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Financial Economics

What is Financial Economics

Financial Economics is concerned with understanding how financial instruments are priced in markets and how individuals and firms manage financial risk. Markets for financial instruments arise because some firms and individuals want to borrow while others want to save. Markets for financial instruments also arise because firms and individuals want to manage financial risk. Understanding how the prices of financial instruments are determined in the market place is a central concern of financial economics, along with the design of new financial derivatives.

Financial Economics as part of your Diploma

UNSW Diploma students learn the fundamentals required for their future studies in discipline-specific diploma courses that are equivalent to First Year undergraduate courses at UNSW Sydney.

The added support that diploma students receive will equip them with academic and English skills and ensure they are well prepared for their journey into Second Year at UNSW Sydney.

Financial Economics Diploma courses

View the courses you will be studying in your first year at UNSW Global below.

  • Microeconomics 1
  • Business and Economic Statistics
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Financial Management
  • Global Business Environments
  • Organisational Resources
  • Value Creation
  • Data, Insights and Decisions
  • Communication & Academic Literacy (CAL)

Note: Courses are subject to change.


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