single degree

Master of Economic Policy

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MECPO
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Economics and Econometrics
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Economics and Econometrics

The Master of Economic Policy’s rigorous training in policy economics will attracts outstanding students to the University. In particular influential economic policymakers in prominent organs of national executive government (especially PM&C and Treasury)have found the MEc Pol’s focus on national policy issues very rewarding. The degrees accommodation of a focus on regional economic policy (through coursework choices and research) is worth stressing.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. apply economics to policy formation and evaluation;
  2. understand the issues involved in the coordination of economic policies at national and international levels;
  3. access the academic literature on economic policy;
  4. undertake independent research in economic theory at the graduate level and provide economic intuition for the results;
  5. analyse the economic effects of policy changes and to communicate them as a professional economist in business or government;

Cognate disciplines

Economics

Further Information

This program will be available for S1 and S2 intake.

EMET8001 and EMET8008 can be selected as elective courses for the Master of Economic Policy.

Please note: Postgraduate students in the Research School of Economics are ineligible to undertake CBEA6070  ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project (PG).

It is highly recommended that students take Maths summer course offered by the Research School of Economics upon completion of EMET7001. Further information about this course is available here: https://www.rse.anu.edu.au/students/students/maths-summer-course/

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in Economics may be eligible for consideration of 24 units (one semester) of credit, comprising:

  • ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
  • ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
  • EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data
  • STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

Applicants with a Bachelor Honours degree or Graduate Diploma in Economics may be eligible for consideration of credit for 48 units (1year) of credit, comprising:

  • ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
  • ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
  • EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data
  • STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance
  • ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics
  • ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics
  • EMET8005 Econometric Models and Introductory Econometrics
  • ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I
Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$33,888.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,168.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Economic Policy requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following initial component:

 

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

 

ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

 

48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

 

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues

EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Economic Analysis and Econometrics

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ECON8010 The Economics of Taxation and Redistribution

ECON8034 Public Sector Economics

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

 

30 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8901 Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development

ECHI8011 Classic Works of Economic Theory

ECON8001 Topics in Macroeconomics

ECON8002 Applied Welfare Economics

ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues

ECON8006 International Trade Theory

ECON8008 Japanese Economy and Economic Policy

ECON8009 International Monetary Economics

ECON8010 The Economics of Taxation and Redistribution

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

ECON8014 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II

ECON8015 International Economics

ECON8018 Cost-Benefit Analysis

ECON8021 Topics in Microeconomic Theory

ECON8034 Public Sector Economics

ECON8037 Financial Economics

ECON8038 Industrial Organisation

ECON8039 Health Economics

ECON8040 Resource & Environmental Economics

ECON8041 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

ECON8047 Law and Economics

ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development

ECON8050 Economic Growth

ECON8053 Game Theory

ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

EMET8014 Fundamentals of Econometric Methods

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units EMET7001 Introduction to Economic Models 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units
ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics 6 units ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics 6 units ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I 6 units EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics 6 units
Year 2 48 units ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State 6 units ECON8034 Public Sector Economics 6 units Elective from the restricted list Elective from the restricted list
ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues 6 units EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Economic Analysis and Econometrics 6 units Elective from the restricted list Elective from the restricted list

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.


Study Options

Master of Economic Policy

The following is a typical full-time study plan for those who have no exemptions/credit.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units EMET7001 Introduction to Economic Models 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units
ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics 6 units ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics 6 units EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics 6 units ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I 6 units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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