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With Massey’s Master of Arts (Economics) you’ll build on your undergraduate interests and develop your analysis and research skills.
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Economics at Massey is ranked in the top 250 in the world in the QS World University Rankings.
With a Master of Arts in Economics at Massey 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.
Massey’s MA (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.
You’ll build on your undergraduate degree and further investigate topics in economics that have taken your interest.
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 master’s degree, you could join our graduates working in prestigious organisations in New Zealand and around the world.
Massey’s Master of Arts is 180 credits. This means you can complete an MA in three semesters of full-time study. If you study part-time, an MA will normally take three years to complete.
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:
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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