About Economics at UNSW
The UNSW Graduate Certificate in Economics is a qualification from UNSW Business School, an institution that consistently ranks within the top 50 worldwide. Within one year this qualification will broaden your career opportunities with quantitative skills, econometrics and microeconomics knowledge.
You’ll develop a strong understanding of economic theory and decision-making in economic policy. You’ll learn to define and resolve economic or public policy problems with effective evidence-based solutions, through rigorous analysis and critical thinking.
You can study around your work/life commitments in a combination of online learning and face-to-face classes. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to progress your career in economic analysis and/or continue to a higher level of study - successful completion of the Graduate Certificate makes you eligible for the Master of Applied Economics.
You’ll develop your specialisation with three compulsory courses, in microeconomics, quantitative analysis and econometrics. You’ll be able to adapt your studies according to your career goals or interests within these compulsory courses and with one elective course.
The elective courses cover topics that span finance and politics. Just some of the options include superannuation and retirement, international trade theory and policy, behavioural economics, and economic growth, technology and structural change.
UNSW Business school ranks within the top 50 worldwide for Economics and Econometrics. We’re also rated “well above world standard” for Economics by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment.