Economics postgraduate programme requirements

You will need to meet certain requirements to achieve a postgraduate qualification in economics at the University of Auckland Business School.

MCom
The masters degree may be taken as a two-year programme (180 points) or as a one-year programme (120 point) following a year's postgraduate study.  
Prerequisites Requirements
  • A major in Economics including ECON 301311 and 321, or equivalent courses as approved by the Head of Department.
  • 60 points: ECON 701, 711, 721, 723
  • 60 points from ECON 702-784
  • 60 points: ECON 791 Dissertation

A student who has achieved an average grade of B or higher in the first 120 points MCom, or BCom(Hons) in Economics may proceed to the second year of MCom.

Students may elect to substitute 700-level courses from other subjects that are related to their research interests to a value of 30 points, provided that permission is obtained from both departments.

Students wishing to undertake the research masters should have a clear idea of their thesis topic and an adviser willing to supervise their research. Students wishing to undertake the research masters must discuss their selection of courses with the Graduate Adviser prior to enrolment.
For more information go to the Master of Commerce website
BCom(Hons)
The honours degree consists of one fulltime year of postgraduate study following the bachelors degree
Prerequisites Requirements
  • A major in Economics including a pass in each of ECON 301, 311, 321, or equivalent courses as approved by the Head of Department
  • 45 points: ECON 701, 711 and either 721 or 723
  • 45 points from ECON 702-784
  • 30 points: ECON 788 Dissertation
  • 45 points from: ECON 711, 712, 721, 723, 741, 742, 751, 761, 771, 773, 781, 783, 784

Students may elect to substitute 700-level courses from other subjects that are related to their research interests, to a value of 30 points, provided that permission is obtained from both departments.

Students are advised to discuss their selection of courses with the Graduate Adviser prior to enrolment.

PhD in Economics
The general PhD regulations require either a bachelors honours degree or masters degree for entry. Both the honours degree and the masters degree should have prepared the applicant with subject matter expertise and research skills, including at least one significant research endeavour as part of the degree. Prior degree study should have been completed with distinction (generally, at A- level or above) and have prepared the applicant in the discipline in which the research is proposed. In terms of supervision, the disciplinary base of the department is broad and applicants are encouraged to check the research profiles of potential supervisors on the department website. Many staff members have identified preferred areas of PhD and masters supervision to assist students' identification of research topics.

Enter your expression of interest online at www.postgrad.auckland.ac.nz/doctoral/interest