Economics BA

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Economics BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 6,519 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 25,905

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Economics is an exciting, rapidly moving and quite lucrative field of expertise. Businesses of all kinds need skilled market and financial analysts to help them craft winning strategies, and public sector bodies need nearly as many economics experts to administer development programs set economic policy and to keep a weather eye on business and industry.

    An Honours BA in Economics from McMaster University will give you all of the mathematical and theoretical background you’ll need to understand Economics on every level. It will also let you develop the kind of narrowly focused specialty you’ll need to make a professional or academic career for yourself.

     Your studies will cover quantitative research methods, microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematics as well as practical skills in accounting, finance and economic analysis. You’ll also gain critical presentation and communication skills.

    If your ideal career lies in academia, you could join a Master’s program at McMaster or at any other fine university after graduation.    

    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 full time study. However, before being admitted to the Honours Economics program proper, students must complete their Social Sciences Level 1 classes satisfactorily. A total of 48 units of the 120 total units may be taken from the Level 1 lists. Another 30 to 60 units may come from electives.

    Modules Include:

    • Analysis of Economic Data
    • Honours Economic Analysis
    • Intermediate Macroeconomics I
    • Intermediate Macroeconomics II
    • Intermediate Microeconomics I
    • Intermediate Microeconomics II
    • Economic Issues
    • Economics of Bad Behaviour
    • Economics of Labour-Market Issues
    • Economics of Professional Sports
    • Economics of Trade Unionism and Labour
    • Environmental Economics
    • Financial Economics
    • Public Policy Toward Business
    • The Political Economy of Development
    • Applied Econometrics
    • Calculus for Business, Humanities and the Social Sciences
    • Calculus For Science I
    • Calculus for the Life Sciences I
    • Econometrics I
    • Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry
    • Methods of Inquiry in Economics
    • Probability and Linear Algebra
    • Research Methods in Economics

    Learning And Teaching

    McMaster University’s Undergraduate programs are delivered primarily through lectures and seminars, though you will also attend professional skills workshops and special events. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs.

    This faculty excels in several areas of advanced economic instruction. These include:

    • Health Economics – regarding economic policy in the health industry
    • Macroeconomics – regarding policy-level investigations of economic cycles
    • Applied Microeconomics – regarding individual economic choices
    • Econometrics – regarding using statistical tools to model the economy

    Career Possibilities

     This degree will prepare you for any of a range of careers in economic analysis or policy-making. Recent graduates have gone on to work with organisations like the Federal and Provincial Governments, Finance Canada, the Bank of Canada and many employers in the financial services industry. Others have gone on to graduate level courses, both at McMaster and at institutions like Harvard, MIT, Princeton, LSE and many more.

    Entry & Credit

     

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA Honours degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a university preparatory program at a senior secondary school, or the international equivalent. In addition, they must complete their Level 1 studies before being accepted into the Honours program.

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

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