Economics BA

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Economics BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    The Economics BA offered by Brandon University is very flexible, and students can select for themselves modules which focus mostly on essay writing and coursework or on conducting major research projects of their own devising. Some of the school’s recent research foci include Economic Development, Economic Impact Studies, Income Distribution and an investigation into the impact of casino gambling on the local and regional economies.

    Economics is about more than ‘keeping the books’, though the concept of applying scientific theory to monetary transactions core to the discipline. Economists work to find new ways to help society by understanding economic, financial and resource-based systems, thereby improving them to be more efficient, less wasteful and more equitable. Therefore, it is just as common for an economics degree to lead to a career in politics as it is to financial forecasting or investment banking. In the end, economics can be applied to almost every field of human endeavour.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of study.

    The emphasis of most of the courses offered is mainstream economics. However, students will also gain a background in controversial and alternative economic approaches, including post-Keynesian and Marxist economic theories.

    Economics Modules Include:

    • Principles of economics
    • Canadian economic history
    • Monetary institutions, theory and policy
    • Health economics
    • Economics and the environment
    • Economics of education
    • Economics of human resources
    • Economics of agriculture
    • Regional economic development
    • Current economic issues in agriculture
    • Economics and natural resources
    • Microeconomics i
    • Microeconomics ii
    • Trade union development
    • collective bargaining
    • labour legislation and
    • European economic history
    • An introduction to Marxian economics
    • international
    • International
    • Economic development
    • Topics in economic development
    • Labour economics
    • Contemporary economics issues
    • Public finance
    • Fiscal policy
    • Intergovernmental fiscal relations
    • Benefit-cost analysis
    • Macroeconomics i
    • Macroeconomics ii
    • Seminar in rural and community studies
    • Topics in economics
    • A history of economic thought
    • Modern economic thought
    • Topics
    • Introduction to mathematical economics
    • Introduction to econometrics
    • Advanced economic analysis

    Learning And Teaching

    Brandon University strives to use both traditional and innovative techniques in all of its undergraduate programs. You’ll attend formal lecture classes, practical skills sessions, laboratories, problem solving exercises, and small scale tutorial sessions as well.

    The Economics program encourages discussion and debate, and is a suitable preparation for graduate studies. You’ll have the support of the school’s academic advisors to help you plot the best educational course for yourself and your career.

    Career Possibilities

    There are many different careers which can follow a degree in Economics, and most of them are fairly lucrative.  Among all Canadian BA degree fields, Economics tends to offer the highest average salaries, both at the beginning and middle of their careers (according to the College Salary Report).

    Recent graduates of Brandon’s Economics BA program now work in labour relations, the stock market, insurance, international business, economic research, banking, finance and the government.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA degree.

    To enter Brandon’s Economics BA program, you’ll need to present your High School Transcripts, International Baccalaureate or similar international qualifications. No particular specialisation is required, though you must typically have English credits.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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