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In this course students have an ability to practice being an economist by engaging in two consulting projects where they apply economic thinking and methods to problems facing real businesses and organisations. Each project involves research for the client, writing a consulting report and presenting the findings to the client and the class, all completed in groups of 3-4 students. ECON310 is a compulsory capstone course for the Business Economics major although any student with the pre-requisites can enrol. This course requires active face-to-face participation and attendance in workshops is mandatory. Students who are not present in the first class without prior approval may not be able to complete the first of the two projects.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
(1) ECON207; and (2) ECON208; and (3) ECON213 orECON214
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $822.00
International fee $3,688.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
Department of Economics and Finance.