Shamubeel Eaqub

Economist - Sense.Partners

  • Area of Specialisation:
    • Economics
  • Faculty/Key Office:
    • Lecturer - Otago Online MBA
    • Partner – Sense Partners
    • Director – Simplicity KiwiSaver
    • Director – Central Economic Development Agency
  • Education:
    • BCOM (Hon) Economics – Lincoln University
    • Chartered Financial Analyst
Economics is a fun subject that helps us make sense of business, people and society.

Come to the course without fear. Shamubeel will work through the big economic concepts and ideas with you, together with lots of examples and interactive sessions.

International teaching and industry experience:

Shamubeel has worked as an economist since 2001 in various organisations. This includes his time as an economist in Melbourne, studying and analysing the economy. While at Goldman Sachs JBWere, he has worked with clients all over the world, helping them invest in New Zealand. In his more recent roles he has helped:

  • NZ businesses invest overseas,
  • overseas businesses invest in NZ and
  • overseas clients set up businesses around the world.

Why does Shamubeel like teaching in the MBA programme?

He is a practicing economist providing advice to businesses to make real decisions. He will share his experiences of economic concepts and analysis methods that are most useful in his own work. He enjoys working with MBA students, who are self-motivated  and driven, and have a wealth of real life experience, which enriches the teaching experience.

What global perspective is reflected in his course/teaching?

His economic course is about world markets - you look at world economics and its dynamics. All the principles in the course can be applied worldwide. You will cover cultural differences which you will appreciate, especially if you are from overseas and have seen different approaches, or you have taught overseas or presented papers about international/overseas markets etc.

The economics he teaches is global in its nature, using the “Core Economics” curriculum – which developed in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. It makes economics relevant again, focussing on the how and why, rather than dry theory and maths. You will analyse international examples and case studies, but also lots of New Zealand material to make it easy to relate to.