Masters of  International Economics and Finance/Commerce

Program code: 5694

Delivery location

St Lucia


2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


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

The Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce offers you the opportunity to combine high-level finance study with advanced study of international trade, economic evaluation techniques and quantitative skills.

  • This 32-unit dual 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.
  • Develop your knowledge of financial theory and practice in Applied Finance. This dual master's program is designed to jumpstart or advance your professional knowledge in international economics and finance.
  • 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.
  • Tailor your studies to suit your industry, interests or career goals through a range of electives that cover a broad range of topics. This includes accounting, economics, and intellectual property. An industry placement is also available.

Attain a unique set of professional skills that are increasingly sought after by employers in banking, investment, international finance and trade.

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    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 number 49 in the world and number two in Australia (April 2018).

  • Accreditation

    International accreditation

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Teaching spaces

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School and the School of Economics are home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • 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 undertake an internship with Australian or international organisations such as the Productivity Commission, or the ILO.

Fields of study for this program

Fields of study for this program

There are 1 fields of study available in the Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce.

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Career outcomes

The Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce is a dual degree that is highly regarded by organisations worldwide, whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

Graduates can expect to work in a range of fields, including management consulting, electronic retailing, stockbroking, banking and finance, or funds management.

Other graduates use the Master of Commerce to further their research ambitions and proceed to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.


Admissions criteria


To enrol in the program, a person must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of International Economics and Finance (24 units) and Master of Commerce (24 units) programs.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

The Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

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

Programs and Courses

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

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce.

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Applied Finance

Students undertake courses in financial management; portfolio management; and corporate finance principles including risk assessment and business statistics.

Sometimes dual programs will have different majors to the ones listed on course lists, or on individual program pages for each of its component degrees.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance


Domestic students who are accepted into the Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $32,960
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce is 5694. You'll need this when applying.

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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 Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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