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Studying Economics will help you develop the analytical skills needed to be an effective problem solver of real-life issues. You'll learn how to apply your skills to issues ranging from employment and housing, to public health, transport and environmental pollution.


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Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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- COMBO (2018)

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Economics as a single major for the BBus or BMS(Hons)

If you wish to take Economics as a single major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus) or Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons)), you'll need to pass 135 points (9 papers) in this subject area, including at least 105 points above 100-level and 60 points above 200-level.

As all papers are 15 points, you will need to complete 2 x 100-level, 3 x 200-level and 4 x 300-level papers for your major. No more than three 200-level papers may be included in this major.

The specific requirements for a single major in Economics are that you must take the following 9 papers:

  • ECONS101 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
  • ECONS102 Economics and Society
  • ECONS200 Understanding the Global Economy
  • ECONS202/301 Economic Growth and Wellbeing
  • ECONS205 Data Analytics with Business Applications
  • ECONS302 Microeconomics and Business Economics
  • Remaining papers are chosen from the following:
    • ECONS203/306 Economics and Strategic Interaction
    • ECONS204/307 Economics of Land, Water and Environment
    • ECONS303 Applied Quantitative Research Methods
    • ECONS304 International Economic Issues
    • ECONS305 Entrepreneurial Discovery and Innovation
  • MNMGT495/496/499 Business Experience paper

No more than three 200-level papers may be included in this major.

For the Bachelor of Business single major in Economics, you must include MNMGT495/6/9 Industry Experience/Internship/Report of an Investigation as part of your major.

There are no additional requirements for the major in Economics within the Bachelor of Business Analysis.

For the BMS(Hons), in fourth year you are required to complete a further 60 points at 500-level in papers relevant to your Economics major.

Economics as a 2nd Major for any bachelor's degree

If you are enrolled in a bachelor's degree that doesn't list Economics, you can normally still take it as a 2nd Major subject. You'll need to pass 120 points (8 papers) in this subject area, including at least 90 points above 100-level, of which at least 45 points must be above 200-level.

As all papers are 15 points, you will need to complete 2 x 100-level, 3 x 200-level and 3 x 300-level papers in Economics.

The specific requirements for a 2nd Major in Economics are that you must take the following 8 papers:

  • ECON200 Macroeconomics and the Global Economy
  • ECON202 / 302 Microeconomics and Business Economics
  • ECON204 Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance
  • No more than two FINA coded papers from the subject papers' list for economics

Economics as a Minor for any bachelor's degree

If you wish to take Economics as a Minor for any bachelor's degree at the University of Waikato, you'll need to pass 4 papers (60 points) in this subject (ECONS), including at least 2 papers (30 points) above 100-level.

The specific requirements for a Minor in Economics are that you must include:

  • ECONS101 Business Economics and thew New Zealand Economoy

Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours

To complete the BBA(Hons) majoring in Economics, you must pass 120 points at 500-level, include at least 60 points from one subject area (Economics), and submit a Portfolio of Achievement.

You must also include:

  • Either ECON591 Economics Dissertation or ECON592 Economics Dissertation
  • No more than one FINA-coded paper from the subject papers' list for Economics
  • And choose at least one paper from the following:
    • ECON501 Macroeconomic Analysis
    • ECON508 Applied Microeconomics with Game Theory
    • ECON519 Microeconomic Analysis - Methods
    • ECON520 Microeconomic Analysis - Theory
    • ECON528 Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance
    • ECON529 Microeconometrics
    • ECON543 Applied Econometrics

Graduate Certificate (GradCert) in Economics

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Economics, you'll need to pass 60 points at 100-level or above, including at least 45 points at 300-level or above. At least 45 points must be papers in the subject of Economics.

The specific requirements for Economics are that you may include no more than 20 points in Finance (FINAN)-coded papers.

For full details of papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ECONS

Please note: You may need to meet additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Graduate Diploma (GradDip) in Economics

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma in Economics, you must pass 120 points at 100-level or above, including at least 75 points at 300-level or above. At least 90 points must be from the subject area of Economics.

The specific requirements for Economics are that you must include:

  • Either ECONS200 Macroeconomics and the Global Economy or ECON202/302 Microeconomics and Business Economics
  • No more than two FINA-coded papers from the subject papers' list for Economics
  • Remaining papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table.

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ECONS

Please note: You may need to meet additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Economics

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate in Economics, you'll need to pass 60 points at 500-level from the subject area of Economics.

You'll need to meet with the Economics Graduate Convenor to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study.

Papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table.

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ECONS

Please note: You may need to meet additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Economics

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, you'll need to pass 120 points at 500-level, including at least 90 points from the subject area of Economics. You'll also need to submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the Postgraduate Diploma qualification information for further details). You can choose to take up to 30 points from other graduate subjects with the permission of the department's Graduate Convenor.

You'll need to meet with the Economics Graduate Convenor to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study.

The specific requirements for Economics are that you must include at least one of the following papers:

  • ECON501 Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON508 Applied Microeconomics with Game Theory
  • ECON528 Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance
  • ECON529 Microeconometrics
  • ECON543 Applied Econometrics

Remaining papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table.

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ECONS

Please note: You may need to meet additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Master of Management Studies (MMS) in Economics or Applied Economics and Finance

The completion requirements for the Master of Management Studies depend on your admission criteria; please refer to the qualification information for further details. However, you'll need to:

  • Take 30 points in recognised graduate research methodology papers, which must include:
    • MNGT502 Research Methods in Management Studies for Economics and Finance
    • Either ECON528 Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance or ECON529 Microeconometrics (unless passed previously)
  • Take a dissertation (591 / 592) or thesis (593 / 594) in your subject area
  • Submit a Portfolio of Achievement
  • Meet the specific requirements prescribed for either 'Economics' or 'Applied Economics and Finance'
  • Meet with the department's Graduate Convenor to discuss an appropriate personal programme of study

Option one: Economics

The specific requirements for Economics are that you must include (unless passed previously) a paper from at least two of the following three core areas:

  • Macroeconomics: ECON501 Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomics: Either ECON508 Applied Microeconomics with Game Theory
  • Econometrics: One of either: ECON528 Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance or ECON529 Microeconometrics or ECON543 Applied Econometrics

Option two: Applied Economics and Finance

The specific requirements for Applied Economics and Finance are that you would normally be expected to take a balanced mixture of Economics and Finance papers and (unless passed previously) include:

  • One paper from either: ECON501 Macroeconomic Analysis, or ECON508 Applied Microeconomics with Game Theory
  • One of ECON528 Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance, or ECON529 Microeconometrics, or ECON543 Applied Econometrics
  • FINA510 Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
  • FINA517 Investments, Portfolios and Financial Markets

Remaining papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification and subject in the tick-chart table (for Applied Economics and Finance, also see the Finance tick-chart for futher papers that can be included).

For full details of available papers, visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/ECONS

Please note: You may need to meet additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending upon your programme of study.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Please contact the Economics Graduate Convenor.


Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Hamilton
Phone: +64 838 4303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Economics subject convenors:

Maria Fitzgerald
Administration manager
Phone: +64 7 838 4758
Email: mfitzy@waikato.ac.nz

Dr Susan Olivia
Senior lecturer in economics
Email: susan.olivia@waikato.ac.nz

Dr Dan Marsh
Senior lecturer in economics
Email: dan.marsh@waikato.ac.nz

Dr Gazi Hassan - MNMGT495/499/599 enquiries
Senior lecturer in economics 
Email: gmhassan@waikato.ac.nz