The Master of Economics, UNSW Sydney challenges students to achieve full academic and professional potential with advanced skills in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometric analysis.
Tailor the program to professional or academic goals from a broad selection of electives. Our future policy influencers use contemporary business research and analysis of complex statistical data to become agents of change.
Master of Economics graduates become global-minded professional economists with advanced technical skills or pursue PhD studies in economics or related fields in Australia and overseas.
Why choose this master’s degree?
The Master of Economics will develop advanced skills in core competencies and can be tailored to suit a variety of career aspirations. Within one year (or less, with recognition of prior learning) become skilled in econometric analysis, microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and mathematical economics.
Choose electives to suit your academic or professional goals, including policy evaluation methods, international economics, experimental and behavioural economics, and advanced econometric theory and methods. See the program structure for detailed information.
UNSW Business School students have exclusive access to Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that include:
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 degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. The skills and insights gained from your Master of Economics can have an immediate positive effect on your career.
Who is this degree for?
- Economics graduates looking for an advanced program
- Economists who want to extend their skills and knowledge with the latest research and thinking
- People who are on-track for a PhD program in economics
Job and career prospects
This program will open up many career opportunities within:
- Government departments, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Treasury
- International organisations, including the major banks
- Consulting firms
- Research centres
- Educational institutions
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success.
Why the Business School?
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. Read more about our rankings and reputation.
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This postgraduate degree incorporates 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 and mentoring, and you can undertake internships and global business practicums for credit towards your degree.