The Department of Economics offers two undergraduate degree programs.
BA in International Economics and Finance
International trade drives Canada's economy. That means companies must compete - both locally and abroad - against foreign rivals. As a result, there is widespread need for economic and finance specialists who can make strategic business decisions and deliver an informed, global perspective.
International Economics and Finance is Canada's only undergraduate university program exclusively targeted to meet both these needs.
The program integrates finance into the curriculum, giving you the "street smarts" to translate the science of economics into bottom-line business decisions. You also learn to evaluate opportunities and risks related to cross-border investment flows by considering foreign social, cultural and political factors. You profit from a unique education that equips you with in-demand, competitive expertise.
BComm in Business Management (Economics and Management Science major)
In today's highly technical and computerized world, acquiring timely and accurate business and economic data is essential for successful management decision-making. The Economics and Management Science major is designed to meet the needs of industry and government for professionals with well-developed analytical and model building skills. The Economics and Management Science major also prepares students for graduate studies in a variety of business and economic fields.
The Economics and Management Science major has a double focus: economic analysis and quantitative skills. The principles and methods of economic analysis are applicable to many types of enterprises, including private sector firms, public utilities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Today as well, proficiency in the processing of all sorts of quantitative data is expected of managers because vast amounts of information are available as a consequence of advances in computer technology.
Production, marketing, finance, and research and development produce huge amounts of quantitative data. Whether it is useful or not depends upon the technical skills of management members and the staff who support their decision-making function.
Other Ways to Study Economics
Certificate in Economics
A six-course certificate offered by the Chang School of Continuing Education.
Certificate in Economics and Finance
An eight-course certificate offered by the Chang School of Continuing Education.