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Master of  International Economics and Finance

Program code: 5185
CRICOS code: 029162K

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

The Master of International Economics and Finance is an economics-focused, interdisciplinary program that examines the globalised world economy and the significant role played by financial markets and institutions within interconnected modern economies.

  • This 18-month master's program is designed for applicants with a bachelor's degree in economics, business, or commerce; or who have some university-level background in economics. See Program Details for more information.
  • Receive comprehensive training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and finance. You can also choose from a large number of economics electives, or courses that cover topics from international business or finance.
  • Benefit from a program that emphasises understanding and practical application – rather than memorisation and rote learning – as the key approaches to addressing complex global problems.
  • Study at one of the largest, most influential and most prestigious schools for economics in Australia. The school is home to economists and academics who rank among Australia's leading researchers.

Master of International Economics and Finance graduates progress to exciting, challenging, influential and global careers in finance, private enterprise, policy, research and consulting.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    According to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), the UQ School of Economics is in the top 25 per cent of research institutions in the world – ranked 49th in the world and 2nd in Australia (April 2018). 

  • In the classroom

    Flexible study framework

    Enjoy the flexibility of a study framework that balances compulsory pre-requisites with elective study areas. You can also choose to study economics subjects as electives in other UQ programs.

  • Employability

    Build a career

    In your final year you'll have the option of writing a thesis on an original topic. This will not only further your expertise and skills in critical thinking, writing, project management and problem-solving, but also potentially open doors to a future career in research within industry or academia.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

Career outcomes

The School of Economics takes great pride in its graduates, many of whom have taken up important positions in central and merchant banks, economic centres within government, and in policy think-tanks, both within Australia and internationally.

Our graduates are highly employable across private and public sectors in a large number of agencies, international organisations, consultancy companies, utilities, insurance companies, financial organisations, and banks.

Graduates have been employed in a wide range of areas including:

  • finance and banking,
  • stockbroking and trading,
  • policy, and
  • research.

Employers have included major banks, Departments of Treasury, the Australian Taxation Office and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Other graduates further their research ambitions and enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they develop their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

  • Alumni
    "The professors and teaching staff here are very interactive and this has helped me during my studies. I also like that there are tutorials where you can ask questions and have discussions – this is very different to university in China. My goal when I graduate is to work in investment banking in China." Ying Liu, MIntEcon&F (2015)
  • Beyond the classroom

    Work closely with experts

    UQ is home to the Australian Institute of Business and Economics and research centres including the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis and the Macroeconomics Research Group. This means our teaching, and your learning, are enhanced by the very best and very latest research.

Summary

  • Program code
    5185
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    029162K

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale. An approved degree is a Bachelor degree in the discipline of economics, business or commerce; or a Bachelor degree containing at least four courses in any three of the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematics; or the graduate certificate in economics from this university with a GPA of 4.5.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of International Economics and Finance are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of International Economics and Finance are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of International Economics and Finance. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of International Economics and Finance at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Economic Society of Australia

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Master of International Economics and Finance:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of International Economics and Finance have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,528
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of International Economics and Finance for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of International Economics and Finance can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of International Economics and Finance is 5185. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of International Economics and Finance is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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