1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:
- a four year undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with a strong analytical or mathematical component and with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%); or
- a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent; and
- a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course; and
- the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), unless the applicant has completed an undergraduate degree in Australia or New Zealand or met one of the approved conditions for GRE exemption; and
- referee reports (except for applicants who have graduated from the University of Melbourne within the last 5 years).
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In selecting applicants, the selection committee will consider:
- prior academic performance, and if relevant, professional qualifications;
- the results of a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test completed within the last 5 years;
- an interview for short-listed applicants;
- motivation and capacity to complete the course in a timely manner;
- relevant prior research and/or professional experience;
- the referee reports; and
- the personal statement.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
- To meet the analytical or mathematical prerequisite requirements, applicants with an economics background will normally be required to have a major in economics including calculus-based economics subjects plus an econometrics subject, equivalent to at least ECOM30002 Econometrics, with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%) across the major.
- Applicants from a non-economics background require an undergraduate major of a mathematical/analytical nature including calculus, linear algebra and statistics subjects with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%) and will also be required to have completed microeconomics and macroeconomics subjects at least at the second year level.
- Students who discontinue from the Master of Commerce (Economics) after year 1 but have successfully completed the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Economics) will be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Economics) as an exit award.
- Applicants with a relevant two year postgraduate degree in economics with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%), who have completed subjects which satisfy the prerequisites for both the core and quantitative second year subjects in the Master of Commerce (Economics) may be awarded up to 100 points of credit into the Master of Commerce (Economics).
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Last updated: 1 March 2024