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Study Economics with us

Economics is about choice

Studying Economics at Otago provides you with great flexibility in your course options:

Take a look below at some of the ways you can incorporate Economics into your degree. To find out more about our programmes, or any aspect of the Department's activities, please come and see us.

Major in Economics – the flexible degree

You can complete your Economics degree either as a Commerce, Arts or Science graduate. This greatly increases the flexibility of your course choices.

Find out more about studying for a major in Economics. We provide examples of Economics majors that are tailored to suit particular interests.

Economics complements other disciplines

Economics combines well with many other subjects. Increasing numbers of our students complete double majors, or double degrees. Popular combinations are:

  • Finance
  • Accountancy
  • Other Business subjects
  • Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Learn how Economics can be combined with other disciplines.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

A multidisciplinary major and Honours programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is also available in the BA. There are natural affinities and common roots among several strands of Philosophy, Political Studies and Economics.

Read more about the Multidisciplinary “PPE” major.

Minor in Economics – the perfect extra

Don’t have room for a full major in Economics? A few papers, or even a minor in Economics, can be an excellent complement to any degree. It is possible to complete a minor in Economics in the BCom, BA, BSc, BAppSc or BTheol for those choosing to major in another subject.

Find out more about studying for a minor in Economics. We provide examples of Economics minors that are tailored to suit particular interests.

Postgraduate study in Economics

The Department of Economics at Otago also offers postgraduate qualifications at the levels of:

  • Diploma: (PGDipCom, PGDipArts, PGDipSci)
  • Honours: (BA(Hons), BCom(Hons), BSc(Hons) 
  • Master's: (MCom, MA, MBus, MSc, MEcon)
  • PhD

Find out more about our postgraduate study options.