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  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
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The Master of Financial Economics is an elite, interdisciplinary degree preparing graduates for a career requiring advanced analytical skills and drawing on an advanced knowledge of finance and economics. The program not only teaches students how to apply well known models but also equips them with an understanding of the technical foundations of those models. These skills are highly marketable because they allow for the design and empirical testing of new financial instruments and models in new market environments.

About this degree

The Master of Financial Economics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

78 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ECON8011 Microeconomic Theory

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

ECON8021 Topics in Microeconomic Theory

ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

FINM7007 Applied Corporate Finance

FINM7008 Applied Investments

FINM8004 Advanced Corporate Finance

FINM8006 Advanced Investments

FINM8100 Applied Project in Finance

STAT6039 Principles of Mathematical Statistics

STAT8002 Applied Time Series Analysis


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8053 Game Theory

ECON8080 Advanced Behavioral Economics



6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8037 Financial Economics

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

FINM7003 Continuous Time Finance

FINM8009 Derivatives: Markets, Valuation and Risk Management

FINM8014 Applied Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets

FINM8016 Portfolio Construction

FINM8017 Trading and Markets

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer 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.

Remember you will need 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.

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