• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code ITFN-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
International Trade and Finance Specialisation

Economic policies for international trade and finance rely on advanced understanding and high-level skills in quantitative economics. This specialisation will provide students with advanced knowledge of trade and finance theory combined with applied quantitative analysis and interpretation of trade and financial data. Compulsory courses in the specialisation will establish understanding of international trade and economic welfare, trade markets, asset allocation and pricing, and financial econometrics. Elective courses offer specialisations in financial markets, trade and development, modelling the global economy, and services and investment policy. To maximise learning and career outcomes for those in finance and international trade in public, private and non-government sectors, an Academic Convenor provides advice on course planning, events of interest and meets regularly with the group.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

IDEC8010 Quantitative International Economics

IDEC8014 Quantitative Financial Economics


12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8015 International Economics

ECON8006 International Trade Theory

FINM7044 Applied Valuation

FINM7045 Asian Capital Markets

FINM8007 Topics in International Finance

FINM8016 Portfolio Construction

IDEC8083 The Role of Financial Markets and Instruments for Economic Management and Development

IDEC8009 Trade, Development and the Asia–Pacific Economy

IDEC8127 Modelling the Global Economy: Techniques and Policy Implications

POGO8213 The Global Trading System

POGO8015 Foreign Direct Investment Policy


This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of International and Development Economics degree program.

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