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1 EXPLORING YOUR OPTIONS PRESENTER: Assoc. Professor Alauddin Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator WELCOME

2 WHO AM I? Associate Professor Mohammad Alauddin Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator Room 640, Colin Clark Building Phone:

3 WHO AM I? Qualifications: BA (Hons)– Rajshahi, Bangladesh MA - Rajshahi, Bangladesh MEcon - Adelaide PhD (Economics) – Newcastle, NSW GradCertEducation – UQ PhD (Education) - UQ Research Interests: Agricultural Economics Development & Environmental Economics Pedagogy & Curriculum Development

4 A BIT ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS The UQ School of Economics is highly regarded as one of the leading Economics departments both Internationally and on the Domestic front. The link between Economics and The University of Queensland has been existing for some 100 years even though the School of Economics became its own entity in 1947 and was one of the university’s foundation principles. The School of Economics ranks among the top 50 Economics departments in the world and has a strong research and publication history. “In December 2012, RepEc ranked UQ Economics as 43 rd out of 1858 Economics departments internationally. RePEc, is a collaborative effort of academics in 71 countries worldwide that ranks 10, 700 institutions worldwide.

5 RESEARCH STRENGTHS Economic Theory Econometrics Applied Economics Game Theory Microeconomic Theory Panel Data Anaylsis Time-series Analysis & Forecasting Cross- Sectional Anaylsis Econometrics & Stat. Methods Environmental & Resource Economics Experimental, Behavioural & Evolutionary Methods Agricultural Economics Productivity & Efficiency Analysis Industry Economics & Industrial Organisation Health Economics Macro- economics Econ Dev & Growth International Economics

6 SEMESTER INTAKE The commencing students for semester can be seen below for each of the Postgraduate Coursework Programs offered by the School of Economics. Currently the number of students enrolled for their first semester of study is 133. Program CodeProgram NameStudentsProgram CodeProgram NameStudents 5010Graduate Certificate in Economics 65077Graduate Diploma in Economics Master of Economics15469Master of Development Economics Master of International Economics & Finance Master of Development Economics (Advanced) Master of International Economics & Finance (Advanced) Graduate Diploma in Health Economics Master of Business Economics 55418Master of Health Economics9 5372Master of Business Economics (Advanced) 15419Master of Health Economics (Advanced) Master of Economics and Public Policy 75545Master of Economics and Public Policy (Advanced) 1

7 AND…LIFE AFTER ECONOMICS…… Having graduated from the UQ School of Economics is your ticket to a diversity of domestic and international career opportunities – careers you may not even know exist. You will find yourself among the most highly paid graduates from business related disciplines. Key Employment Sectors: Banking, Finance & Insurance Government (treasury, transport, health, agriculture & environment) International Development or Foreign Affairs Management Academic Private Consulting You could choose to seek employment as an analyst, policy advisor, consultant or economist in the public or private sectors.

8 What happens to UQ Economics graduates after graduation? AND…LIFE AFTER ECONOMICS……

9 YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

10 Postgraduate Orientation Session Icebreaker HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ECONOMICS AND UQ? Postgraduate Orientation Session Icebreaker

11 RULES OF THE GAME Very simple – trivial pursuit type game Find your group (look at the colour card you were given when you arrived) Move to your group area (look at the walls for your group colour) A set of questions will be asked about a range of famous Economists & UQ Discuss within your group and answer them as a team

12 QUESTION 1 Who is this famous Economist? Hint: I’m also a famous sociologist, journalist, historian and philosopher

13 QUESTION 1 ANSWER Karl Marx Karl Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history. His work laid the basis for the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital.

14 QUESTION 2 What is the most important concept David Ricardo developed in his 1817 work “On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation”? a)Gross Domestic Product b)Comparative Advantage c)You know the economy is in crisis when your underwear is old d)The more Starbucks outlets a country has, the higher its taxes

15 QUESTION 2 ANSWER What is the most important concept David Ricardo developed in his 1817 work “On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation”? b) Comparative Advantage David Ricardo, published "On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" in 1817 and in it he developed the idea that nations should produce what they are best at compared to other goods. From this specialisation, along with freer trade, nations can increase the wealth of its producers and make goods more inexpensive for the consumer.

16 QUESTION 3 Which economist is credited with influencing Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher with his "The Road to Serfdom"? a)Milton Friedman b)Thomas Malthus c)Friedrich Hayek d)Donald Duck

17 QUESTION 3 ANSWER Which economist is credited with influencing Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher with his "The Road to Serfdom"? c) Friedrich Hayek In his 1944 work, Hayek argues that any sort of "planning" by the government in economics will eventually lead to the rule of the few, those who do the planning, over the many, who eventually become nothing more than serfs to the few.

