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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $32,280 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    80 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 08-December-2021 2021-12-08
Winter-July 04-July-2021 2021-07-04
Summer-January 01-December-2021 2021-12-01
Winter-July 04-July-2022 2022-07-04

Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The BA takes three years to complete if you are studying full time.

You will choose two BA subjects as your two majors (your "double major"). You will take eight courses (120 points) in each major. This includes at least three courses (45 points) at Stage III in each major.

At least half your courses (12 courses or 180 points) must be above Stage I level. The courses for your majors are included in this total.

As well as your majors, you will take elective courses in other subjects. You must study at least three BA subjects (including your majors).

You can choose to take one or two optional modules instead of elective courses. A module is a group of three courses (45 points) that focuses on a specific skill or area of knowledge to benefit or inform future careers.

You will complete two General Education courses. You can also include up to two courses (30 points) from other degree programmes.

In your first year you will probably take eight courses: four in semester one and four in semester two. A typical pattern would be to take two courses in each of three BA subjects, choose one course in a fourth BA subject, and take a General Education course. This gives you an opportunity to explore your interests and discover your strengths.

Towards the end of your first year, you will choose your two majors. In later years you will concentrate on these subjects.

What can you study in Economics?

You can complete a Bachelor of Arts in Economics or a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics (potentially alongside another complementary major).

Stage I courses deal with the broad areas of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics is about decision-making by individual consumers and firms, and how resources are priced and allocated through markets. 

Macroeconomics deals with outcomes for an economy as a whole, such as employment and exchange rates. Both microeconomics and macroeconomics are concerned with how government policies and market outcomes interact.

At more advanced levels, you can study all the main areas of economics and pursue your own interests.

How to structure your study in Economics Bachelor of Arts

You can take a major in Economics as one of your two BA majors (a double major). Complementary BA majors with Economics could be Politics and International Relations or Sociology. You could also choose your second major from a subject such as History or English if you wanted to add another dimension to your studies.

You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$47,360

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $15,080
Tuition 1 person $32,280

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes

You can meet undergraduate English-language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies (EPUS).

Academic background and requirement

Secondary school qualifications

country or region not listed: You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). You must have completed a minimum of three A-level subjects.

India: You need to have one of the following:

  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 75% in the All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Karnataka, Maharashtra and West Bengal State Board Examinations with a minimum of 70%t in English.
  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 80% in all other Higher Secondary State Board Examinations with a minimum of 75% in English.

China:

  • The National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) otherwise known as Gaokao. (Have a high school diploma or equivalent, Be in good health…)

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

  • Bridge your educational gap with a preparation and foundation programme.
  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.

Career opportunities

Potential roles include:

  1. Consultant to commercial banks or financial institutions
  2. Analyst for the Reserve Bank, Treasury, government departments, consulting firms or research institutes
  3. Trade policy adviser
  4. International trade consultant
  5. International business manager
  6. Financial market analyst
  7. 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
  8. Adviser for a NGO (non-governmental organisation)
  9. Economics expert in a management consulting firm

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