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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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This highly-specialised and dynamic program trains you to perform high-level financial and economic analysis at management level in both public and private sectors.
Economics as a discipline is constantly evolving to help us understand how and why we allocated resources. It analyses important issues such as poverty, inflation, unemployment, taxes, pollution, crime, finance, inequality, international competition, consumer behaviour, world trade and economic growth.
This program provides the knowledge and skills required in the management of enterprises in both the public and private sectors. This involves both a broad-based multidisciplinary approach and the opportunity for focused, professional training in areas such as economics and finance.
You will complete core business, economics and finance courses and build on your classroom learning through a compulsory industry placement during the third year. You may also choose to study overseas.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The RMIT Trading Facility simulates trading in money and foreign exchange markets and is the only one of its type in Australia, and one of the world's largest tertiary-based facilities.
You will trade with a live market data feed from Thomson Reuters, and experience first-hand the tools and information professionals in the world's leading banks and investment firms use for data, news analysis and market research.
Most of your classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, simulations, workshops, presentations, group discussions, project and syndicate work.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account.
Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, individual research projects and practical assignments.
In third year you will undertake a compulsory (full-time) industry placement through the Cooperative Education program where you will integrate work experience and networking with your learning activities at RMIT. Your professional work in a business context will be supervised and assessed, and feedback from clients and other members of the industry and community is integral to the experience.
You will also have the opportunity to directly apply your academic skills to a work context in a number of work-integrated learning courses such as Quantitative Analysis and Investment. These courses may involve interaction and feedback from industry, the community, clients and/or practitioners. The Investment course makes use of the RMIT Trading Facility.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
Employment prospects in the financial and insurance services sector is expected to grow by 8.5% in the next five years^. RMIT's economics and finance graduates will be well positioned to launch careers across a range of industries, such as banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance, superannuation, not-for-profits, and government organisations.
Careers are available to graduates including:
- corporate, business or financial analyst
- corporate accountant
- treasury dealer
- risk management consultant
- financial investment advisor or manager
- finance manager
- funds manager
- financial broker.
^Department of Employment, Australian Jobs 2016
Professional recognition and accreditation
Students and graduates of the program are eligible to apply for membership of FINSIA.
Graduates who undertake additional specified courses can have these counted towards partially fulfilling the academic requirements for Associate Membership of CPA Australia.
The above professional accreditations have certain other requirements such as a period of relevant industry experience and training programs that would need to be met after graduation.
Completing a global mobility program can help you to stand out in the job market.
In most cases you can gain credit points towards your studies while experiencing another culture and teaching style overseas.
Global mobility options available for this program include:
- Study tours
- First Year Study Tour
- Student exchange
- RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
- Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
Find out more about international opportunities in the College of Business.