18 QUESTION 4 Who wrote “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money”? a)Paris Hilton b)John Maynard Keynes c)Friedrich Hayek d)Professor Flavio Menezes

19 QUESTION 4 ANSWER Who wrote “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money”? b) John Maynard Keynes In his 1936 work, Keynes theorized that to achieve "full employment" of labour and capital, government spending, even into deficit, should be made to increase the "aggregate demand" on goods and services.

20 QUESTION 5 What UQ building is the home of the UQ School of Economics? a)Colin Clark Building b)General Purpose North Building c)Forgan Smith Building d)Gordon Greenwood Building

21 QUESTION 5 ANSWER What UQ building is the home of the UQ School of Economics? a)Colin Clark Building Colin Clark (1905 –1989) was a British and Australian economist and statistician who pioneered the use of the gross national product ("GNP") as the basis for studying national economies. He also worked at UQ for a time.

22 QUESTION 6 What time of the year do the Jacaranda trees flower on the UQ campus? What colour do they bloom?

23 QUESTION 6 ANSWER The Jacaranda tree blooms brilliant purple in October and November Legend has it that if a Jacaranda flower lands on your head, you will fail your exams. Don’t worry … it’s just a myth!

24 QUESTION 7 Who argues in "Capitalism and Freedom" that government, despite good intentions, often did more harm than good upon entering the economic arena, and therefore should stay out of it whenever possible? a)Daron Acemoglu b)Milton Friedman c)John Maynard Keynes d)Jay-Z

25 QUESTION 7 ANSWER Who argues in "Capitalism and Freedom" that government, despite good intentions, often did more harm than good upon entering the economic arena, and therefore should stay out of it whenever possible? b) Milton Friedman In his 1962 book, Friedman argued against the prevailing wisdom of Keynesian economics that had predominated the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. Friedman won the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics.

26 QUESTION 8 Which of the following will Economics students NOT find in the UQ library: a)Quiet study rooms and 24/7 study spaces b)Books and online databases c)Friendly and helpful librarians d)Keeping up with The Kardashians box set

27 QUESTION 8 ANSWER Which of the following will Economics students NOT find in the UQ library: d) Keeping up with The Kardashians box set But you will find a great number of textbooks and readings, books and databases, study rooms, computers for your use and friendly staff to help you research. The library also has an online multimedia database with foreign, Australian and selected Hollywood films - demand demand

28 QUESTION 9 Who am I? Born in 1946 in Perth, I earned my Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University in 1967, and a PhD in During my career, I was a senior Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Bob Hawke ( ), Chairman of Primary Industry Bank of Australia (1989 – 1994), Chairman of Bank West (1988 – 1995), Research Director of the ASEAN-Australia Economic Relations Research Project, amongst other roles. In April 2007, I was appointed to examine the impacts of Climate Change on the Australian economy. Up until 2011, I was a Climate Change Advisor to the Australian Government.

29 QUESTION 9 ANSWER Ross Garnaut Distinguished Professor of Economics at The Australian National University and a Vice- Chancellor’s Fellow at The University of Melbourne.

30 QUESTION 10 Which famous Australian Economist working at UQ Economics wrote a book linking Economics to Zombies? a)Flavio Menezes b)John Quiggin c)Paul Frijters d)Bruce Willis

31 QUESTION 10 ANSWER Which famous Australian Economist working at UQ Economics wrote a book linking Economics to Zombies? b) John Quiggin John is also an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow, and a member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

32 QUESTION 11 What is Mohammad Alauddin’s most favourite food? a)Rice b)Daal c)Fish d)All of the above

33 QUESTION 11 ANSWER What is Mohammad Alauddin’s most favourite food? a) Rice

34 Postgraduate Welcome School of Economics Martin Cvelbar Librarian, Research Information Service St Lucia

35 Library services Library Homepage Borrowing Coursework and Research students have different loan periods, Penalties apply for late return of loans. Ask IT for IT technical support of University resources. Document Delivery for items not held by UQL related to your research. Library Help In person at any branch or via chat or through MyLibrary

36 Research Information Service RIS Librarians can assist in your research with: Information research enquiries, Individual research consultations, Staying up-to-date with literature in the discipline, Bibliographic management tools such as Endnote We also help with information literacy classes.

37 Graduate Economics and Business Library A dedicated postgraduate study space Located in the Colin Clark Building, it comprises 2 areas: Quiet discussion and group rooms, Computer room with 30 computers and printing facilities. The computer room is a shared space between the School and the Library and may be booked by either. The group rooms are bookable via Swipe card access between 6pm and 8am.

