Economists help people, government and businesses to make better-informed decisions about using natural, human and financial resources to meet their future goals. Studying economics will develop the analytical skills needed for solving real-life issues ranging from employment and housing, to public health, transport and environmental pollution.

Economics is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Business (BBus), Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))[1] and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Economics may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Economics as a single major for the BA, BBus, BCC or BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Economics, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete ECONS101, ECONS102, BUSAN205, ECONS200 or ECONS209, ECONS202, ECONS301, 30 points at 300-level from the papers listed for the subject, and one of WSAFE396 or WSAFE399.

To complete Economics as part of a double major for the BA, BBus, BCC, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Economics, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete ECONS101, ECONS102, BUSAN205, ECONS200 or ECONS209, ECONS202, ECONS301, and 30 points at 300-level from the papers listed for the subject.

To complete a minor in Economics, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Economics major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete ECONS101.

NOTES:

[1] There will be no new enrolments into the BMS(Hons) from 2024. Students who commenced a BMS(Hons) in 2023 or prior should contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Economics papers

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Code and paper title Points
ECONS101 Economics for Business and Management right arrow

This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24VA (National Economics University, Vietnam) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
ECONS102 Economics and Society right arrow

This paper introduces selected economic models, with a focus on developing and applying critical thinking skills to a range of business and social...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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BUSAN205 Data Analytics with Business Applications right arrow

This paper introduces various data analytical methods and illustrates their business and economics applications, showing how to use data to...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
ECONS200 Understanding the Global Economy right arrow

This paper focuses on developing understanding of contemporary global issues, including economic well-being, sustainable growth, emerging economies...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
ECONS202 Microeconomics and Business Economics right arrow

This paper formally develops the economic theory of business and consumption decisions.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
Code and paper title Points
ECONS301 Economic Growth and Wellbeing right arrow

This paper covers the main macroeconomic models. There is analysis of the design and impact of macroeconomic policy, including implication for...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS303 Applied Quantitative Research Methods right arrow

This paper provides essential quantitative skills for analysing empirical data, evaluating causal effects of actual or proposed interventions and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
ECONS304 International Economics Issues right arrow

This paper covers in-depth analysis of the global economic environment, including international trade, access to markets and cross-border movement of...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS305 Entrepreneurial Discovery and Innovation right arrow

This paper utilises economic theory and methods to analyse entrepreneurial opportunity, behaviour and risk management to sustain business dynamism...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS306 Economics and Strategic Interaction right arrow

The aim of this paper is to provide an introduction to strategic thinking and analysis through the basic techniques of game theory, and to illustrate...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS307 Economics of Land, Water and Environment right arrow

This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of the role of economic analysis in solving real world environmental problems including...

15 24B (Hamilton)
WSAFE396 Management Internship right arrow

The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
WSAFE399 Report of an Investigation right arrow

This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
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ECONS501 Macroeconomic Analysis right arrow

This paper covers selected aspects of macroeconomic theory, policy and evidence. Most of the topics are centred directly or indirectly on a stylised...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS506 Economics for Business right arrow

An analysis of the economics of business including producers, consumers, markets and the role of the State. This paper is designed for MPAcct and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24G (Hamilton)
ECONS507 Quantitative Methods for Business Analysis right arrow

This paper provides students with a thorough grounding in the applied quantitative techniques required for professional practice in business, finance...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24G (Hamilton)
ECONS520 Microeconomic Analysis - Theory right arrow

This course covers Masters-level training in microeconomic theory. The first half of the course will focus on consumer and producer theories. The...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS524 Topics in Economic Policy Analysis right arrow

This paper focuses on selected topics in the economics of policy analysis.

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS528 Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance right arrow

This paper provides students with theoretical and practical skills in econometrics that should enable them to carry out a wide range of applied...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS529 Microeconometrics right arrow

This paper develops skills in cross-sectional and panel data pertaining to individuals, households and firms including research design and evaluation...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS533 Topics in Trade and Development right arrow

This paper focuses on selected topics in trade and development. These will include aspects of trade policy and evidence in the world economy and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS543 Applied Econometrics right arrow

A postgraduate paper in econometrics for students who have not included an advanced paper in econometrics in their undergraduate degree.

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS552 Global Trade Modelling right arrow

This paper introduces and applies general equilibrium modelling, particularly to international trade issues. Students will have the opportunity to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS590 Directed Study right arrow

Selected topics may be available. Please discuss these with the Graduate Convenor.

30 24X (Hamilton)
ECONS591 Economics Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

30 24X (Hamilton)
ECONS592 Economics Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
ECONS593 Economics Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
ECONS594 Economics Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
MNMGT582 Research Methods in Management Studies for Economics and Finance right arrow

This paper introduces students to research paradigms commonly used in research in economics and finance. It develops skills in the critical...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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ECONS800 Economics MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
ECONS900 Economics PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24I (Tauranga) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 22 May 2024 01:00am