Financial Economics


Financial Economics focuses on understanding how individuals, firms and markets manage financial risk. This major analyses decision-making by individuals, business, government and global organisations, and deals with important issues such as economic growth and development, the causes and effects of inflation, income distribution, public policy design and implementation, and the means to improve overall efficiency and living standards.

Graduate roles include Economic and Financial Forecaster, Economic Researcher, Financial Analyst, Financial Economist, Financial Planner, Investment Analyst, Policy Advisor, Superannuation Advisor and Wealth Management Analyst.

Studying Financial Economics at UNSW

Financial Economics is offered as an undergraduate major by the UNSW Business School for students enrolled in commerce or economics degrees. Students interested in pursuing a career in financial economics may wish to study Finance as a second major.

Students with above average grades in their Financial Economics courses are invited to join the Honours program, requiring an additional year of study. An Honours year adds extra value to an undergraduate degree and is highly regarded by employers.

Financial Economics can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3134 Mat Sci and Eng Hons/Commerce Major ECONJ13134
3136 Mat Sci and Eng / Commerce Major ECONJ13136
3155 Actuarial Studies / Commerce Major ECONJ13155
3462 Commerce/Education (Secondary) Major ECONJ13462
3473 Music (Honours) / Commerce Major ECONJ13473
3502 Commerce Major ECONJ13502
3521 Commerce/Economics Major ECONJ13521
3523 Advanced Maths (Hons)/Commerce Major ECONJ13523
3529 Commerce/Science Major ECONJ13529
3543 Economics Major ECONJ13543
3554 Commerce (Co-op) Major ECONJ13554
3558 Commerce (International) Major ECONJ13558
3559 Commerce/Media (PR & Advert) Major ECONJ13559
3563 Economics / Science Major ECONJ13563
3564 Economics/Advanced Maths(Hons) Major ECONJ13564
3566 Economics/Adv Science (Hons) Major ECONJ13566
3567 Commerce / Fine Arts Major ECONJ13567
3568 Commerce / Design (Honours) Major ECONJ13568
3573 Commerce / Arts Major ECONJ13573
3574 Economics / Arts Major ECONJ13574
3584 Commerce / Information Systems Major ECONJ13584
3586 Actuarial Studies Major ECONJ13586
3587 Actuarial Studies (Co-op) Major ECONJ13587
3588 Actuarial Studies / Economics Major ECONJ13588
3593 Commerce/Adv Science (Hons) Major ECONJ13593
3764 Engineering (Hons)/Commerce Major ECONJ13764
3784 Commerce / Computer Science Major ECONJ13784
3835 Commerce / Aviation (Mgmt) Major ECONJ13835
3967 Commerce / Computer Science Major ECONJ13967
4058 Economics/Educ (Secondary) Major ECONJ14058
4733 Commerce / Law Major ECONJ14733
4744 Economics / Law Major ECONJ14744

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