38 Library 101 A self-paced tutorial will guide you through all the things you should know about your Library. There are links to Checklists, Activities and Quizzes that will allow you to assess your understanding of that module. https://www.library.uq.edu.au/help/online-tutorials

39 Library Workshops Assignment Research – Business & Economics Find it! Company and Market Find it! Google and Google Scholar Find it! News and Media Use it! Refworks

40 In the SSAH Library O-week and Week 1 10am, 12 noon, and 2pm Library Tours Virtual Tours via

41 Librarian for Economics Martin Cvelbar Librarian, Research Information Service – St Lucia Telephone:

42 EXPLORING YOUR OPTIONS PRESENTERS:Rachel Panousis & Julie Waldon School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Orientation Seminar 24 February 2014

43 Mobile Phones Please ensure all mobile phones are switched off or to silent.

44 Where to Start? Courses & Programs Website Program Information: including entry requirements, courses of study, program descriptions and rules, course schedule Course Information: including required pre-requisites and current and past course profiles. : contains a wide variety of general information for new and current students. You can also access all forms required while enrolled at UQ from this website.

45 Remember: School of Economics website contains: *Suggested study plans *Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) *Information on all PG Coursework programs Please consult this page for assistance, but feel free to contact one of the Administrative Officers should you still require assistance.

46 Who Are We? For questions relating to your program of study, you can contact: Mrs Rachel Panousis Phone: Ms Julie Waldon Phone: Where can you find us? Room 624 (6 th Floor) Colin Clark Building – School of Economics How do you contact us? The address for Postgraduate Coursework is:

47 What do we do? We offer advice on and are involved in the processing of : *Course Progression *Program Requirements *Program Change Request processes *Credit/Exemption Application & Course Assessment processes *Progression planning following failing of compulsory courses *Cross Institutional Information & Application processes *Approval of Study Plan courses for International Exchange in conjunction with the BEL Faculty officer *Approval of requesting to complete an elective courses not on Part B of your program list (i.e. a Non-Scheduled Elective) *Applications to Extend Studies and for New CoE (International Students) *Resolution of enrolment issues (mySI-net Error messages) Should you wish to discuss any of the above please for an appointment with an Administrative Officer: or

48 What don’t we do? We are not able to: *Complete forms on your behalf *Enrol you in your courses *Make decisions about the Exemption/Credit of courses from previous studies *Advocate for you in Academic matters *Advise on the academic content of courses

49 Who else can Assist me? Associate Professor Mohammad Alauddin Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator School of Economics Ms Megan Sandaver Manager, Coursework Students & Programs School of Economics

50 Exemptions If you have completed an equivalent course in your undergraduate studies you may be eligible for an exemption from compulsory courses. To apply for an exemption you must submit the form located at: Please ensure you supply detailed course outlines at the time of submitting your application. To receive an exemption from a compulsory course, the course coordinator must be satisfied that you would not be placed at a disadvantage by not completing the course at The University of Queensland. If you have completed these courses at UQ you will not be required to submit course outlines. Receiving an exemption does not reduce the number of courses that you must complete to be awarded your degree. You should replace any exempted compulsory courses with an elective from Part B of your program course list.

51 Credit If you have completed equivalent courses at a Postgraduate Level at another institution, you may be entitled to CREDIT. To receive credit you must apply using the form located at: Please ensure that you submit detailed course outlines at the time of submitting the application for credit. To receive credit from a course, the course coordinator must be satisfied that you would not be placed at a disadvantage by not completing the course at The University of Queensland. If you have completed these courses at UQ you will not be required to submit course outlines. Receiving CREDIT reduces the number of courses you must complete to be awarded your degree. You do not need to replace courses that you are awarded credit for.

52 Choosing Courses to Study in my Program Each program of study contains a certain number of compulsory (Part A) courses – courses that you must study that form the foundations for your particular program of study. In addition to the compulsory (Part A) courses there is also room for a number of elective (Part B) courses, that can be selected from a number relevant to your program of study and that will build on the foundations of your program. At times students may find a course that may not be on the Part B list of courses for their particular program but wish to study it to add to their knowledge base or to assist with their employment later on. You must apply via the Administrative Officer and receive permission to be given credit for an elective course not included in Part B. This is called a non-scheduled elective course. If the course is approved the Administrative Officer will advise you by and will place a noting on your studies report on mySI-net so that when you are due to graduate this course is credited to your program of study. For further information, please contact

53 Study Plans Sample study plans are available on the School of Economics website at: Should you wish to discuss your study plan with an Administrative Officer, please for an appointment. Please outline the reason for your appointment in your . Please ensure that you include your student number in all correspondence. It is imperative that you plan your study if you are on an articulation plan or are considering requesting a program change and/or early exit from a suite of programs. International Students: should enrol in 4 courses (#8) per semester unless you have an alternative study plan approved which may included Summer Semester courses to enable completion of your program within the normal duration.

