International Economics and Business Minor

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International Economics and Business Minor

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 8,770 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 18,130

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Any BComm from Mount Allison University will give you a wide range of essential business skills, but one with a strong focus on Economics can prepare you for a wide range of roles that involve economic or financial predictions or which touch upon the investment industry in some way. You can specialise in computer science, mathematics, economic growth and technological change, international marketing, marketing management, international trade, microeconomics, macroeconomics finance or development.

    Options include:

    • BA honours in economics and mathematics
    • BA honours or major in international relations
    • BA honours or major in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE)
    • BA honours, major or minor in economics
    • BA major or minor in Commerce
    • BComm honours in economics

    Note that this program is offered ONLY as a Minor field of study. It must be combined with one of the university’s other majors, and will be a part of the Bcomm, BA or BSc degree you earn under that Major field of study.

    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 minor is part of a degree program which is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Economics Modules Include:

    • Uncertainty and Strategy in Economics
    • Survey Research Methods
    • Special Topic in Economics
    • Public Finance: Taxation and Fiscal Federalism
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
    • Principles of Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • Observational Data Analysis
    • Normative Economics
    • Natural Resource Economics
    • Money, Banking, and the Canadian Financial System: Microeconomic Perspectives
    • Money, Banking, and the Canadian Financial System: Macroeconomic Perspectives
    • Modes of Economic Thought
    • Modes of Classical Economic Thought
    • Law and Economics
    • Labour Management Relations
    • Labour Economics
    • Introduction to Game Theory
    • Introduction to Econometrics
    • International Trade
    • International Finance
    • International Development
    • Intermediate Microeconomics I: Exchange And Consumer Decisions
    • Intermediate Microeconomics Ii: Markets And Producer Decisions
    • Intermediate Macroeconomics I& II
    • Industrial Organization: Theory
    • Industrial Organization: Policy
    • Independent Study in Economics
    • Honours Thesis
    • Health Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Economic Issues in Canadian Public Policy I & II
    • Economic Growth and Technological Change
    • Economic Growth and Development: Japan and East Asia
    • Econometrics
    • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
    • Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

    Learning And Teaching

    Mount Allison University uses a range of both standard and quite innovative teaching methods. Depending on the subject matter in question, these might include everything from formal lectures, interactive tutorials and skills sessions to laboratory or studio work and seminar style classes. 

    The International Economics and Business Minor also gives you access to hands on business experience providing real world business and economic solutions for the university’s industrial and business partners.

    Career Possibilities

    Not only will you have the kind of financial prediction, communication, management, organisational behaviour and related skills you’ll need to thrive in business. Mount Allison Economics Minor graduates have become market research analysts, international tax accountants, international shipping specialists, international sales managers, international marketing managers, international management consultants, international development bank officers, international business development managers, importer/exporters and foreign trade consultants. Of course, your career options will also be influenced by your Major.

    Entry & Credit

    This is a Minor which is only a part of a 4 year BComm, BSc or BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a university preparatory program at a senior secondary school, or the international equivalent. Your chosen Major will also have admission requirements.  

    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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