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Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


In the new information economy, professionals are confronted with masses of data. They are expected to apply econometric methods to analyse this data and provide evidence to management for informed decision-making. The applied econometrics programs are designed to develop expertise in this area, by providing quantitative skills to carry out regression analysis, forecasting, financial market analysis and survey data analysis.

Further information on econometrics can be found at:

Study in these disciplines in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce:

  • further sharpens quantitative and analytical skills
  • enhances career opportunities, with some public sector organizations, in particular, recruiting only honours graduates
  • provides the foundation for further study at the masters and PhD level, including at international universities.


To complete the finance and econometrics major in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce, students must complete:

Semester one

(a.) Two finance units (12 points) from the following:

(b.) two econometric units (12 points) from the following:

Semester two

(a.) Research project (12 points)

(b.) one compulsory unit (6 points)

(c.) one honours unit (6 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • any honours unit offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Note: students must have their enrolment approved by the heads, or nominees of the departments of Econometrics and Business Statistics, and Accounting and Finance.

Related areas of study

Students may be interested in the following disciplines which have some relationship to finance and econometrics:

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant courses

0171 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce