Studying Economics at the University of Waikato 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.
Studying Economics will help you see the world in a different light; and understand how to apply this new perspective to help resolve issues in our society. You'll learn how to help people, governments and businesses make better decisions about using natural and financial resources to meet different goals.
Economists contribute to government decision-making on many different issues, such as shaping new laws and taxes, or advising on international trade agreements. They can also be involved in recommending incentives and penalties geared towards changing people's behaviour, such as encouraging people to leave their car at home.
You'll learn how to explain the reasons for different market structures, analyse the implications of government policy, anticipate how people might react to price changes, and demonstrate the gains from trade.
If you're passionate about business, current affairs, finance or maths then economics may be a good fit for you. Economics brings together ideas from many different areas: politics, psychology, sociology, geography, law and statistics.
Be taught by New Zealand's leading economists
When you study Economics at Waikato, you're learning in a department that's ranked first for economics research in New Zealand (PBRF), with nine of New Zealand's top economists teaching classes (RePEc).
While studying at Waikato, there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to make new friends, such as through the Economics Discussion Group. This is a student-led group that gets together regularly to discuss economic issues.
- Macroeconomic Analysis
- Economics for Business
- Quantitative Skills for Finance and Economics
- Microeconomic Analysis - Theory
- Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEconomics Finance View 31 other Masters in Economics in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Birth certificate, passport and permits
- Evidence of citizenship
- Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
- A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
- Evidence of any previous tertiary study
- Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
- A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.
International22626 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22626 USD per year during 12 months.
National5080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5080 USD per year during 12 months.
- Fees (Domestic): $7,098-$8,505 per year
- Fees (International): $31,615 - $35,980 (120 pts) or $47,425 - $53,970 (180 pts)
Living costs for Hamilton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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