Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Economics

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Economics

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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 apply economic frameworks to business and policy-related issues. They will be able 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 a fairly advanced level in government departments and agencies, state owned enterprises, banks and other private companies and consultancies in New Zealand, as well as internationally. Some graduates may be able to continue to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Economics (VI001J) or the Master of Professional Economics (VI001G).

What graduates earn

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

$54,000

Median earnings one year after study

$67,000

Median earnings two years after study

$95,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

88%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

GFS (Girls Friendly Society) Pasifika Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

Up to $12,000

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Motu Wellbeing and Sustainability Maori Internship

Provided by:

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Website:

https://motu.nz/about-us/capacity-building/scholarships/

Value:

All domestic interns at Motu receive a stipend.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

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Sources

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