ECON679-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Internship or Consultancy Project

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


An internship or consultancy project is an opportunity to experience a professional work environment. You are expected to develop a good understanding of a sector, market or organisation. The work you submit will show an application of the tools, ideas or concepts of economics. You will be required to reflect critically on the requirements of transitioning from an academic to a work environment and the skills valued in a professional workplace. You will also need to provide a critical analysis of the work undertaken.

Learning Outcomes

  • The aims and objectives of this course are:

  • Demonstrate an in-dept understanding of the selected sector, market, organisation or industry.
  • Describe and analyse behaviours and norms as are expected in a professional work environment and reflect critically on these as personal attributes.
  • Critically analyse the experience and observations using the ideas, tools and concepts of economics or finance.
  • Critically analyse the student’s own completed work.


Subject to Head of Department approval


Course Coordinator

Laura Meriluoto


This is a pass/fail course. To pass the course, each assignment needs to be passed.
Further information on the assessments is available in this course outline and on Learn, and all the assessments are submitted on Learn.

Assessment in Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Project Dependent

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $998.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

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