Graduate profiles in Economics

Stuart Barrass

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
Stuart Barrass is working with some of Europe’s most innovative companies as a management consultant for Ernst & Young (EY), based at their global headquarters in London. Stuart helps his clients find ways to use or adapt to new technologies. He’s also involved in the EY Startup Challenge,which gives Europe’s best start-ups an opportunity to test their innovations on clients.

David Dai

Bachelor of Management Studies
The future looks promising for David Dai, who’s just landed a top role as a senior associate at BNZ Waikato – normally reserved for the best and brightest graduates after 12 months of intensive training.

Luana Dow

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
Mathematically gifted, Luana Dow works as an analyst at Statistics New Zealand in Wellington, where she writes press releases about the latest labour and income statistics.

James Field

Bachelor of Business Analysis
James is in his 2nd year studying towards a Bachelor of Business Analysis, majoring in Accounting and Economics. James recently gained selection in the Central Districts Under 19s at the National Tournament and Hawke's Bay Senior Mens Honours.

Alex Kravchenko

Master of Management Studies, PhD

Angus Macdonald

Bachelor of Business Analysis
Angus Macdonald will be saying adiós to New Zealand and 'hola' to Mexico early next year.

Kelly Milligan

Bachelor of Electronic Commerce
“I'm passionate about the code that makes those awesome websites we use every day,” says Waikato graduate Kelly Milligan, who is now living and working in Amsterdam as a creative front-end web developer.

Ruan Nunes

Bachelor of Management Studies
Ruan Nunes loves being able to work outdoors all summer as the manager of several kiwifruit orchards. He says his Bachelor of Management Studies degree from Waikato gave him the confidence to believe in himself and the decisions he makes.

Matthew Osborne

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
When he’s not focused on the financial markets, Matthew Osborne is enjoying the waves on Sydney’s northern beaches. The BMS(Hons) graduate works for the financial markets team at Westpac Institutional Bank, where his expertise in in foreign exchange (FX) derivatives.

Nigel Pinkerton

Bachelor of Management Studies
Nigel came from an economics background and has always had an interest in computers – particularly coding and web development. Now he's the director of one of New Zealand's leading economic consultancy and forecasting firms.

Nick Robertson

Bachelor of Management Studies
Nick's Economics studies included a Student Exchange to Virginia (USA). Since then he's been a research services analyst for NZ Parliamentary Services, and an economic analyst in London.

Nick Ross

Bachelor of Business Analysis

Bradley Sam

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
Bradley Sam has enjoyed a stellar career since completing a double degree in management and law at Waikato, majoring in Economics, Finance and Law. He is now employed as a management consultant in Sydney, Australia.

Xiao Ying

Bachelor of Business Analysis
The University of Waikato-Zheijang University City College (UW-ZUCC) joint programme gave Xiao Ying the business and language skills to expand the family business.