Master of Economics

Macquarie University

Economic issues are inherent in our everyday lives. Economics affects us as consumers, employees, producers, investors, manufacturers, carers and much more. As members of a society, we all need to be able to make informed decisions about the optimal allocation of our limited resources. With its global focus, this course will provide them with the skills and knowledge they'll need for a career as a professional economist or econometrician in Australia or across the world. Key features: This course provides a strong global focus and a comprehensive, international outlook, ensuring individuals are ready for the next step in your career; students will study a wide range of units exploring the theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics at an advanced level; Individuals will develop models of the economy and analyse real-world economic data, as well as argue the merits of various economic policy prescriptions; as a graduate, Students will be at the forefront of new knowledge as the teachers are highly qualified academics with industry-relevant experience; students will have the opportunities to develop their research skills while undertaking a research project as well as a capstone unit. This program is suitable for professionals wanting to expand their career opportunities and further develop their analytical and decision-making skills. This degree allows individuals to make the jump to the next level in their career.

Course Fee:

Australian: $59,600
International: $72,000

Entry Requirements:

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent with minimum GPA of 4.5 (out of 7.0)


64 credit points; min 16 credit points at 600 level; min 48 credit points at 800 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Development; Econometrics; Economic analysis and policy; Financial economics

Study Pathways:

If applicants have a major in economics in their undergraduate degree they may be exempt from the gateway component, allowing them to complete the Master of Economics in 2 semesters of full-time study.

Further information:

This course is available for internal study only.

Who for:

Professionals wanting to expand their career opportunities and further develop their analytical and decision-making skills

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Part time 4 years
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 2 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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