The Graduate Certificate in Economics provides a pathway to the Master of Economics degree in one of the world’s top 50 economic schools. In this program, you’ll develop essential knowledge in microeconomics and econometrics and gain strong quantitative skills. You will also have the opportunity to apply to the Master of Economics after completion, although courses completed in the Graduate Certificate do not count towards the higher degree.

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Why choose this degree?

This program ensures you deepen your knowledge and skills in the field of economics.

Who should choose this degree?

Someone interested in a pathway to a Master of Economics chooses this program.

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Career opportunities

  • Government Departments, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Treasury
  • International Organisations, including the major banks
  • Consulting Firms
  • Research Centres
  • Educational Institutions

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is:

a bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent overseas institution in economics (BEc); OR other advanced cognate disciplines with required technical skills (e.g. mathematics, finance, or statistics) with WAM of 65%, plus a compulsory component of intermediate level microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics as well as competency in mathematical and statistical methods; OR *equivalent as determined by the UNSW Business School. Entrance to the program also requires that applicants should:

have achieved an average of 65% or higher in the last two years of economics and quantitative methods courses in their bachelor degree; and satisfy the University's English Language requirement. Applicants without an adequate background may be required to undertake some preliminary coursework in intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics as well as econometrics.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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