Economics Specialisation - Bachelor of Business (Honours)

With the Economics specialisation in the Bachelor of Business (Honours) you'll explore advanced level topics in economics and research an area of your interest.

Study the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Economics and learn from academic staff who have been involved in research for government agencies around the world and international agencies like the IMF. The AUT School of Economics conducts research that ranges from the effects of international trading arrangements to optimal regulation of labour and other markets.

Class sizes are small and each student has an individual academic supervisor. Many of our postgraduate economics students also work part-time as tutors or research assistants. As part of your economics honours degree you also learn how to use sophisticated statistical software to analyse business, financial or social data.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Start date: 2022

Start date: 2023

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must complete 120 points from:

  • Specialisation courses
  • Research methods course(s)
  • A dissertation

This structure ensures that you can critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature, and begin your postgraduate study in economics with an appreciation of the current issues and controversies in the field. You also design and complete a piece of supervised research in a business discipline.

Specialisation courses

These advanced-level courses cover the latest research and theories in economics, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Economics courses

Research methods courses

The research methods courses explore philosophical issues related to the design of research and the research process. They include training in research methods to prepare students to conduct methodologically rigorous research.

Research (Honours) dissertation

This piece of supervised research contributes to the body of knowledge in economics. You should consult your academic supervisor about your dissertation topic and proposed research.

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade.

Contact us to find out more

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Postgraduate Research Office

Level 8, WF Building
Phone: +64 9 921 9906
Email: business.postgraduate@aut.ac.nz

School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator

Associate Professor Matthew Ryan
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5812
Email: mryan@aut.ac.nz

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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