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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
Start date: 04-March-2019
Campus:
University of Auckland
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Course details

Summary

Further your study and enhance you career potential with advanced courses and supervised research alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

Programme overview

You can take the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) as a qualification in its own right after a Bachelor of Arts or as a pathway to a one-year Master of Arts

Postgraduate study is a unique opportunity to deepen your study of an academic area that you find intellectually rewarding and personally meaningful.

As well as deepening your knowledge in small classes with some of New Zealand’s leading scholars, you can hone advanced skills that will be an advantage in any career.

Economics

Economics is available for students at both the Business School and the Faculty of Arts.

During your studies you will develop frameworks and methods for analysing social and economic issues. You will gain an understanding of strategic decision-making and an ability to view issues within a national or international context. The emphasis is on developing your competence in economic analysis and applying this to real-world issues.

Our students enjoy research-informed teaching from academics at the leading edge of their discipline. Graduate students receive a rigorous training in current economic methodology and undertake their own research at the frontiers of the field.

Our staff have PhDs from some of the best universities in the world and are among the top-ranked researchers in New Zealand. They are active nationally and internationally at conferences and in publishing their research.

Where can Economics take you?

Studying economics is a pathway to productive and rewarding work in corporations, small and medium enterprises in the private sector, or public sector organisations. A postgraduate qualification opens up further opportunities.

Potential roles include:

  • Consultant to commercial banks or financial institutions
  • Analyst for the Reserve Bank, Treasury, government departments, consulting firms or research institutes
  • Trade policy adviser
  • International trade consultant
  • International business manager
  • Financial market analyst
  • Trade negotiator for New Zealand at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva or in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in Wellington
  • Adviser for a NGO (non-governmental organisation)
  • Economics expert in a management consulting firm

Programme structure

120 points
Advanced taught courses (75 or 90 points)
A small research project such as a dissertation (usually 30 or 45 points)
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time or up to two years part-time
The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying.

Where could this programme take you?

The BA(Hons) can enhance your career potential by sharpening your transferable skills and specialist knowledge. You can take the abilities you have honed through your study into many different roles. Our graduates combine their specialist knowledge with advanced communication, research and analytical skills in a wide range of careers.

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Further study options

Master of Arts
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy
MTESOL

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic) Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) Overall score of 90 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL Overall score of 575 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; C1 Advanced (previously - Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; C2 Proficiency (previously - Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)) Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) Grade of B-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 85.

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