Economics BAH

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Economics BAH

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 202 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 1,539

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    This Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree is offered by Queen’s University and is delivered by the Department of Economics, within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This is a well-respected department with alumni spread across the length and breadth of Canada’s business community, which can be a great boost to your employability, especially in the early parts of your career.

    As an Economist, you’ll learn a wide range of skills. Of course, these will include a broad understanding of economics generally and of a few topics of special interest in more detail, but they will also include easily transferrable skills like quantitative research methods, communication skills and high level computer literacy. These will make it possible for you to explore advanced degrees in economics or many other fields, or to pursue professional training in Resource management, Information Technology, Industrial Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or the Law. The world will practically be your oyster. 

    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 program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study. 

    Year One Modules Include:

    • Introductory Macroeconomics
    • Introductory Microeconomics
    • Principles of Economics

    Year Two Modules Include:

    • Canadian Labour Relations
    • Economic Aspects of Selected Social Issues
    • Economics of Indigenous Communities
    • Environmental Economics and Assessment
    • Introduction to Mathematical Economics
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Labour Markets and Gender Differences
    • Macroeconomic Theory I
    • Microeconomic Theory I
    • Population and Economic Change
    • The Economics of Health Care

    Year Three Modules Include:

    • Computational Methods in Economics and Finance
    • Economics of Regulation
    • Financial Markets and Risk Management
    • Income Distribution and Problems of Inequality
    • International Trade Policy
    • Introductory Econometrics
    • Labour Economics
    • Law and Economics
    • Macroeconomic Theory II
    • Microeconomic Theory II
    • Natural Resource Economics
    • Topics in Environmental Economics
    • Urban and Regional Economics

    Year Four Modules Include:

    • Advanced Econometrics
    • Applied Econometrics
    • Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • Development Economics
    • Industrial Organization and Public Policy
    • International Macroeconomics
    • International Trade Theory and Policy
    • Issues in Economic History
    • Issues in Microeconomic Policy
    • Monetary Economics
    • Public Economics

    Learning And Teaching

    Queen’s University’s BAH programs all focus on both practical and academic learning. They use a wide range of teaching methods, everything from lecture based classroom instruction to technical skills tutorials. You’ll learn both high level abstract theory and diligent academic research techniques. Finally, you’ll be able to direct the course of your learning by choosing from among Queen’s many Second and Dual Degree options. 

    Career Possibilities

    You’ll have many career options open to you. Many graduates opt for further training at the MSc or even PhD level. Others go directly into work, taking on roles such as Financial Analyst, Trader, 

    Market Researcher, Financial Analyst Trainee, Investment Banker, Fixed Income Researcher, World Markets Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Country Credit Analyst, Financial Analyst, Advisory Trainee, Economist, Underwriter, Marketing Analyst, Consultant, Human Resources Professional, Research Analyst or Risk Analyst, among many others.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BAH degree. 

    To apply, you’ll need to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or the international equivalent. Other qualifications may also be accepted. 

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

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