Economics and Public Policy

Economics is a diverse field of study, and those who seek to learn more about it have many choices about where their focus can be. Given all of the directions one can go, why choose one of New World University's programmes in Economics and Public Policy?

There are three things that set our experience apart from all the others.

An entrepreneurial focus. Economics is the art of analysis and estimation of decision making. Understanding the decisions of small businesses in an uncertain world will help you build confidence in making real world decisions about what to invest in, how to make the right choices, and how to creatively merge resources in new and different ways to enable new opportunities to emerge.

A strategic mindset. Business executives and policymakers don't operate in a vacuum. They imagine the decisions of their competitors for resources on their position in a complex world. Our programme teaches fundamentals, whilst encouraging students to look at both the long-run outcomes of strategies and the immediate margins of competition.

An international perspective. The world is getting smaller every day. Where once it was reasonable to consider only one's own country or region when making business or policy decisions, in a increasingly fast-paced world of globalisation, it is necessary to consider international angles in order to maximise the chance that one's decisions will have the desired outcome.

New World University offers the following programmes in Economics and Public Policy:

Undergraduate Certificate in Economics and Public Policy. This programme requires completion of one year of subjects, or the equivalent. It will furnish you with an ideal introduction to the world of economics.

Undergraduate Diploma in Economics and Public Policy. This programme requires completion of two years of subjects, or the equivalent. In this second year you will continue your economics education.

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Public Policy. This programme requires completion of three years of subjects, or the equivalent. At the conclusion of this year you will be ready to be an economist or public policy professional, or to join an MA or other advanced degree programme.

Entry and Exit Points

These programmes can be completed in sequence, and subjects applied to one qualification may also apply to those that follow. In addition, if you have credit from attending another university or similar institution, you may have advanced standing. Unlike other institutions, New World University accepts all of the relevant credit you've already earned in transfer, meaning you'll never have to repeat subjects the material of which you've already learnt. If you already hold an Associate degree or undergraduate certificate or diploma, you will be pleasantly surprised by how short a time may remain to complete your Bachelor's degree through New World University.

Typically, five subjects must be completed per year, but there is flexibility in the order in which subjects are completed. Available subjects include:

Required Electives

African Economics
Applied Statistics
Business English
Business Mathematics
International Business
International Economics
International Finance
International Trade
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Money and Banking
World Geography


Cross-Cultural Management
Entrepreneurship
Any courses offered as part of International Business Leadership

The faculty members for this set of programmes also maintain a public information site called Commonwealth of Economics.