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Bachelor of Applied Economics

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: Expected July-2020
Campus:
Auckland Campus
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Course details

Summary

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

Applied economics is economics in action, on the ground. The intellectually-exciting and socially-relevant Bachelor of Applied Economics (BApplEcon) from Massey University is a prestigious practical economics degree that is socially-relevant. It will prepare you for an exciting future.

The BApplEcon is a prestigious and practical degree, focusing on economic analysis and policy-making within the New Zealand economy and internationally. Through the Bachelor of Applied Economics you will become familiar with mainstream economic thinking and the key quantitative tools of analysis that are applied to economic issues,. You’ll also gain an understanding of broader issues - like the impact of international factors and government economic policies.

Communicating complicated concepts will be an important part of your role. You’ll learn communication techniques and self-directed and independent learning that will help you in your future career. You’ll be exposed to a range of issues and perspectives and learn how to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and provide reasoned alternatives for their resolution.

You will be challenged to grow and perform at a high level, and you'll be rewarded with a top-quality education and access to many of the best career opportunities in New Zealand and internationally. The BapplEcon is based on a solid foundation of compulsory courses, but provides flexibility for you to choose courses yourself. You can specialise in a particular area or retain a general focus. You can also include a minor in accountancy, finance or valuation and property management.

Careers

Applied economics will prepare you for a range of roles in the economics analysis and policy-making arena within New Zealand and internationally.

If you would like to graduate and step directly into the role of a professional economist, this is the degree to choose. This is also the best option for students planning to undertake postgraduate studies in economics. Recent graduates of applied economics have found employment with several government ministries, including Treasury and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and major corporations, such as ANZ and Spark.

Economists are highly sought after in the private and public sector, big and small firms, large international agencies, schools and universities and economic policy and social organisations. With a BApplEcon you can join the world of business in a variety of roles.

  • Business analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Energy research officer
  • Environmental economist
  • Financial policy advisor
  • Graduate economist
  • Health economist
  • International economist
  • Institution development coordinator
  • Lecturer in economics
  • Microeconomic analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Trainee dealer

Structure

The BApplEcon degree requires a minimum of 360 credits acquired over three years, with the following requirements:

  • not more than 180 credits at the 100-level
  • at least 270 credits must be taken from the Schedule for the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Economics (This includes all compulsory courses)
  • include at least 90 credits at the 300-level
  • remaining credits may be taken from more Economics courses (prefix 178), or approved courses from any other degree courses

Candidates may credit to the BApplEcon course no more than 45 credits in which they have gained an R (restricted pass). A restricted pass shall not qualify as a pass for corequisite or prerequisite purposes.

Entry criteria

There are no special entry requirements for entry into the BApplEcon beyond those that qualify you for study at the University. In order to widen your choice of courses, or to fit in with your other commitments, you may opt for a mix of internal and distance learning courses. It would be useful if you had studied Economics, or Maths with Calculus, or Maths with Statistics at secondary school.

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

Course variations

Expected July-2020 - Massey University

Campus:
Massey University
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: Expected July-2020
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Expected July-2020 - Massey University

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Massey University
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Duration:
3 years
Start date: Expected July-2020
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