Are you interested in how decisions are made in the worlds of business and public policy? Do you want an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real world' problems? Victoria's graduate programme in Professional Economics breaks new ground, and has been developed in consultation with employers and leading economists to provide proficient individuals able to engage in rigorous economic analysis. It specifically responds to a real demand for skilled professional economists.
Top Master Programs in Professional Studies in New Zealand. The Master of Professional Economics is an advanced professional degree that will equip you to prosper in a world of increasingly open, global markets.
Thinking about a Career in Professional Economics?
What do public sector policymakers, bank executives, capital market operatives, and economic consultants all have in common? The answer is executive skills that are based on a sound understanding of modern economics and the way that it can be used to inform their decisions.
If you work as any of the following, or hope to do so, then the Victoria Graduate Programme in Professional Economics is for you:
Central government policy analysts, advisors, planners, regulators
Bank economists, other financial institutions
International organisations: economists, analysts
International trade body economists
Regional government planners, transport economists
Multinational companies: analysts, advisors
Economic and management consultants
Industry advocacy groups, analysts
Media researchers and presenters
Synergies with other Victoria postgraduate programmes, such as the Master's in Applied Finance, can open up yet further career possibilities.
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else.
- John Maynard Keynes
Are you interested in how decisions are made in the worlds of business and public policy? Do you want an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real world' problems?
Victoria's graduate programme in Professional Economics breaks new ground, and has been developed in consultation with employers and leading economists to provide proficient individuals able to engage in rigorous economic analysis. It specifically responds to a real demand for skilled professional economists.
While the Professional Economics programme has a firm basis in research, the emphasis is on how participants will use what they learn.
The Government Economics Network, bank economists, members of the NZ Association of Economists, and other professionals have all contributed to shaping this programme and will continue to have input as invited speakers and reviewers.
Professional Economics programme structure
We recognise that our students have demanding professional lives, so this programme is designed to give a high degree of flexibility and is taught using an innovative modular approach.
The Professional Economics programme offers three qualifications: Post-Graduate Certificate; Post-Graduate Diploma; and the Master's degree.
All qualifications are course-work based, and delivered either by weekly lectures or intensive multi-day blocks that best respond to student needs. They can be completed within a year, or with study over a longer time period.
Is the Professional Economics programme for you?
Suitable professional experience or a strong academic record is necessary, but an extensive background in economics is not required.
If your career aspirations involve real world economics, then you should be considering the Professional Economics programme.
For more information, contact the Professional Economics Programme Director
International students should contact Victoria International
To study the Master of Professional Economics you will need one of the following:
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with some Economics, Maths and Statistics included, work experience desirable
Proof of English proficiency
You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following:
IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0
TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing
Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58)
EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5