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Masters of International Economics and Finance / Commerce

Overview

Gain the skills required to make financial and investment decisions spanning global markets, while developing specialist knowledge in applied finance, professional accounting and information systems.

This dual degree program will increase your understanding of the significant role played by financial markets and institutions in the world economy as you also focus on the key concepts of commerce today.

The international economics and finance component of 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 concentrate on your specific needs and interests.

During your commerce study, you'll have the opportunity to undertake two fields of study or additional research electives, which may provide a pathway to higher degrees by research. You'll also benefit from UQ's ranking of 43rd in the world for accounting and finance education*, a distinction reflected in the quality of course material and contemporary learning environment where you have access to the state-of-the-art Bloomberg Trading Room and can participate in the Student Managed Investment Fund.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5694
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43360 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5694
CRICOS Code
096592K
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn why success in today’s business economy depends on your ability to interpret and respond to ever-changing international economic forces.
  • Acquire specialised knowledge of the extensive implications and opportunities arising from the process of greater economic and financial integration around the world.
  • Build your theoretical and technical know-how of the financial services industry by obtaining a greater understanding of finance while advancing your management skills.
  • Gain qualifications in commerce that are recognised by employers worldwide and will elevate you to the next level of your career.

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2020

Fields of study

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

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.

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

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Masters of International Economics and Finance / Commerce 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.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Applied Finance

The courses in this field of study combine the theoretical frameworks for success in financial management with practical skills in analysis and risk assessment.

You'll also develop a strong understanding of factors that influence finance decision-making in the global market. These newfound skills will be highly sought after and your capabilities for strong financial management will help your organisation increase profitability and sustainability. Many graduates enjoy careers as investment banking analysts and managers in financial institutions and government regulatory agencies, while others establish their own businesses.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Applied Finance

The courses in this field of study combine the theoretical frameworks for success in financial management with practical skills in analysis and risk assessment.

You'll also develop a strong understanding of factors that influence finance decision-making in the global market. These newfound skills will be highly sought after and your capabilities for strong financial management will help your organisation increase profitability and sustainability. Many graduates enjoy careers as investment banking analysts and managers in financial institutions and government regulatory agencies, while others establish their own businesses.

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Fees and Scholarships

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.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,360

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Masters of International Economics and Finance / Commerce for the 2021 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

FEE-HELP

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,720

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Masters of International Economics and Finance / Commerce at 2021 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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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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