Master of Economics
The Master of Economics is designed for those wishing to build on their existing qualifications in Economics. Many Master of Economics graduates choose to pursue careers as economic researchers and decision makers, while the course is also useful to teachers seeking to improve their professional qualifications through postgraduate studies.
Course description, features and facilities
Topics covered include microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, financial economics, resource economics, public economics, quantitative economics, economic history and economic development.
UWA’s Economics discipline enjoys a large number of international vising experts and guest lecturers. For more than two decades, the discipline has been a partner in the innovative PhD Conference in Economics and Business, which has hosted almost 600 students from major universities around the world.
In addition, the discipline’s international connections are further enhanced by a significant flow of economists from other institutions who visit the Business School to present research results and to work with our staff and students. Recent visitors include Sir David Hendry from Oxford University, and the late Arnold Zellner from the University of Chicago.
Further, the annual Shann Memorial Lecture invites a prominent economist to deliver a presentation in the area of economics and finance. All of these events generate considerable interest from the economics community and stimulate the discipline’s teaching and learning activities.
"I had an amazing experience in Perth and UWA lived up to its reputation of being a university of high academic standard. In June 2010, I completed my Master of Economics at UWA Business School and today I work as a financial analyst at one of Scandinavia’s major banks. Acquisition and leveraged finance is my focus area and I get to use the analytical framework that I developed at UWA. My specialisation in mathematics and econometrics proved to be a competitive edge when applying for analyst positions."
Graduates can expect to find work in government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as opportunities in the private sector including banks, consultancy companies, international agencies, insurance companies and the finance industry.
Further study opportunities
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Last updated February 5, 2016