54 School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Programs Graduate Certificate in Economics (#8) Code: 5010 Graduate Diploma in Economics (#16) Code: 5077 Master of International Economics & Finance (#24)Code: 5185 Master of International Economics & Finance Adv. (#32)Code: 5372 Master of Business Economics (#24)Code: 5245 Master of Business Economics Adv. (#32)Code: 5376 Master of Development Economics (#24)Code: 5469 Master of Development Economics Adv. (#32)Code: 5470 Master of Economics & Public Policy (#24)Code: 5545 Master of Economics & Public Policy Adv. (#32)Code: 5546 Master of Economics (#32)Code: 5399 Graduate Diploma in Health Economics (#16)Code: 5391 Master of Health Economics (#24)Code: 5418 Master of Health Economics Adv. (#32)Code: 5419 Articulating Students should organize an appointment to discuss their course plan.

55 Pre-Requisites = The course(s) that must have been previously passed to be able to enrol in a particular course. A pre-requisite course will provide the foundation knowledge for you to progress to the next level of course. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they have completed all required prerequisites when enrolling. Pre-requisite requirements will be listed via the Programs & Courses website. In your 1 st semester of study most plans will suggest that you enrol in: *ECON7010Consumer & Firm Behaviour *ECON7020The Macroeconomy *ECON7300Statistics for Business & Economics PLUS one other course. The three courses listed above provide the building blocks for most other Economics courses.

56 Program Change Requests All students should request program changes via mySI-net. This request is available following the official release of grades until the Friday before Orientation Week each semester.  Log into  Drop Down  Select Submit Form mySI-net myPage Personal Program Program Summary Graduation Semester Plans Study Load Enrolment Status Report Program Change Request Courses

57 Program Change Requests You should be aware that to be approved to change programs from one Postgraduate Coursework program to another that you must meet the required GPA for that program. For example: If you are currently enrolled in the Master of Development Economics and you wish to change programs to the Master of Development Economics (Advanced), you would need to have a cumulative GPA of at least 4.75 in order for your request to be approved. If you do not have the required GPA it is most likely that you will be denied your program change request. Please ensure that you are enrolled in the correct program of study.

58 Exchange Study To complete some of your Postgraduate Degree at an overseas institution is a wonderful opportunity and experience. Students undertaking Master’s Degrees are eligible to apply for exchange studies. If you are interested please check out You will find experiences shared by other students who have taken the opportunity to be part of the exchange study program.http://www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad/ Another link to have a look at is via the BEL Faculty “Study Overseas on Exchange at This will highlight eligibility requirements as well as information sessions that BEL Faculty arrange.http://www.bel.uq.edu.au/exchange The first point of contact for your application should be Ms Anneliese Berglind who can be contacted at the BEL Faculty by on If you are considering Exchange studies you should start planning now as there is a lot of necessary planning that must take place for an exchange to eventuate.

59 International Students - Visas As an international student you will be issued a visa for the required length of your program of study. You must enrol in 4 courses per semester as per your program plan. If you do wish to vary the suggested plan you should contact the School and make an appointment with one of the PG Coursework Administration officers for assistance. Should you not enrol in a manner that will facilitate the completion of your program within the regular time frame i.e. 3 semesters for a #24 Masters or 4 semester for a #32 Masters you are at risk of your visa extension not being approved. For example if you enrol in a course that you do not have the required pre-requisite background. If you fail a course, you should contact the Administrative Officer/s for assistance in planning your program to completion. You may be able to catch up over summer semester by studying one of the courses that are on offer for your Program of Study. In some circumstances it may be that the only way to complete the program of study is for a visa extension/renewal of COE. If this is the case and you have enrolled in correct manner previously, usually your visa extension will be recommended and/or approved. If you are concerned please contact

60 Examination Period 7 – 13 JuneRevision Period 14 – 28 JuneExamination Period 28 JuneSemester 1 ends 23 – 25 JulyDeferred & Supplementary Examinations held

61 Important Dates All important dates can be found on the website Starting at UQ 3 rd March – Semester 1 begins 14 th March – Last date for addition or substitution of courses on mySI-net & due date for payment of fees and charges 31 st March – Semester 1 Census date – Last date to drop courses without financial penalty 30 th April – last date to drop courses without academic penalty – financial penalty remains Mid-Semester Break – 21 – 27 April

62 Opportunities INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES:  Start planning your exchange now – the application process takes 12 months; BEL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES:  Short term internship placements with a range of organisations;  Volunteer placements in Australia and internationally;  Graduate roles with some of the world’s largest organisations;  Network with employers, industry professionals and alumni; EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS: A listing of Faculty and School events for Business, Economics & Law EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS – ECONOMICS: A listing of School of Economics Seminars and events

63 YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS


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