Economics BSc

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Economics BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 1,062 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 46,031

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Economics is the study of how people manage, trade and produce resources. It looks at the different strategies individuals, organisations and even entire nations use to compare the risks, costs and benefits of different choices, and how they set policies to ensure consistent results. 

    A BSc in Economics from the University of British Columbia will prepare you for either advanced graduate study in many related fields, or for a career in business which could see you making economic predictions, analysing cost and benefit balances or even setting corporate policy for the future. 

    This program is highly focused on quantitative research and the different mathematical approaches to economic analysis. It includes a wide range of content, including modules in Mathematics and Statistics, as well as Economics. As a result it will leave you very well prepared for a role in financial analysis, in the public, private or even not for profit sectors. 

    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.

    You’ll begin by taking several basic modules designed to impart basic economic principles as well as an understanding of the broader economic system in Canada. From then you’ll have a set of required ‘core’ modules every year, but also the freedom to select electives from nearly any UBC department, including Electrical Engineering, Music, Commerce, Psychology and many more.  

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Introduction to Economic History and Thought
    • Introduction to the Canadian Economy
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
    • Principles of Microeconomics

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Economics of Sports
    • Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
    • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
    • Managerial Economics
    • Topics in International Economic Policy

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Competitiveness in the International Economy
    • Intermediate Microeconomics II
    • Introduction to Empirical Economics
    • Introduction to Mathematical Economics

    Year 4 Modules Include:

    • Applied Microeconomic Analysis
    • Advanced Topics in Economics
    • Econometrics
    • Applied Macroeconomic Analysis
    • Economic Growth Theory

    Learning And Teaching

    The University of British Columbia’s Economics BSc program is delivered primarily through lectures and seminars, though you will also spend a great deal of time in skills tutorials and special events such as the Distinguished Lecture Series. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs. 

    You’ll also be able to conduct your own research and participate in the Roger Watts Advocacy Debate which is held every year.  

    Career Possibilities

    A BSc degree in Economics can be a pathway to a graduate or PhD degree in a more advanced specialisation. That can lead to highly placed roles in many industries or research positions in academia. 

    Alternatively, you could look for a role in the business world immediately. In addition to economic expertise, you’ll graduate with the kind of highly transferrable skills and advanced numeracy that employers and recruiters in almost all industries are interested in. 

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a university preparatory program at a senior secondary school, or the international equivalent. Great weight will be given to the GPA earned by your final year.

    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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