) Econometrics Specialisation: 6 credit points in compulsory units and at least 12 credit points in elective units
(iii) Financial Economics Specialisation: 6 credit points in prerequisite units, 12 credit points in compulsory units and at least 6 credit points in elective units
(e) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Economics

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of foundation units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Economics

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of foundation units of study.

 

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

Foundation units of study

ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6     
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    ECON5040
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    ECON5003
ECON5005
Quantitative Tools for Economics
6     

Core units of study

ECMT6002
Econometric Applications
6    ECMT5001
ECMT6702
ECON5004
Communication in Economics
6    BUSS5020
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040
ECON6701
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5002
ECON6702

Elective units of study

ECMT6003
Applied Business Forecasting
6    ECMT6002 or ECMT6702
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    ECMT6002 or ECMT6702
ECMT6007
Analysis of Panel Data
6    ECMT6002 or ECMT6702
ECON5006
Economics of Law and Public Policy
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040
ECON5007
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701
ECON5008
Behavioural Economics
6    (ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701) and (ECMT5001 or ECMT6702 or QBUS5001)
ECON5026
Strategic Business Relationships
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040
ECON6003
Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis
6    ECON5001 and ECON5002
ECON6703
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080 or ECON6701
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    (ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON5002 or ECON6002 or ECON6702) and (ECMT5001 or QBUS5001 or QBUS5002 or ECMT6002 or ECMT6702)
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    ECON6001 or ECON6701 or ECON6002 or ECON6702
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    (ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702)
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040 or ECON6701 or ECON6702
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    (ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702)
ECON6023
International Trade
6    ECON6001 or ECON6701
ECON6024
Private Equity
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON5002 or ECON6701 or ECON6702
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080 or ECON6701
ECON6029
Health Economics and Policy Evaluation
6    (ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701) and (ECMT5001 or ECMT6702 or QBUS5001)
ECON6031
International Finance and Globalisation

6    ECON5001 and ECON5002
ECON6034
Global Economic History
6    ECON5001 and ECON5002
ECON6101
Special Topics in Economics 1
6    (ECON5001 and ECON5002) or (ECON6701 and ECON6702)
Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
ECON6102
Special Topics in Economics 2
6    (ECON5001 and ECON5002) or (ECON6701 and ECON6702)
FINC5001
Foundation in Finance
6     
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

FINC6001
Finance: Theory to Applications
6    FINC5001
Master of Commerce / Master of Commerce (Extension) students must complete this unit before the Capstone subject for this specialisation.
FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing

6    P FINC5001 or FINC6000

FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications

6    P FINC5001 or FINC6000

FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    FINC5001
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    FINC5001
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    FINC5001
FINC6015
Trading in Modern Financial Markets
6    FINC5001
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    Calculation of free cash flows, trading multiples, discounted cash flow valuation methodology, valuation sensitivities, regression analysis.
FINC5001
ACCT6011
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    FINC5001
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    FINC5001
FINC6025
Entrepreneurial Finance
6    FINC5001
With the prior written approval of the Master of Economics degree director, it is possible for Master of Economics students to count a maximum of one unit of study offered elsewhere by the University of Sydney. Students wishing to do so must consult with the Master of Economics degree director and gain written approval in advance.

Specialisations

Economics specialisation
12 credit points in compulsory units
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040
ECON6701
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5002
ECON6702
At least 6 credit points of elective units from the following:
ECON5006
Economics of Law and Public Policy
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040
ECON5007
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701
ECON5008
Behavioural Economics
6    (ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701) and (ECMT5001 or ECMT6702 or QBUS5001)
ECON5026
Strategic Business Relationships
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040
ECON6003
Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis
6    ECON5001 and ECON5002
ECON6703
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080 or ECON6701
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    (ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON5002 or ECON6002 or ECON6702) and (ECMT5001 or QBUS5001 or QBUS5002 or ECMT6002 or ECMT6702)
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    ECON6001 or ECON6701 or ECON6002 or ECON6702
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    (ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702)
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040 or ECON6701 or ECON6702
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    (ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702)
ECON6023
International Trade
6    ECON6001 or ECON6701
ECON6024
Private Equity
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON5002 or ECON6701 or ECON6702
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080 or ECON6701
ECON6029
Health Economics and Policy Evaluation
6    (ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701) and (ECMT5001 or ECMT6702 or QBUS5001)
ECON6031
International Finance and Globalisation

6    ECON5001 and ECON5002
ECON6034
Global Economic History
6    ECON5001 and ECON5002
ECON6101
Special Topics in Economics 1
6    (ECON5001 and ECON5002) or (ECON6701 and ECON6702)
Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
ECON6102
Special Topics in Economics 2
6    (ECON5001 and ECON5002) or (ECON6701 and ECON6702)
Econometrics specialisation
6 credit points in compulsory units
ECMT6002
Econometric Applications
6    ECMT5001
ECMT6702
At least 12 credit points of elective units from the following:
ECMT6003
Applied Business Forecasting
6    ECMT6002 or ECMT6702
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    ECMT6002 or ECMT6702
ECMT6007
Analysis of Panel Data
6    ECMT6002 or ECMT6702
Financial Economics specialisation
6 credit points in prerequisite units
FINC5001
Foundation in Finance
6     
12 credit points in compulsory units
ECMT6006
Applied Financial Econometrics
6    ECMT6002 or ECMT6702
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    (ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702)
At least 6 credit points in elective units from the following:
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    (ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON5002 or ECON6002 or ECON6702) and (ECMT5001 or QBUS5001 or QBUS5002 or ECMT6002 or ECMT6702)
ECON6024
Private Equity
6    ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON5002 or ECON6701 or ECON6702
ECON6031
International Finance and Globalisation

6    ECON5001 and ECON5002
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

FINC6001
Finance: Theory to Applications
6    FINC5001
Master of Commerce / Master of Commerce (Extension) students must complete this unit before the Capstone subject for this specialisation.
FINC6005
Advanced Asset Pricing

6    P FINC5001 or FINC6000

FINC6009
Portfolio Theory and its Applications

6    P FINC5001 or FINC6000

FINC6010
Derivative Securities
6    FINC5001
FINC6013
International Business Finance
6    FINC5001
FINC6014
Fixed Income Securities
6    FINC5001
FINC6015
Trading in Modern Financial Markets
6    FINC5001
FINC6017
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    Calculation of free cash flows, trading multiples, discounted cash flow valuation methodology, valuation sensitivities, regression analysis.
FINC5001
ACCT6011
FINC6021
Corporate Valuation
6    FINC5001
FINC6023
Financial Risk Management
6    FINC5001
FINC6025
Entrepreneurial Finance
6    FINC5001

Capstone unit of study

ECON7030
Economics Research Project
6    24 credit points from Economics elective units of study
ECON7010 or ECON7020