Many of the great issues we face require trade-offs between conflicting objectives - this is the essence of Economics.

Economics is central to the social sciences. The study of Economics will give you a broad but thorough appreciation of modern economics. The emphasis is on developing your competence in economic analysis and applying this to real-world issues.

Economics and your career

Economics can give you a strong platform for your future career. You could work in industry, central or local government, international business, the financial sector, journalism or teaching. You might be a 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; an adviser for a leading NGO (non-governmental organisation); an economics expert in a management consulting firm; or a policy analyst for The New Zealand Treasury.

Study options in Economics

Economics is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Arts. Economics is taught by the Department of Economics within the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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