Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Economics)

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Open up a world of employment options

With Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Economics) you can take your undergraduate study of economics further.

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What is it like?

Economics at Massey is ranked in the top 250 in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

With Massey’s BA Hons (Economics) you’ll build on your undergraduate degree and further investigate topics in economics that have taken your interest.

On our economics programme you’ll investigate how businesses decide what to produce and how many people to employ, explore how people decide what to consume, and learn about big-picture world economics.

This programme will help you in your own decision-making, and in better understanding developments in the economy and society in general. It offers ways of thinking about the world that let you make the best of what you have, and improve on it.

Investigate your interests further

Massey's BA Honours (Economics) gives you flexibility in the subjects you study. You could explore topics such as international trade in agri-food products, or natural resource and environmental economics, for example.

Be sought-after by employers

An honours degree marks you out as a high achiever. Massey's economics programme has been acknowledged by employers for its quality and content. Our graduates are sought-after by major public and private sector employers. When you complete your honours degree, you could join our graduates working in prestigious organisations in New Zealand and around the world.

A good fit if you:

  • Want to stand out in a crowded marketplace
  • Are interested in doing postgraduate study
  • Want to follow your intellectual curiosity and test your analysis skills
  • Have an economic issue you’d like to investigate through independent supervised research


The skills and knowledge of trained economists are highly valued by the public and private sector, large and small firms, large international agencies, schools and universities, economic policy-makers and social organisations.

You might work as any of the following:

  • Agricultural economist
  • Business analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Energy research officer
  • Environmental economist
  • Health economist
  • International economist
  • Microeconomics analyst

Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the World Bank all recruit economics graduates. But your degree can also be the gateway to employment in many other areas, such as management, planning, politics, education, finance and banking, journalism or the media.

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