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.
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

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 Analysis

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Analysis

EMET7001 Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

ECON8025 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis

ECON8026 Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis

ECON8013 Optimisation for Economics and Financial Economics

EMET8005 Econometric Methods and Modelling

 

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

ECON8014 Computational Methods in Economics

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

ECON8050 Economic Growth

ECON8053 Game Theory

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

ECON8180 Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

EMET8001 Applied micro-econometrics

EMET8008 Advanced Econometrics II

EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

EMET8014 Advanced Econometrics I

CBEA6070 ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project (PG)

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON7073 Microeconomic Analysis 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Analysis 6 units EMET7001 Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units
ECON8025 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis 6 units ECON8026 Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis 6 units ECON8013 Optimisation for Economics and Financial Economics 6 units EMET8005 Econometric Methods and Modelling 6 units
Year 2 48 units ECON8034 Public Sector Economics 6 units Elective from the restricted list 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 ECON8091, if ECON8034 is not completed. Otherwise elective from the restricted list Elective from the restricted list

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 4.5/7.0


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 4.5/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


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.


Applications for course credit

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

Cognate Disciplines

Economics

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$47,880.00

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 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

  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;

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

This program will be available for S1 and S2 intake.


Students will greatly benefit from taking the Maths summer course offered (for free) by the Research School of Economics as early as possible in their program. Further information about this course is available here: https://www.rse.anu.edu.au/students/students/maths-summer-course/

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 Analysis 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Analysis 6 units EMET7001 Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units
ECON8025 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis 6 units ECON8026 Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis 6 units EMET8005 Econometric Methods and Modelling 6 units ECON8013 Optimisation for Economics and Financial Economics 6 units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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