Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
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.
In addition to your core studies, you will be able to choose four courses to suit your career needs or study abroad with a focus on the European Union.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
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, workshops, presentations, group discussions and project 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, oral presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
You will 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. They are designed to develop your work-ready capabilities and your ability to analyse and manage information and contexts, resolve problems and communicate effectively in your future business career. The Investment course makes use of the RMIT Trading Facility.
Other work-connected and industry-relevant options include:
- Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective course you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed to tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
- Business Internship electives where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. These positions are normally unpaid and are designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation. The placement must be self-sourced.
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..
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You will gain knowledge and skills in the core areas of business, economics and finance, and the capability to apply these skills in multidisciplinary environments.
This program prepares you for a range of occupations and industries, such as banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance and superannuation, and in other private sector or government organisations requiring high-level, technical expertise in financial or economic analysis.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Students and graduates of the program are eligible to apply for membership of FINSIA.
Students and graduates are eligible to join the CPA Australia Network. Graduates who undertake additional specified courses can have these counted towards partially fulfilling the academic requirements for Associate Membership of CPA Australia.
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA).
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
- Cross-campus study at RMIT Vietnam
- RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
- Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
This program is also delivered in Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management.
Find out more about international opportunities in the College of Business.