School of Economics is one of the largest in the Faculty of Business and Economics with 15 full time academic staff. We offer Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Commerce and Doctoral degrees in three areas: Economics, Official Statistics, and Population Studies and Demography.
The school has a number of staff who are well renowned for good teaching and learning practices as well as research on Pacific Island countries and developing economies around the world. We have a strong research profile in areas of poverty, labor market, finance and banking, migration, economics of governance, migration, and population studies.
We take a leading role in contributing towards critical issues impacting the region through national economy updates, research and consultancy, public policy dialogues, and public policy workshops for public and private sector.
The School fosters a high powered faculty - student interactive learning environment and offers courses in the 'Face to Face' and 'Online' modes. There are many exciting new initiatives and opportunities that the School offers to the students – membership to Economics Student Society; blended mode of course offerings in Official Statistics program; opportunity to complete a major portion of the degree program in economics major via the online mode of study. Our students also get opportunity to participate in economy updates and public policy debates.
We have an excellent record of placing our graduate students in highly competitive regional and international career openings in public and private sectors. A degree in Economics is a flexible qualification, which can open the door to a great variety of exciting and well paying careers. School of Economics alumni can be found all around the Pacific in various government departments/agencies, central banks, commercial and development banks, and in regional and international organizations such as Pacific Island Forum, United Nations agencies, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Some of our undergraduates have also proceeded to pursue higher degree studies, both Masters and Doctoral, in the USP School of Economics as well as at universities in Australia, USA and New Zealand.
- Become an influential and reputable institution for teaching and research in the areas of Economics, Population Studies and Official Statistics in Pacific Islands countries.
- Provide quality and relevant tertiary qualifications in the areas of Economics, Official Statistics, and Population Studies and Demography.
- Deliver the benefits of research and its applications to policy making to improve the lives of people in Pacific Island countries and beyond.
- Provide communities and countries in the Pacific Islands region with relevant, cost effective and sustainable solutions including entrepreneurship in the areas of Economics, Official Statistics, and Population Studies and Demography.