Master of Professional Economics

Victoria University of Wellington

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Entry requirements

An appropriate bachelors degree with at least a B- average and some background in economics, either professional or academic or both, as well as suitable quantitative skills.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have an economic toolbox that they can apply to real-world problems. Graduates will be able to make sound judgments in applying economic concepts and quantitative techniques using regional, national and global perspectives. They will be able to draw on the applied research and academic literature in specialised fields of study in applied economics to undertake applied economic research in a professional context and communicate this in ways appropriate for a range of stakeholders. They will be qualified to work at an advanced level in government departments and agencies, state-owned enterprises, banks, and other private companies and consultancies in New Zealand, as well as internationally in organisations such as the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, IMF, the International Labour Organisation, and the United Nations Development Bank.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Economics and Econometrics at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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