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Graduate Diploma in Arts (Economics)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Economics for your Graduate Diploma in Arts at Massey

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in economics. You can then apply for a postgraduate qualification in economics if you wish.

Get skills for your personal and professional development

There's much more to economics than you might think. With a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) at Massey, you’ll investigate how businesses decide what to produce and how many people to employ. You’ll explore how people decide what to consume. You’ll also learn about big-picture world economics.

Economics is concerned with how to allocate scarce resources to competing ends. You’ll get a good understanding of the implications of the choices made.

A Graduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) from Massey will help you in your own decision-making and in 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.

Take a flexible approach to your degree

Massey's economics qualification gives you flexibility in the subjects you study. You’ll gain a strong grounding in the core elements of micro and macro-economics and then build on it by choosing from a selection of other subjects within economics.

Further study

You can apply for a postgraduate qualification in economics after successfully completing this qualification.

A Graduate Diploma in Arts in Economics is a good fit if you:

are interested in the effects the economy has on our everyday life, culture and environment

want a strong grounding in economics to take into the workplace

want a career that helps to make the world a better place.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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