Course details

Bachelor of Applied Economics
Domestic tuition $5,965 per year
International tuition $12,242 per year
Course length 3 years
Completion rate 70%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 78%
In further study 15%
Median earnings $54,076
Job prospects
Great job prospects:
Employed - 78%
Further study - 15%
Median earnings: $54,076 (3 years after graduating)
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About the course

Graduates can demonstrate self-directed and independent learning and are exposed to a range of issues and perspectives. They can identify, evaluate, document, disseminate and employ knowledge in the development of organisational learning. [i.e. transfer of knowledge into the firm/organisation, or application of knowledge to the firm/organisation], and employ techniques of structured analysis of complex situations to address a range of policy and decision-making issues for organisations. They communicate effectively through a variety of communication modes. Graduates can identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and provide reasoned alternatives for their resolution. Graduates possess a broad advanced knowledge of mainstream economic thinking and a familiarity with its application in a range of organisational decision making situations. They can demonstrate a familiarity with the key quantitative tools of analysis that are applied to economic issues. They have a broad awareness of the impact of international factors and government economic policies on business.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent.

About the provider

With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. The university has 3 major campuses in Auckland, Manuwatu and Wellington. Massey University's innovative Auckland campus is located on the North Shore of New Zealand's largest city - Auckland. The campus grounds are peaceful with many native trees and plants, yet it's only a five minute walk to the expansive Westfield shopping centre with its movie theatres, shops, restaurants and numerous fast food outlets. If you want to travel further, there are buses running regular routes around the North Shore region and into Auckland city. The Manawatu campus is located in Palmerston North and is one of the best places in the country to experience the real student lifestyle. With a huge portion of the population under 25 it is the perfect place for learning and living. The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. The Wellington Campus is centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington.

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