Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • QS Stars
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(NZD) 106383-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb, Jul
Economics is about choice and is at the heart of decision making. Governments, businesses and individuals are all faced with making choices in situations where resources are scarce. Not just a subject, but a way of thinking, Economics applies to business, finance, administration, law, local and national government, and most aspects of everyday life. It provides a logical way of looking at a variety of issues. Economics examines topics important to human well-being such as unemployment, economic growth, inflation, poverty, distribution of income, and resource allocation in areas such as education, health, business and the environment. There are no prerequisite subjects to study Economics – you don’t even have to have studied Economics at school. However, you might find English, Mathematics or Statistics useful subjects to study – especially if you want to major in Economics.

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In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 194 in the 2021/22 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

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