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In 2014 the University of Sydney’s School of Economics launched the Master of Economics Analysis, which is rapidly becoming a benchmark for high-end postgraduate economics training in Australia. Read more
In 2014 the University of Sydney’s School of Economics launched the Master of Economics Analysis, which is rapidly becoming a benchmark for high-end postgraduate economics training in Australia.

This year we are launching our new Master of Economics, which combines an enhanced focus on industry-relevant training with the academic rigour that has long been a hallmark of our postgraduate economics coursework degrees. The new course has a distinct focus on applied economics and you will have the opportunity to tailor your study to your own interests and experience by selecting elective units from a wide range of options. We aspire for the Master of Economics to be recognised as the preferred professional development qualification in the Australian job market and the economics postgraduate degree of choice for employers seeking to hire at the postgraduate level.

The University of Sydney Master of Economics comes from a long tradition of excellence that started in 1920. A Nobel Laureate, John Harsanyi, numerous business leaders and many Australian politicians received their undergraduate and/or postgraduate Economics training from us. While our enviable reputation owes a great deal to our distinguished alumni community, it is complemented by the strength and dynamism of our research activities. We are ranked as world class in all fields of economics and are top-rated in the Asia-Pacific in a number of applied fields such as Macroeconomics and Behavioural Economics.

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Learn how to solve complex economic problems and find yourself in demand by employers in public and private sectors. Environmental management is a specialist area of economics that focusses on the key links between economics and the environment. Read more
Learn how to solve complex economic problems and find yourself in demand by employers in public and private sectors.

Environmental management is a specialist area of economics that focusses on the key links between economics and the environment.
Studying issues such as environmental sustainability and the management of protected environments on the back of a strong economics fundament, this major prepares students for a career in any area relating to natural resource and/or environmental management – either within the private or public sector, or with an international non-government organisation (NGO).
Theories studied in this major will be applied within the context of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest, two World Heritage Areas at JCU’s doorstep.

Comprehensive learning

As well as Environemental management, this program provides training in the key areas of economics. The skills acquired will help you to manage problems associated with:
*The labour market
*human resource management
*exchange rates
*profitability
*politics
*social welfare
*financial fragility
*the environment.

These acquired skills will help you to secure jobs in the government sector, the financial sector and in large private firms.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who:
*Hold jobs that require a solid understanding of economics
*aspire to be promoted to a job whole a solid understanding of economics is expected
*and/or are considering moving into sectors in which economics expertise is vital.

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Master of Economics, JCU graduates will be able to:
*Critically analyse economic theory from both historical and recent perspectives
*Evaluate contexts within which different economic methodologies should be applied
*Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different perspectives within a discipline and between disciplines
*Critically analyse contemporary economic policy issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on an intra- and interdisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence
*Apply creative thinking effectively to economic analysis and model building
*Present complex economic analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using effective oral presentation skills
*Present complex economic analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using clear and fluent written communication
*Work effectively towards completing an independent, substantial research-based project, demonstrating personal autonomy in conducting research
*Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving different economic policy problems
*Explain characteristics specific to the tropics which are relevant to economic decision making.

Award title

MASTER OF ECONOMICS (MEc)

Entry requirements (Additional)

English band level 1 - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 6.0 (no component lower than 5.5), OR
*TOEFL – 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 79 (minimum writing score of 19), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 57

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English language proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Why JCU?

James Cook University’s professional programs are internationally recognised and teaching staff are often research leaders in their fields.
James Cook University provides a productive research environment with academic staff and support readily available.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

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This globally focused degree is designed for graduates who want to become professional economists or econometricians. Even if you have not studied economics at undergraduate level you can graduate with a world-class specialisation in economics. Read more

Overview

This globally focused degree is designed for graduates who want to become professional economists or econometricians. Even if you have not studied economics at undergraduate level you can graduate with a world-class specialisation in economics.
- Use the quantitative skills from your Science degree to develop models of the economy and analyse real world economic data
- Use the qualitative skills from your Arts degree to argue the merits of various economic policy prescriptions

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-economics

Key benefits

- Offers a wide range of subjects exploring the theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics at an advanced level
- Provides a strong global focus and a comprehensive, international outlook, ensuring you are ready for the next step in your career
- Puts you at the forefront of new knowledge as you are taught by highly qualified academic staff with industry-relevant experience
- Broadens your analytical skills and equips you with the knowledge required to move between roles
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

Suitable for

Professionals wanting to expand their career opportunities and further develop their analytical and decision-making skills. This degree allows you to make the jump to the next level in your career.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 2 year program
Bachelor degree in any discipline;

- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience (minimum 3 years full-time) in relevant area;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and the completion of a significant number of economic, commerce or business units or an accredited qualification from a relevant professional institute such as:
----Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)
----CPA Australia
----Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

- 1 year program
Honours, Graduate Diploma or Masters in relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience (minimum three years full-time) in a relevant area.

