Major requirements

Develop and use frameworks and methods essential for analysing current social and economic issues and policies.

Economics major requirements


Course Title Prerequisite

45 points from

ECON 152 Principles of Economies ECON 151, or 16 or more credits in NCEA Level 3 Economics (including standard 93199) with a Merit average, or a scholarship pass in Economics, or B grade in CIE Economics, or 4 out of 7 in Economics (HL) in IB.
ECON 201 Microeconomics ECON 101 or 152
ECON 211 Macroeconomics ECON 101 or 152

Other Stage II Econ courses offered (NB: Not required for the ECON major)

ECON 202 Managerial Economics 15 points from ECON 101, 152, 191, or Department approval
ECON 212 Game Theory and Economic Applications 15 points from ECON 101, 151 152, 191, MATHS 108, 150, 153, PHIL 101
ECON 221 Introduction to Econometrics 15 points from ECON 152 or 101 or 191, MATHS 108, 150, 153, STATS 101, 102, 108, 125, 191
ECON 232 Development of the International Economy ECON 111 and 101 (or 191) or 152
ECON 241 International Economics ECON 111 and 101 (or 191) or 152
ECON 271 Special Topic ECON 111 and 101 (or 191) or 152

45 points from:

ECON 301 Advanced Microeconomics ECON 201 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 302 Economics of Labour Markets ECON 201
ECON 303 Law and Economics ECON 201
ECON 304 Firms and Markets
ECON 201 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy ECON 211 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 321 Advanced Econometrics  15 points from ECON 221, STATS 201, 207, 208, 210, 225 and 15 points from MATH 108, 150, 153
ECON 322 Applied Econometrics 15 points from ECON 221, STATS 201, 207, 208, 210, 225
ECON 341 International Trade ECON 201
ECON 342 Economic Policy in a Globalised World ECON 241 or 341 or 352
ECON 343 East Asian Growth and Trade ECON 201 or 232 or 241
ECON 351 Financial Economics ECON 201 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 352 International Finance ECON 201 and 211
ECON 361 Public Economics ECON 201
ECON 372 Energy and Resource Economics ECON 201
ECON 373 Environmental Economics ECON 201
ECON 374 Special Topic  
ECON 381 Foundations of Economic Analysis ECON 201

Please note:

  • Requirements for major in Economics in the BA are different. Please refer to BA regulations.
  • Both quantitative and non-quantitative major pathways are now available.
  • Students intending to take the quantitative pathway are advised to plan to complete MATH 108 or 150.
  • A major in Economics, including a B average in ECON 301, 311 and 321 is required for admission to the BCom(Hons) and MCom.
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Complementary subjects


Subjects which complement an Economics major are:

  • International Business.
  • Finance.
  • Statistics.
  • Marketing.
  • Commercial Law.
  • Management.
  • Employment Relations and Organisation Studies.
  • Philosophy.
  • Sociology.
  • Political Science.
  • History.
  • Geography.
     
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Suggested combinations for majors and non-majors


If you are interested in a particular area of Economics such as public policy or econometrics or simply want to take Economic courses to complement a different major, our Business Student Advisers will be able to suggest the best combination of courses to meet your needs.

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