Economics BSc

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Economics BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 October 2020

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    Course Summary

    Economics is many different things to many different industries. Whether your ideal career in economics involves making reliable economic predictions, identifying inefficiencies and correcting them or setting economic policy on any scale, you’ll need to have a solid grounding in the production, distribution and movement of goods and services. You’ll also need to know the latest techniques used to analyse these factors and to manage them effectively.

    Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Economics program offers several separate (but closely linked) degree pathways:

    A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics

    A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in economics

    A B.Sc. in Applied Economics with specialisms in:

    • Fishery Economics
    • Petroleum and Mining Economics
    • Forestry Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Development Economics
    • International Economics
    • Monetary Economics
    • Public sector Economics
    • Welfare Economics
    • Labour Economics
    • Health Economics

    This program allows you to become involved with the university’s world renowned research output even at the undergraduate level via summer research programs like the Memorial University Career Experience Program and the Student Undergraduate Research Award.

    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.

    Economics Modules Include:

    • Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
    • Applications of Choice Theory
    • Canadian Economic History in the 20th Century
    • Canadian Economic History to the End of the 19th Century
    • Development of Economic Thought I
    • Development of Economic Thought II
    • Economic Analysis in Health Care
    • Economic Planning and Development
    • Economic Statistics and Data Analysis
    • Economics of Development in Less Developed Countries
    • Economics of Education
    • Financial Economics
    • Industrial Revolutions of the 18th and 19th Centuries
    • Inflation: Theory and Policy
    • Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
    • Intermediate Macro Theory I
    • Intermediate Macro Theory II
    • Intermediate Micro Theory I
    • Intermediate Micro Theory II
    • International Economic History of the 19th and 20th Centuries
    • International Economics
    • International Monetary Problems
    • International Trade
    • Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • Introduction to Microeconomics
    • Labour Market Economics
    • Mathematical Economics I
    • Mathematical Economics II
    • Money and Banking
    • Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
    • Public Expenditure
    • Taxation
    • The Structure and Problems of the Newfoundland and Labrador Economy

    Learning And Teaching

    Memorial University’s Faculty of Sciences relies upon many different learning and teaching methods, depending on the subject being taught. These can include lectures and seminars, professional skills workshops and special events. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs.

     The Economics program in particular will give you plenty of experience in economic analysis, management economics and the economics of finance, which can be applied in nearly any setting.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you for many different careers. Some students will seek out Master’s level programs in Economics, or will enter into professional programs such as Accounting. Others will seek immediate employment. Because of Memorial’s great reputation in this field, you’ll be able to forge a rewarding career in business, finance and banking, law, accounting, private consulting, real estate, insurance and actuarial work, social enterprises, non-governmental organizations or providing economic research and economic analysis.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

     Applicants must typically have completed a secondary school program, or the international equivalent. Entry is competitive, and they should be able to show good overall grades. Most admissions will be competitive.

     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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