- Relevant disciplines
Qualifications within a Economics or Business / Commerce discipline (such as Economics, Econometrics, Political Economy, Finance).

- Relevant areas
Professional work experience includes roles requiring technical or specialist expertise or managerial / decision making functions with broad knowledge or skills in key concepts or principles in Economics.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Many opportunities exist in both the private and government sectors of business and industry. Graduates can work as financial analysts, market analysts, investment analysts, business journalists, management consultants, researchers, and planning/policy analysts.
This degree can also be a pathway to a PhD in Economics.

Employers
Master of Economics graduates are in high demand with central banks, government departments, international organisations, financial institutions, regulators and large organisations.
- consultancy firms
- commercial banks
- government
- educational institutions
- investment banks
- NGOs
- research organisations

Average starting salary
Graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to Graduate Careers Australia, the average Economist graduate starting salary is $80,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-economics

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Get training in the key areas of economics with our one-year Graduate Diploma. Our Postgraduate Diploma of Economics program is designed to help prepare graduates to be economic analysts in the public or private sector. Read more
Get training in the key areas of economics with our one-year Graduate Diploma.

Ready for the workforce

Our Postgraduate Diploma of Economics program is designed to help prepare graduates to be economic analysts in the public or private sector. It also serves as a stepping-stone towards completing our Master of Economics (MEc) program.

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Economics, JCU graduates will be able to:
*Analyse economic theory from both historical and recent perspectives
*Consolidate the range of different economic methodologies
*Synthesise sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems
*Critically analyse contemporary economic policy issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on an intradisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence
*Apply creative thinking effectively to economic analysis
*Present complex economic analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using effective oral presentation skills
*Present complex economic analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using clear and fluent written communication
*Work effectively towards completing a directed small scale research-based project, demonstrating knowledge of research principles
*Exercise independent ethical judgment in solving different economic policy problems
*Explain characteristics specific to the tropics which are relevant to economic decision making.

Award title

Graduate Diploma of Economics (GDipEc)

Course articulation

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Economics are eligible for entry to the Master of Economics, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the graduate diploma.

[[Entry requirements (Additional)
English band level 1 - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 6.0 (no component lower than 5.5), OR
*TOEFL – 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 79 (minimum writing score of 19), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 57

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Why JCU?

James Cook University professional programs are internationally recognised and teaching staff are often research leaders in their fields.
James Cook University provides a productive research environment with academic staff and support readily available.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

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Learn how to solve complex economic problems and find yourself in demand by employers in public and private sectors. JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. Read more
Learn how to solve complex economic problems and find yourself in demand by employers in public and private sectors.

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Master of Economics, JCU graduates will be able to:
*Critically analyse economic theory from both historical and recent perspectives
*Evaluate contexts within which different economic methodologies should be applied
*Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different perspectives within a discipline and between disciplines
*Critically analyse contemporary economic policy issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on an intra- and interdisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence
*Apply creative thinking effectively to economic analysis and model building
*Present complex economic analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using effective oral presentation skills
*Present complex economic analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using clear and fluent written communication
*Work effectively towards completing an independent, substantial research-based project, demonstrating personal autonomy in conducting research
*Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving different economic policy problems
*Explain characteristics specific to the tropics which are relevant to economic decision making.

Award title

MASTER OF ECONOMICS (MEc)

Entry requirements (Additional)

English band level 1 - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 6.0 (no component lower than 5.5), OR
*TOEFL – 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 79 (minimum writing score of 19), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 57

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English language proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

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With the advantage of combining a specialisation in either Energy Economics or Mineral Economics with the Curtin MBA, the 450-credit MSc(MEE)/MBA is becoming a popular choice for students with experience in the resources area wanting consolidation of their business and management skills. Read more
With the advantage of combining a specialisation in either Energy Economics or Mineral Economics with the Curtin MBA, the 450-credit MSc(MEE)/MBA is becoming a popular choice for students with experience in the resources area wanting consolidation of their business and management skills.

Students are streamed according to their undergraduate background into non-technical/business or technical/business options.

