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Bachelor of Business majoring in Economics

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 02-March-2020
Campus:
Hamilton Campus
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Course details

Summary

Our three-year Bachelor of Business will equip you with the flexible skills needed to work in today’s small to large enterprises, using your expertise to help them thrive, grow and succeed in the 21st century.

In first year you’ll get a grounding in all the core areas of business, from accounting, economics and finance through to digital business, marketing, strategy and supply chain management.

Discover which career pathways you’re most passionate about, before specialising in up to two major subjects later on. You can opt to take a second major or 1-2 minors in almost any other undergraduate subject offered at your campus.

The Bachelor of Business will prepare you to play a crucial part in helping organisations run their operations in a responsible way, adapt to the needs of changing markets, and drive innovation processes to develop cutting-edge products or services. With the Bachelor of Business, you’ll develop the bold and curious mindset that today’s employers are looking for, with a good mix of analytical, financial, decision-making, teamwork, project management and communication skills.

A key strength of the Bachelor of Business is that it includes a work-integrated learning paper in third year. You'll gain practical industry experience with an organisation - such as an internship or applied research project - and have the opportunity to test your skills in the real world.

Economics

Studying Economics will help you see the world in a different light; and understand how to apply this new perspective to help resolve issues in our society. You'll learn how to help people, governments and businesses make better decisions about using natural and financial resources to meet different goals.

Economists contribute to government decision-making on many different issues, such as shaping new laws and taxes, or advising on international trade agreements. They can also be involved in recommending incentives and penalties geared towards changing people's behaviour, such as encouraging people to leave their car at home.

You'll learn how to explain the reasons for different market structures, analyse the implications of government policy, anticipate how people might react to price changes, and demonstrate the gains from trade.

Career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Policy analyst / adviser
  • Government economist e.g Treasury
  • Management consultant
  • Research economist
  • Economics teacher / lecturer
  • International trade advisor

Entry criteria

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

You can apply if you have international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA University Entrance. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more details, please visit university website.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. The University's English language entry requirements are: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.5); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 80 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 50 with no PTE communicative skills below 42; Waikato Pathways - Successful completion of Level 7 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE) program.

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