- Certificate in Arts
- Certificate in Commerce
- Certificate in Science
- Diploma in Arts
- Diploma in Commerce
- Diploma in Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability
- Bachelor of Sport Coaching
- Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership
Economics is the study of how people behave and make decisions — how we use our resources, how we deal with issues like climate change, which career we choose, and more. These decisions involve trade-offs comparing the costs and benefits, and we are constantly considering these in our everyday life.
At UC, there are lots of opportunities to gain real-world experience through industry projects, internships, clubs, overseas study trips, and more.
- Learn about the impact of your choices on the world, and how foreign countries impact Aotearoa New Zealand’s economy.
- Work experience may be available in your final year.
- Economics major and minor is available in many degrees so you can combine studies with other relevant areas such as Finance, Political Science and International Relations, and Psychology.
For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Science, complete the following courses:
These courses are also recommended.
- ECON206 Intermediate Macroeconomics
- ECON207 Intermediate Microeconomics – Households and Government
- ECON208 Intermediate Microeconomics – Firms and Markets
If you are interested in postgraduate studies in Economics, you will also need to take MATH102 Mathematics 1A and STAT101 Statistics 1 during your degree. Those doing their major in the Bachelor of Science will also need to take ECON321 Microeconomic Analysis, ECON324 Econometrics, and ECON326 Macro and Monetary Economics.
For the complete three-year Bachelor of Commerce Economics major degree plan, see Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School website.
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- ECON207 Intermediate Microeconomics – Households and Government OR ECON208 Intermediate Microeconomics – Firms and Markets
- One 200-level ECON course
By analysing the impact of choices by government, consumers, and businesses, you will learn important skills like critical thinking, understanding risk, and forecasting to help make better decisions.
Some career pathways could include:
- Professional economist
- Market research
- Data analyst
- Banking and investment.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Economics.
Department of Economics and Finance
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