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Bachelor of Applied Economics

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Entry requirements

There are no special entry requirements for entry into the BApplEcon beyond those that qualify you for study at the University. In order to widen your choice of courses, or to fit in with your other commitments, you may opt for a mix of internal and distance learning courses. It would be useful if you had studied Economics, or Maths with Calculus, or Maths with Statistics at secondary school.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Students who have passed courses under the regulations for a BA majoring in Economics or a BBus majoring in Economics at Massey University, but who have not graduated, may on application have such courses transferred to the BApplEcon with the approval of the Academic Board.

Planning your programme

Every BApplEcon course of study includes the following compulsory courses:

Compulsory courses

Economics (150 credits)

115.113 Economics of Business
178.100 Principles of Macroeconomics
178.111 Quantitative Methods for Economics
178.200 Intermediate Macroeconomics
178.201 Intermediate Microeconomics
178.280 Introduction to Econometrics
178.300 Advanced Macroeconomics
178.301 Advanced Microeconomics
178.352 Survey of International Economics
178.380 Applied Econometrics

Business Communication (15 credits)

115.111 Strategic Workplace Communication

Bachelor of Applied Economics structure

Courses for the Bachelor of Applied Economics comprise:

  • compulsory courses
  • approved elective courses

You can complete the BApplEcon with or without a minor.

You need to complete some compulsory course requirements in your first year, as well as some elective courses.

The BApplEcon degree requires a minimum of 360 credits acquired over three years, with the following requirements:

  • not more than 180 credits at the 100-level
  • at least 270 credits must be taken from the Schedule for the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Economics (This includes all compulsory courses)
  • include at least 90 credits at the 300-level
  • remaining credits may be taken from more Economics courses (prefix 178), or approved courses from any other degree courses

Candidates may credit to the BApplEcon course no more than 45 credits in which they have gained an R (restricted pass - prior to 2016). A restricted pass shall not qualify as a pass for corequisite or prerequisite purposes.

Schedule to the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Economics

110.109, 110.209, 110.229, 110.249, 110.309, 110.329, 112.248, 112.302, 115.111, 115.112, 115.113, 115.114, 115.115, 115.116, 115.211, 125.220, 125.230, 125.241, 125.320, 125.330, 125.340, 125.350, 125.364, 127.100, 127.241, 127.242, 127.245, 127.341, 127.342, 127.378, 157.151, 160.131, 160.105, 161.101, 161.111, 178.100, 178.111, 178.200, 178.201, 178.250, 178.280, 178.300, 178.301, 178.352, 178.358, 178.360, 178.370, 178.380178.221, 178.242, 178.250, 178.280, 178.300, 178.301, 178.307, 178.308, 178.328, 178.352, 178.358, 178.360, 178.370, 178.380, 219.100, and 230.111.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates


To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Majors or endorsements

There is no major available in the Bachelor of Applied Economics but you can complete a minor in Accountancy, Finance, or Valuation and Property Management.


  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • Valuation and Property Management

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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