Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Economics)

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Open up a world of employment options

With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) you’ll build on your undergraduate interests and develop your analysis and research skills.

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What is it like?

Economics at Massey is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) at Massey you’ll build on your undergraduate degree and further investigate topics in economics that have taken your interest.

On our economics programme you’ll investigate how businesses decide what to produce and how many people to employ, explore how people decide what to consume, and learn about big-picture world economics.

This programme will help you in your own decision-making, and in better understanding developments in the economy and society in general. It offers ways of thinking about the world that let you make the best of what you have, and improve on it.

Investigate your interests further

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) gives you flexibility in the subjects you study. You could explore topics such as international trade in agri-food products, or natural resource and environmental economics, for example.

Be sought-after by employers

Massey's economics programme has been acknowledged by employers for its quality and content. Our graduates are sought-after by major public and private sector employers. When you complete your postgraduate diploma, you could join our graduates working in prestigious organisations in New Zealand and around the world.

A good fit if you:

  • Are interested in going onto a Master of Arts (Economics)
  • Wish to advance your interests in contemporary economic theory
  • Want to investigate a particular aspect of economics


The skills and knowledge of trained economists are highly valued by the public and private sector, large and small firms, large international agencies, schools and universities, economic policy-makers and social organisations.

You might work as any of the following:

  • Agricultural economist
  • Business analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Energy research officer
  • Environmental economist
  • Health economist
  • International economist
  • Microeconomics analyst

Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the World Bank all recruit economics graduates. But your degree can also be the gateway to employment in many other areas, such as management, planning, politics, education, finance and banking, journalism or the media.

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