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Master of International Economics and Finance

Overview

Engage in a diverse range of courses and specialisations that will give you the skills required by commercial enterprises and public bodies to make financial and investment decisions spanning global markets.

UQ is one of only a handful of universities worldwide offering a Master of International Economics and Finance. With courses taught by leading academics specialising in the trade and finance sectors, the program will provide you with advanced knowledge of the extensive implications and opportunities arising from the process of international economic and financial integration.

The program is founded upon a platform of microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics, and extends to teaching you how economic principles may be applied to issues in the international economy, with electives that enable you to focus on your specific needs and interests.

The 24 unit program over 1.5 years suits undergraduates with a degree in economics, business or commerce, and you'll graduate with the critical skills and competencies required in commercial enterprises, financial and investment operations, government departments and development-related organisations.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5185
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43072 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5185
CRICOS Code
029162K
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • UQ School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of research-intensive economic departments in the world. Source: Research Papers in Economics
  • Learn why success in today’s business economy depends on your ability to understand and respond to ever-changing international economic forces.
  • Develop specialised knowledge of the extensive implications and opportunities arising from the process of greater economic and financial integration around the world.
  • Use your skills to progress into roles across the public and private sectors in Australia and overseas, or go further and pursue a higher degree by research.

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

41 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Elements of Econometrics
  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • International Trade and Investment

Dual programs

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Market risk analyst
  • Compliance officer
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Pricing strategist
  • Performance analyst

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Economic Society of Australia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5, approved by the Executive Dean; or
  • A Graduate Certificate in Economics from UQ with a GPA of 4.5.

Prerequisites

  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5, approved by the Executive Dean; or
  • A Graduate Certificate in Economics from UQ with a GPA of 4.5.

Related programs

Depending on your previous qualifications and current goals, you might want to consider
one of these related programs:

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,072

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of International Economics and Finance for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

AUD $36,160

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of International Economics and Finance at 2022 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

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Government assistance

Financial aid

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

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FEE-HELP

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

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

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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