Diplomas and Certificates

Specialist Certificate in Economic Design

Two subjects totalling 25 credit points
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International
Flexible entry

The Specialist Certificate in Economic Design provides relevant economic knowledge and frameworks that assist you in creating innovative solutions to market design challenges.
The course explores economic design principles and mechanisms, current microeconomic developments and methods for more efficient diagnosis and resolution of policy and resource allocation problems.

The topics are tailored to people who use Economics in their day to day roles; from business strategists, policymakers and regulators, as well as postgraduate Economics students.
The Specialist Certificate is taught by a team of microeconomic scholars from leading Australian universities. Delivered in intensive mode, over a four week period for two days per week and often onsite at your workplace, the course is ideal for working teams. The course can also be taught at the University of Melbourne.
The course comprises 2 subjects, each worth 12.5 credit points which can be used as a pathway into postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics, including Master of Economics.

Eight topics are covered in the Certificate including; auctions, two-sided markets, strategic behaviour, matching markets and antitrust, collusion and regulation. All eight topics are assessible on participatory, experimental and written elements.
For each topic two written assessments are required to be completed outside of the classroom;

  • One minor assessment to be submitted one week prior to the topic's delivery, and
  • One assignment submitted two weeks post topic delivery.

To be considered for entry applicants must meet prerequisites:

  • An undergraduate degree of equivalent qualification, plus at least 5 years documented, full time relevant professional experience or;
  • 10 years relevant professional experience which demonstrates the capacity to sucessfully undertake the course.
  • The minimum language requirements for this course are Band 6.5.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2017 Course dates and Locations are:

  • Canberra June 7-29 and June 8-30
  • Melbourne July 3-27 and July 4-28

Applications open April 21, 2017 and close May 5 2017.

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