Business Economics applies the tools and rigour of Economics to business situations.
Focus on a broad range of analytical and business skills, and take courses that apply economic reasoning and insight to problems in business or the non-profit sector, learning managerial economics and informed decision-making.
By incorporating valuable skills from business disciplines in finance, accounting, or management, graduates with a major in Business Economics will enhance their work-readiness and ability to engage and connect with the wider world.
- Combine knowledge of an academically rigorous field with skills that equip you to be work ready. For example, the third-year capstone course ECON 310 Economic Thinking for Business has a strong community engagement emphasis. It looks at the application of economics with regard to incentives, opportunity cost, and constrained optimisation to actual business and real world problems. This sort of learning ensures that you can demonstrate the use of skills that employers demand and value.
- Take advantage of the Economics and Finance internship courses to further your work-ready skills in real businesses.
- UC is the only Aotearoa university to offer a pathway that combines Economics with at least one other commerce discipline in a formal major.
Business Economics major
For the major in the Bachelor of Commerce, complete the following courses:
FINC101 Personal Finance is also recommended.
- ECON207 Intermediate Microeconomics – Households and Government
- ECON208 Intermediate Microeconomics – Firms and Markets
- FINC201 Business Finance
- ECON213 Introduction to Econometrics OR ECON214 Data Analytics for Business Economics
You will also need to complete a minor in another subject from the Bachelor of Commerce (other than Economics) to complete the Business Economics major requirements.
Graduates in Business Economics are well prepared for employment in many areas of government and business, where it is recognised that an economist's education is valuable training for a professional career, as well as good preparation for an executive, entrepreneurial, or administrative career.
Some career pathways could include:
- Business analyst
- Market researcher.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Business Economics.
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