What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study. Throughout your Bachelor of Arts you’ll develop effective communication, critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional role.

Economics is vital to both the social sciences and public policy. This major develops and applies concepts and frameworks that are essential for understanding and addressing critical economic and social issues.

Economics is about choice; the choices people, companies and governments make every day – from how we respond to price changes to how governments address issues like growing income inequality or climate change. In a world with increasingly scarce resources these decisions are crucial. That’s why economists are highly sought after in both the private and public sector.
Key features:

  • Economics is central to both private and public sectors
  • Complements other social sciences and business majors
  • 150 hours work experience placement
  • Diverse career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Policy advisor in a government ministry
  • Researcher in a consulting firm or non-profit organisation
  • Strategic planner, analyst or policy advisor in a local council

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Culture and Society

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$28,365.00 (US$ 19,214) per year
This fees is for 1st year only

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Auckland University of Technology

AUT City Campus,

55 Wellesley Street East,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to New Zealand Year 13. English Language Requirements: IELTS score 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; TOEFL iBT score 80; Minimum overall score of 52 in CAE prior to 2015 or a score of 169 in CAE from 2015; or a score of 50 in Pearson (PTE); or B/B+ in Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS); or grade B in GIE.

For international students

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

All subjects are useful, in particular Art History, Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, Media Studies and other languages.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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About this uni

Ranked in the top 2% of the world’s universities, AUT is the fastest growing university in New Zealand and one of the world’s top young universities

  • Located in Auckland, the 3rd most liveable city in the world
  • 5,400 international students from more than 95 countries
  • One of the world’s top millennial universities
  • Second largest university in New Zealand