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Master of International Economics and Finance

Overview

Expand your career across global markets by gaining unique expertise in international economics and finance.

In an ever-changing world, equip yourself with advanced knowledge of international finance to best identify emerging challenges, create long-term solutions, and adapt to meet growing demands in the global economy. 

One of UQ's most sought-after postgraduate degrees, the Master of International Economics and Finance incorporates two distinct study areas to diversify your skillset and boost career opportunities across public and private sectors. Designed for students from any academic discipline, the program develops critical expertise in various economic models and concepts, financial markets, international trade and investment, and consumer behaviour. 

From theoretical knowledge in analysing market risks to practical skills in programming probabilities, you’ll learn how to address global challenges both independently and collaboratively. You will graduate with a unique skillset that prepares you to succeed in finance and investment, government policy, commercial enterprise and international development.  

This program can be used as a pathway to a higher degree by research.  

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5590
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$44144 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years full-time (only available as full-time study)
2 Years full-time (only available as full-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5590
CRICOS Code
082601G
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Prepare for one of many exciting careers in the growing world of globally integrated economics and finance.
  • Build your personal profile and employability with practical assessments, feedback from industry experts, international networking and careers advice.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of learning online or in person with peers and experts from around the world.
  • Engage with learning content, resources and activities at any time and from anywhere to suit your schedule.
  • UQ School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of research-intensive economic departments in the world. Source: Research Papers in Economics.

1 in Queensland for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

51 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • International Financial Management
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Research Methods in Economics

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Finance analyst
  • Portfolio manager
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Pricing strategist
  • Performance analyst
  • Market risk analyst
  • Pricing strategist

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Economic Society of Australia
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

It's possible to complete this degree in 2 years or 1.5 years depending on your qualifications and experience.

You can apply for any duration as long as you meet the entry requirements. You may also be eligible to apply for credit or exemptions to shorten your degree further. You'll graduate with the same qualification no matter how long you take to complete the degree.

2-year degree (32 units of study)

To be eligible to complete the degree in 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)full-time (only available as full-time study), you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies from UQ, or
  • a Graduate Diploma in Economics from UQ.

 You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

1.5-year degree (24 units of study)

If you have relevant prior learning or experience, you can reduce the number of courses you need to complete and graduate in less time.

To be eligible to complete the degree in 1.5 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)full-time (only available as full-time study), you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Economics from UQ.

 You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include:

  1. a bachelor degree in economics, business or commerce, or
  2. a bachelor degree containing at least 4 courses in any of the following 3 areas:
  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • statistics
  • mathematics

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of International Economics and Finance are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$37,920

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $44,144

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of International Economics and Finance pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of International Economics and Finance is 5590.

This program is available in multiple durations. You can apply for any duration as long as you meet the entry requirements.

When you apply, select your preferred duration. If you don't meet the requirements for your first preference, we'll automatically consider you for entry into a longer duration.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study

Applying online

All domestic applications should be submitted to UQ.

The program code for the Master of International Economics and Finance is 5590.

This program is available in multiple durations. You can apply for any duration as long as you meet the entry requirements.

When you apply, select your preferred duration. You can also ask us to consider you for a longer duration if you don't meet the entry requirements for your first preference.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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