Economics BA

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Economics BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2020

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    Course Summary

    Economics is about more than numbers and money, though the concept of applying scientific theory to monetary transactions is at its very core. It is more about learning how to understand, interpret, analyse and eventually predict changes in large, complicated systems. As a result, it is not at all uncommon for an economics degree to lead to a career in politics instead of investment banking. Economics can be applied to almost every field of human endeavour.  

    The Economics BA offered by the University of the Fraser Valley can be taken as a major in its own right, or combined with a different BA course of study as a minor. Depending on your choices, it can give you a clear picture of the current economic situation, give you advanced computer and analytical skills, the ability to collect process and use economic or financial data, or to do the kind of ground breaking economic research that could one day change the world.

    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 study.

    You’ll study a wide range of topics, but all will have been selected to help you develop the problem solving, computer literacy, critical thinking, financial and accounting skills you will need to gain a deeper understanding of Canadian and Global economic systems.

    Economics Modules Include:

    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
    • Selected Topics in Economics
    • Introduction to Game Theory and Strategic Thinking
    • Canadian Economic Issues
    • Economic and Business Statistics
    • Economic Geography
    • The Economics of Sport
    • Selected Topics in Economics
    • Managerial Economics
    • International Trade
    • International Capital Markets
    • Financial Management I
    • Technological Progress and Economic Growth
    • Labour Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Transportation Economics
    • Health Economics
    • Law and Economics
    • Introduction to Behavioural Economics
    • Regulatory Economics
    • Development Economics
    • Macroeconomics and Financial Markets
    • Investments
    • Risk Management and Financial Engineering
    • International Financial Management
    • Financial Management II
    • Directed Studies in Economics
    • Selected Topics in Economics

    Learning And Teaching

    UFV strives to use both traditional and innovative techniques in its undergraduate programs. This program features a Co-op semester which will give you real world work skills as well as helping you to develop a contact network in your field.  

    You’ll attend formal lecture classes, practical skills sessions, laboratories, problem solving exercises, and small scale tutorial sessions as well. You’ll also have the support of the school’s Academic Advisors to help you plot the best educational course for yourself and your career.  

    Career Possibilities

    Careers in this field tend to be fairly lucrative. Among all Canadian BA degree fields, Economics is the field with the highest average salaries, both at the beginning and middle of their careers (according to the College Salary Report).

    Recent graduates of UFV’s Economics BA program have gone on to graduate degree programs or professional qualifications, or have taken roles with charitable organisations, community foundations, hospitals, businesses, governments, technology companies, manufacturers, and of course banks or financial institutions.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA degree.

     To enter UFV’s Economics BA program, you’ll need to present your High School Transcripts, International Baccalaureate or similar international qualifications. No particular specialisation is required.  

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A Foundations Program is available if you lack the necessary language skills.

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