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Graduate Certificate of Economics

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

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  • Minimum 24 Units
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  • Minimum 24 Units
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Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Economics requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:


18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

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

ECHI1006 The Australian Economy: Past and Present

EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data

Study Options

Year 1 ECON7073 Microeconomic Analysis 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Analysis 6 units EMET7001 Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis 6 units OR ECHI1006; STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0.


Or at least 10 years of work experience in an ANZSCO Skill Level 1 role.


Cognate disciplines

Economics


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0.

If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.


Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au


ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications


Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.


Cognate Disciplines

Economics

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$18,000.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$23,940.00

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 Graduate Certificate of Economics is designed to provide a foundation in economics for whose prior economics training is minimal or nonexistent. The Graduate Certificate will be attractive to those whose present or intended career calls for them to understand and appreciate economic discussion and analysis.

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

  1. understand the economic principles that underpin modern economics;
  2. undertake elementary economic analysis;
  3. communicate analytical reasoning in writing; and
  4. to provide economic intuition for the evaluation of economic policy using basic economic analysis

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

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.

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/

About this degree

This program requires the completion of 4 courses (24 units), and would typically be undertaken full-time in one semester.

Completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy  

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy  

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

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

ECHI1006 The Australian Economy: Past and Present

EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data

Students who are intending to progress to the Graduate Diploma of Economics or the Master of Economics, Master of Applied Economics and Master of Economic Policy are required to complete EMET7001 instead of ECHI1006.

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.

Study Options

Graduate Certificate of Economics

The following is a typical full-time study plan.

Study Options

Year 1 ECON7073 Microeconomic Analysis 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Analysis 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units EMET7001 Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis 6 units

Academic Advice

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track page:
https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/fasttrack 

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