Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce

The Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce offers you the opportunity to combine high-level finance study with advanced study of international trade, economic evaluation techniques and quantitative skills.

At a glance

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Commence study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2018
Graduate with a dual master's degree
Delivered at the UQ St Lucia campus

Offering comprehensive training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and finance, you can also choose from a large number of economics electives, or courses that cover topics from international business or finance.

This cross-discipline program is offered in conjunction with UQ Business School and the School of Economics, home to the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking.

Who is this degree for?

Designed for those who are aspiring to excel in the banking, investment, international finance or trade industries, this two year program will equip you to take on the modern challenges facing business in the 21st century. 

Program Specialisations

The Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce develops your comprehensive training in microeconimcs, macroeconomics, econometrics, and finance. Students will further develop their knowledge of financial theory and practice in the Applied Finance field of study. 

What career outcomes are there?

The Masters of International Economics and Finance/Commerce is a dual degree that is highly regarded by organisations worldwide, whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

Graduates can expect to work in a range of fields, including management consulting, electronic retailing, stockbroking, banking and finance, or funds management.

Other graduates use the Master of Commerce to further their research ambitions and proceed to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.


As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • The Student Employability Team (SET) – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to set and achieve your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • Employer presentations on campus – provides opportunities to meet UQ graduates currently employed in industry and understand what the employer is looking for in a new hire.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.


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