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Masters of International Economics and Finance / Commerce

Overview

Gain the skills required to make financial and investment decisions spanning global markets, while developing specialist knowledge in applied finance, professional accounting and information systems.

This dual degree program will increase your understanding of the significant role played by financial markets and institutions in the world economy as you also focus on the key concepts of commerce today.

The international economics and finance component of the program is founded upon a platform of microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics, and extends to teaching you how economic principles may be applied to issues in the international economy, with electives that enable you to concentrate on your specific needs and interests.

During your commerce study, you'll have the opportunity to undertake two fields of study or additional research electives, which may provide a pathway to higher degrees by research. You'll also benefit from UQ's ranking of 43rd in the world for accounting and finance education, a distinction reflected in the quality of course material and contemporary learning environment where you have access to the state-of-the-art Bloomberg Trading Room and can participate in the Student Managed Investment Fund.

The Master of International Economics and Finance program is currently being reviewed to prepare the best experience for our incoming students in 2023.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5694
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45824 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5694
CRICOS Code
096592K
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn why success in today’s business economy depends on your ability to interpret and respond to ever-changing international economic forces.
  • Acquire specialised knowledge of the extensive implications and opportunities arising from the process of greater economic and financial integration around the world.
  • Build your theoretical and technical know-how of the financial services industry by obtaining a greater understanding of finance while advancing your management skills.
  • Gain qualifications in commerce that are recognised by employers worldwide and will elevate you to the next level of your career.

1 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2022

Fields of study

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
  • 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:

  • Accounting
  • Economics for Commerce
  • Finance
  • Information Systems for Management

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Market risk analyst
  • Compliance officer
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Pricing strategist
  • Performance analyst

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

To enrol in the program, a person must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of International Economics and Finance (24 units) and Master of Commerce (24 units) programs.
To enrol in the program, a person must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of International Economics and Finance (24 units) and Master of Commerce (24 units) programs.

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 Masters of International Economics and Finance / Commerce 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

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

To enrol in the program, a person must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of International Economics and Finance (24 units) and Master of Commerce (24 units) programs.

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

The courses in this field of study combine the theoretical frameworks for success in financial management with practical skills in analysis and risk assessment.

You'll also develop a strong understanding of factors that influence finance decision-making in the global market. These newfound skills will be highly sought after and your capabilities for strong financial management will help your organisation increase profitability and sustainability. Many graduates enjoy careers as investment banking analysts and managers in financial institutions and government regulatory agencies, while others establish their own businesses.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

The courses in this field of study combine the theoretical frameworks for success in financial management with practical skills in analysis and risk assessment.

You'll also develop a strong understanding of factors that influence finance decision-making in the global market. These newfound skills will be highly sought after and your capabilities for strong financial management will help your organisation increase profitability and sustainability. Many graduates enjoy careers as investment banking analysts and managers in financial institutions and government regulatory agencies, while others establish their own businesses.

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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.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

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 $45,824

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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

Centrelink support

Scholarships

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

How to apply

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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