Master of Economics

2 years full-time, Parkville Campus - Domestic and International students.


The Master of Economics is a two year degree in advanced studies in economics and econometrics. it provides training in critically reading the literature and experience in undertaking independent research. The program is ideal for those who wish to acquire the skills needed to practice as a professional economist in the public or private sectors. The program also provides a foundation to undertake further study at the PhD level.

Who is it for?

The Master of Economics is designed for students with prior training in economics or a cognate discipline with a strong analytical/mathematical component, who wish to acquire the advanced skills needed to practice as a professional economist in the public or private sectors. The program is also an appropriate foundation for further PhD study.

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program have found employment in the following roles:

  • Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Economist, Productivity Commission
  • Research Fellow, Australian National University
  • Senior Commercial Analyst, Telstra
  • Network Strategy Consultant, Ericsson
  • Economist, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

Learn from the best

David dickson

Professor David Dickson, Actuarial Science

Professor Dickson has a PhD from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (Scotland) and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. David is also an Associate Editor of Insurance: Mathematics & Economics of Annals of Actuarial Science, a member of the Editorial Board of North American Actuarial Journal, and an Editor of ASTIN Bulletin.

Shaping economic thought

Business and economics building

Economics students at MBS benefit by studying with the leading economics department in Australia. Subjects are taught by some of the world’s best economists – scholars whose research places them at the forefront of their discipline and who regularly advise government and international agencies. Our dedicated research units attract local and international academics who continually push the boundaries of knowledge in the fields of economics and econometrics.

Solving tomorrow's problems

Economics cmd

Economics provides skills in problem solving for business and government. It examines ways to understand what happens in markets, the performance of national economies and approaches for analysing and interpreting data. Ultimately, economics facilitates better decision making about the myriad of problems you will confront in the commercial world or in government. The University of Melbourne is home to the Department of Economics and the Melbourne Institute.

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The Melbourne Business School offers a range of Economics programs including:

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