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Master of Economics

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

MEC
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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  • 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

Program Requirements

The Master of Economics 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

 

ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists

 

ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

 

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

 

ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

 

ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

 

EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data

 

EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

 

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

 

 

 

48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

 

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

 

ECON8011 Microeconomic Theory A

 

ECON8022 Macroeconomic Theory (Master)

 

EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Econometrics

 

 

 

A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following electives:

 

ECON8001 Topics in Macroeconomics

 

ECON8002 Applied Welfare Economics

 

ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues

 

ECON8006 International Trade Theory

 

ECON8009 International Monetary Economics

 

ECON8010 The Economics of Taxation and Redistribution

 

ECON8018 Cost-Benefit Analysis

 

ECON8021 Topics in Microeconomic Theory

 

ECON8050 Economic Growth

 

EMET8001 Applied micro-econometrics

 

EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

 

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

 

EMET8014 Fundamentals of Econometric Methods

 

 

 

A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following electives:

 

ECON8901 Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development

 

ECHI8011 Classic Works of Economic Theory

 

ECON8008 Japanese Economy and Economic Policy

 

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

 

ECON8014 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II

 

ECON8015 International Economics

 

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

 

ECON8053 Game Theory

 

ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

 

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

 

 

 

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the following courses to continue to the concluding component:

 

ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists

 

ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

 

ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

 

EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

 

 

 

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average markwill be transferred to the Master of Economic Policy or the Graduate Diploma of Economics.

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 Analysis of Economic Models and Data 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 ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists 6 units OR ECON8013;

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%.

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the following courses to continue to the concluding component:

  • ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists
  • ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics
  • ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics
  • EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of Economic Policy or the Graduate Diploma of Economics.

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

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,312.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,800.00

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.

The Master of Economics reputation for rigorous training in graduate economics - underlined by its research-active pedagogy - attracts outstanding students to the University. In particular influential economic policymakers in prominent organisations of national executive government (especially PM&C and Treasury)have found the MEc’s focus on national policy issues very rewarding. The degrees accommodation of a focus on Australia's place in the region (through coursework choices and research) is worth stressing.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. undertake formal economic analysis and empirically test solutions to economic problems;
  2. possess the technical skills needed to access the academic literature in most fields of study in economics;
  3. to assimilate the significant content of recent developments in both theoretical and applied economics;
  4. undertake independent research in economic theory at the graduate level and provide economic intuition for the results

Further Information

This program will be available for S1 and S2 intake.

Students who do not meet the 70% progression requirement in the Master of Economics may transfer to the Master of Economic Policy.

For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to info.cbe@anu.edu.au. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.

About this degree

This program requires the completion of 16 courses (96 units), and would typically be undertaken full-time over two years.

Enrolment Status

While it is possible for domestic students to enrol in fewer courses per semester, ie. undertake part-time study, it will take you longer to complete your program. International students must undertake full-time study.

You must complete the foundation level courses (ECON7073, ECON7074, EMET7001 and STAT7055) before progressing to the higher level courses (ECON8025, ECON8026, ECON8013 and EMET8005).

 Please be aware that ECON6015 is not offered in 2015. It is replaced by ECON8013 for this year.



Study Options

Master of Economics

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 STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data 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

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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