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Master of Applied Economics

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM024

CRICOS 073670B

The Master of Applied Economics is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of theoretical and applied economics. The degree is based on training in core areas of economics and optional specialised courses. The program emphasises knowledge of analytical techniques and the ability to apply them in new contexts, providing the training required of a professional economist working in government departments, business and not for profit organisations.

Graduates with a qualification majoring in economics (or students who have completed qualifying courses) will take a combination of intermediate and higher level courses in international trade and finance, economic theory, applied economics and econometrics.

Students whose degree is in another discipline, such as arts, engineering, science or business, must complete the Graduate Certificate in Economics before being admitted to the Masters program. Completion of the Graduate Certificate plus the Masters of Applied Economics will take 2 years of full-time study. Local students may study part-time.

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM024
    Mid-year entry Yes
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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree in Economics or equivalent, or a completed Graduate Certificate in Economics, or a completed Graduate Certificate in International Economics. All applicants must have achieved credits in the following University of Adelaide courses or equivalent: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics and Intermediate Econometrics.
    Prerequisites You must have achieved credits in the following 3 subjects (or equivalent): * Intermediate Macroeconomics * Intermediate Microeconomics * Intermediate Econometrics.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM024

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 073670B
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 You must have achieved credits in the following 3 subjects (or equivalent): * Intermediate Macroeconomics * Intermediate Microeconomics * Intermediate Econometrics.
    International Qualifications Bachelor of Economics or equivalent where the related equivalent program includes Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Intermediate Econometrics or equivalent, and with at least a credit average (or equivalent) for these three subjects; OR a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Economics or equivalent where the equivalent program includes Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Intermediate Econometrics or equivalent and with at least a credit average (or equivalent) for these three subjects.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $25,000

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $34,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates can expect to find employment in the government sector, particularly with the Central banks and the Ministry of Finance, as well as private banking and financial institutions around the world.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

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    Potential careers

    Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Economic Researcher, Economist, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, International Trade or Business Analyst, Management Consultant, Manager / Business Management, Stockbroker, Taxation Officer

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Graduates with a qualification majoring in economics (or students who have completed qualifying courses) will take a combination of intermediate and higher level courses in international trade and finance, economic theory, applied economics and econometrics.

    Students whose degree is in another discipline, such as arts, engineering, science or business, must complete the Graduate Certificate in Economics before being admitted to the Masters program. Completion of the Graduate Certificate plus the Masters of Applied Economics will take 2 years of full-time study.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    To qualify for the degree of Master of Applied Economics you must complete courses with a combined total of not less than 36 units
    comprising the following:
     Compulsory courses (9units): ECON 7001 Econometrics PG
    ECON 7238 Challenges in Economic Policy and Applied Research (this is the 6 unit research capstone course)
     Three of the following courses not previously taken (9 units): ECON 7016 Resource & Environmental Eco PG
    ECON 7032 Public Economics PG
    ECON 7044 International Finance PG
    ECON 7058 Development Economics PG
    ECON 7062 Game Theory PG
    ECON 7072 International Trade PG
    ECON 7114 Money, Banking & Financial Markets PG
    ECON 7221 The Economics of Climate Change
    ECON 7236 Sports Economics PG
    ECON 7237 Industrial Organisation PG
     Two of the following courses not previously taken (6 units): ECON 7067 Economic Development IV
    ECON 7100 International Finance IV
    ECON 7102 International Trade IV
    ECON 7115 Public Economics IV
    ECON 7204 Econometrics IV 
    ECON 7122 Macroeconomics IV 
    ECON 7121 Microeconomic Theory IV
    ECON 7223 Advanced Time Series Econometrics IV
    ECON 7229 Behavioural Game Theory and Experiments IV 
     Plus additional courses (12 units): Additional courses to the value of 12 units chosen from the PG or Level IV courses above, or an additional 6 units plus ECON 7225 Master of Applied Economics Dissertation (6 units)
    Please note:  Some courses require some mathematical or statistical background. Consult the Course Planner for up to date course information, availability and scheduling for 2016.

    Assessment

    Assessment is based on a range of methods. Typical examples of those methods include examinations, tests, individual or group assignments, projects, presentations, online quizzes, and tutorial work.

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Last updated: Monday, 16 May 2016