The Graduate Certificate in Economics, UNSW Sydney, is a pathway to economics, designed for professionals looking to upskill or those seeking to start a new career in the area of Economics. Develop solid foundations in economic principles, quantitative reasoning and decision-making.
Graduates move toward a career or further study in economic policy, economic theory, public policy and economic development.
Why choose this graduate certificate?
IIn less than a year, gain specific skills related to your career or academic aspirations. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate makes you eligible for the Master of Applied Economics. More theory-orientated students who show high performance in the Graduate Certificate will be eligible for entry into the Master of Economics.
Choose electives in core competencies that are targeted to suit your professional or academic goals. Topics include markets and frictions, statistics for econometrics, financial econometrics and international macroeconomics.
See the program structure for detailed information.
We provide students with the tools they need to do policy analysis, consultancy and data analysis... even though we don’t have all the answers, we give our students theoretical and empirical tools to problem-solve for themselves.
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide for Economics and Econometrics. In Australia, we are rated “Well above world standard” for Economics by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment.
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Our programs are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide. The skills and insights gained from your Graduate Certificate in Economics can have an immediate positive effect on your career.
During this postgraduate degree you will have access to a suite of professional development opportunities offered by Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through networking, mentoring, internships and global business practicums opportunities.
Who is this degree for?
- Those interested in a pathway to a master’s degree in economics
- People who wish to gain knowledge and skills in economics
Job and career prospects
The graduate certificate may lead to further studies in economics, which will open up many career opportunities in:
- Government departments, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics, and The Treasury
- International organisations, including the major banks
- Consulting firms
- Research centres
- Educational institutions