Reasons to choose Curtin for this course

DMEE offers one of only four Mineral and Energy Master of Science courses internationally and our student cohort represents 30 different countries. Originally established with the University’s Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in the prominent mining town of Kalgoorlie (with which it maintains strong linkages), DMEE is now housed within the CGSB in Perth’s central business district. This complements the CGSB’s reputation as a leading provider of graduate management and leadership education with particular expertise in resources and energy markets.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

How this course will make you industry ready

The teaching programs are offered in a highly flexible way to cater for busy professionals endeavouring to balance work and study commitments, and for students working on a fly-in-fly-out basis.

While the courses have a strong theoretical base, they are characterised by their practical relevance. All teaching faculty have considerable experience in industry. Participants also benefit from the global popularity of the courses providing great opportunities for international perspectives to be shared and for long-term international contacts and networks to be established.

When

January, May or August

Other notes

Entry to all CGSB courses is via competitive entry. For details about applying to these courses, please visit our How to Apply pages. Please note that International student are still subject to the competitive entry requirements however must apply through the Curtin International Office.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

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This course will provide you with an introduction to economic, financial and management issues important to the mineral and energy sectors. Read more
This course will provide you with an introduction to economic, financial and management issues important to the mineral and energy sectors. You will choose from a range of coursework units and tailor your studies to suit your professional needs and interests.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

When

January, May or August

Notes

It is available as a part-time program in a combination of intensive course work modules and normal semester classwork which may be taken either as an internal or external student. Students normally enter the program during first semester each year. Depending upon previous experience, qualifications and background, students may be required to undertake foundation units in economics and accounting as part of the course.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

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Building upon foundation business and mining studies, this course will prepare you for more senior management roles within the mining and energy sectors. Read more
Building upon foundation business and mining studies, this course will prepare you for more senior management roles within the mining and energy sectors. You will complete a range of coursework units focusing on economic, financial and management issues as they relate to the resources sector.

This course will provide you with a thorough foundation in resource sector management and general business theories. They will equip you with a range of analytical and managerial skills suitable for senior management and decision making roles in resources, mining and energy companies.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

When

January, May or August

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

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The Master of Economic Analysis is an advanced and challenging graduate program in economics for highly focused students. It is designed as a postgraduate counterpart of our successful Bachelor of Economics (Honours). Read more
The Master of Economic Analysis is an advanced and challenging graduate program in economics for highly focused students. It is designed as a postgraduate counterpart of our successful Bachelor of Economics (Honours). The program caters to those seek to build towards postgraduate research or to those who aspire to positions of intellectual leadership as professional economists in government, NGOs or the private sector.

Tuition incorporates the advanced tools of economic modelling, and how to apply them to understand and analyse real-world phenomena. The Master of Economic Analysis includes a yearlong, individually supervised research component.

Please note: There is also a http://sydney.edu.au/courses/master-of-economics for those students seeking a pathway into a career in economics.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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This world-class degree delivers a flexible, career-oriented and relevant postgraduate business education in a range of disciplines. Read more

Overview

This world-class degree delivers a flexible, career-oriented and relevant postgraduate business education in a range of disciplines. It is highly practical, designed to meet employer needs and provides graduates with the capabilities for careers in the professions.

Choose either one or two specialisations from Accounting, Business Management and Organisations, Corporate Governance, Economics, Finance, Financial Crime and Governance, Human Resource Management or Marketing. A wide range of electives are available to broaden or deepen knowledge.

Internships: Earn credit towards the completion of your degree through a supervised workplace internship. Students who have completed one semester of postgraduate study can apply to take a supervised workplace internship in their second semester of study for credit. Internship numbers are limited and competitive! Partnerships are arranged on a best fit basis, where the needs of the organisation and the student are carefully matched and compared. You will work under the guidance of a workplace mentor and are supported by an Internship Advisor from the University. The unit, BUS880 Business Internship will help set your degree apart as you gain real-life work experience. This unit will require you to complete 150 workplace hours and a number of academic assessments.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-commerce

Key benefits

- Offers breadth or depth of knowledge – develop your knowledge across a broad area of business and commerce, or elect to complete one or two specialisations to develop depth of knowledge in those areas
- Allows you to create a program which takes into account knowledge and skills from your prior working experience or recent undergraduate studies
- This degree can be combined with the Master of Accounting (Professional) or the Master of Biotechnology to give you a 2.5 year course to explore other areas of interest and qualify with an accredited accounting degree
- Offers a contemporary business issues capstone unit and research project

The Faculty of Business & Economics offers masters students the opportunity to gain real-world work experience and receive academic credit while completing their studies at Macquarie University. More information here http://www.businessandeconomics.mq.edu.au/postgraduate_coursework_programs/internships

Suitable for

It is suitable for professionals who wish to update their business knowledge and skills, be promoted as a specialist in a managerial position, or change career direction.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 2 year program
Bachelor degree in any discipline.

- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience (minimum 3 years full-time) in relevant area;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and the completion of a significant number of commerce or business units or an accredited qualification from a relevant professional institute such as:
Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)
CPA Australia
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

- 1 year program
Honours, Graduate Diploma or Masters in relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience (minimum three years full-time) in a relevant area.

- Relevant disciplines
Qualifications within a Business / Commerce discipline (such as Marketing, Advertising, Sales, International Business, Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance).

- Relevant areas
Professional work experience includes roles requiring technical or specialist expertise or managerial / decision making functions with a broad knowledge or skills in key concepts or principles in marketing and/or business.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Notes

- Internships
Earn credit towards the completion of your degree through a supervised workplace internship. Students who have completed one semester of postgraduate study can apply to take a supervised workplace internship in their second semester of study for credit. Internship numbers are limited and competitive! Partnerships are arranged on a best fit basis, where the needs of the organisation and the student are carefully matched and compared.

You will work under the guidance of a workplace mentor and are supported by an Internship Advisor from the University.

The unit, BUS880 Business Internship will help set your degree apart as you gain real-life work experience. This unit will require you to complete 150 workplace hours and a number of academic assessments.

Careers

Career Opportunities
Master of Commerce graduates can expect career opportunities in diverse industries. Roles can include:
- corporate governance risk officer
- financial crime analyst
- finance manager
- general manager
- management accountant
- management consultant
- market analyst
- marketing manager
- product development manager

Employers
- accounting and consulting firms
- large and small businesses
- business analyst firms
- financial institutions
- marketing and PR firms
- government organisations
- merchant bankers
- stockbrokers
- management consultancy firms

Average starting salary
Graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to Graduate Careers Australia, the median starting salary for masters coursework graduates in business studies is $90,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-commerce

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The Master of Cultural Economy is a program built on the recognition that contemporary culture is a growing economy. Music, film, new media, computer games, publishing, music, the visual and performing arts, tourism, crafts, design and fashion all offer dynamic careers now and in the future. Read more
The Master of Cultural Economy is a program built on the recognition that contemporary culture is a growing economy. Music, film, new media, computer games, publishing, music, the visual and performing arts, tourism, crafts, design and fashion all offer dynamic careers now and in the future. Policymakers at city, national and international levels understand that the benefits of the cultural economy go beyond monetary value and are essential for social well-being. Cultural pursuits are the markers of contemporary civilised societies. 'Cultural economy' helps you understand how the cultural and the economic fit together – for without the culture, there would be no economy.

The Master of Cultural Economy offers an individual roadmap to dynamic careers in the independent arts and creative/cultural industries; working in cultural policy, governance and community development; and/or seeking to place cultural economies in an historical context, and its implications for contemporary practice.

The course offers a research or internship project component, which provides the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary contexts to combine theory and practice in responding to local and global issues at individual, community, corporate and government levels. For instance, you may participate in the unit Shanghai City Lab, a unique program aimed at immersing students in the cultural economy of Asia's new global metropolis.

As a student in the Master of Cultural Economy, you will be taught by academic staff who are widely regarded as leading experts in their respective fields. Further, you will attend regular presentations from a range of policymakers, industry practitioners, cultural activists, urban planners and community groups. These include Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia; Melbourne cultural policy representatives; live music campaigners; cultural consultants working with indigenous groups; and creative industry practitioners and advisors.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/cultural-economy-a6004?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Foundations for advanced cultural economy studies, Part B. Core Master's study and Part C. Advanced expertise. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part C or a combination of the two.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

PART A. Foundations for advanced cultural economy studies
These studies will introduce you to cultural economy studies at advanced undergraduate or graduate level. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a cognate field.

PART B. Core Master's study
These studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of cultural economy studies practice and research to further your understanding of the complex ecosystem in which cultural and economic goals and dynamics combine in ways that transgress traditional disciplinary and policy boundaries.

PART C. Advanced expertise
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You have two options.

The first option is a program of coursework study where you select the units to suit your own interests. This option includes the opportunity to undertake an internship in the field.

The second option is a 24 point research thesis. Students wishing to use this Masters course as a pathway to a higher degree by research should take this second option.

Students admitted to the course, who have a recognised honours degree in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences, will receive credit for Part C, however, should they wish to complete a 24 point research project as part of the course they should consult with the course coordinator.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/arts

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/cultural-economy-a6004?domestic=true#making-the-application

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