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Economics has a huge impact on the way the world works — find out how to make the best of what we have and how we can improve on it.
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Like most of life’s important questions, economics focuses on complex interrelationships. It’s about how a change in one area will have repercussions elsewhere. An economics degree from Massey will provide you with ways of thinking about the world, how to make the best of what we have and how to improve on it.
Massey’s Bachelor of Business (Economics) gives you lots of flexibility in the subjects that you study. You will gain a strong grounding in economic theory as well as a broad understanding of the core elements of business such as accountancy, finance, marketing and management.
You can specialise in areas including quantitative methods, international trade, resource and environmental economics, financial economics, managerial economics and public policy.
Massey’s economics programme has been acknowledged by industry for its quality and content. Our graduates are sought-after by major public and private sector employers and many are now placed in prestigious organisations within New Zealand and around the world. The Bachelor of Business will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a sought-after employee.
The Bachelor of Business at Massey University will give you many skills you can use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world. You will be someone that has a sound base in the business fundamentals of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, law and communication.
Massey Business School is ranked in the top 2% globally.
Massey University’s business and management studies and its economics and econometrics programmes in the top 250 in the world (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).
We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration and finance programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
If you know you would like to focus on economics, consider Massey’s Bachelor of Applied Economics which has a more detailed economics study programme. The economics major in the Bachelor of Business gives you a broad and well-rounded education in business. You’ll get a strong grounding in economics, but in a programme that is less rigorous and specialised than the Bachelor of Applied Economics.
Our Future Leaders Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship to recognise emerging leaders enrolling in full-time business and agricommerce programmes at Massey University.
The skills and knowledge of trained economists are highly sought after by the public and private sector, large and small firms, large international agencies, schools and universities, economic policy makers and social organisations. The following list are examples of some of the options open to you:
Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the World Bank all recruit economics graduates. However, on graduating in economics you are not restricted to a career as an ‘economist’. Your economics degree can be the gateway to employment in many other areas, like management, planning, politics, education, finance and banking, and journalism and the media. You can design your economics major to meet your interests and career objectives.
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