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Master of Economics


Advance your career with a Master of Economics

How to apply

The Master of Economics extends the knowledge of students with an undergraduate degree in economics or a similar discipline, and is an ideal program for those already working in the area or planning a career as a professional economist.

The core units provide advanced training in economics and econometrics, while the electives cater for a range of interests including finance and policy development.

A gateway program is available for students whose undergraduate degree is in a discipline other than economics.

The Benefits of our Master of Economics

  • Our Master of Economics degree offers a wide range of units to help you learn the theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics at an advanced level.
  • You may include in the degree a research project so that you can be prepared for a career in a research area or for further study towards a higher degree.
  • Qualified academic staff with industry-relevant experience will put you at the forefront of new knowledge. Macquarie's research exposes you to the very latest ideas often before they are published.
  • A strong global focus provides you with a comprehensive, international outlook, ensuring you are world-ready business professional.

Career Options

Where can you go with a Master of Economics?

  • central banks and agencies
  • consultancy firms
  • commercial banks
  • educational institutions
  • government
  • investments banks
  • NGOs
  • research organisations.

Feedback from a graduate

Master of economics graduate Annick Lombard

Annick Lombard

"During my university studies, I was also able to participate in the Global Leadership Program, a great way to broaden my degree and engage at a greater depth with present-day issues."

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The Macquarie Experience

  • Macquarie University has its very own train station. So no matter where you are in the greater Sydney area, it's only a short train ride away to undertake postgrad courses at Macquarie.
  • Modern campus - You'll have access to a range of new facilities, including the new state-of-the-art Library and a brand-new Sport and Aquatic Centre.
  • Business internships - Gain valuable on-the-job experience with business internships that can count towards your degree.

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