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Major in Economics

Students who elect a Major in Economics usually do so at the beginning of their second year; this enables them to take their economics courses in the best sequence. Students may elect a Major in Economics at the beginning of their third year, but their options may be restricted.

For a Major in Economics, 36 credit hours are required, including:

ECON 1006 Introduction to Economics (or ECON 1013 & 1023)
ECON 2103 Microeconomic Theory I
ECON 2113 Macroeconomic Theory I
ECON 2123 Quantitative Methods I
and at least one of the following:
ECON 2153, 3133, 3143, 3163, or 3173.

The remaining courses are electives; of these, one must be selected from each of the following subject areas:
   • Political Economy
   • International Economy
   • Canadian Institutions and Policy
  See specific listings below.
Students majoring in economics are eligible for the Work-Study Project, ECON 4506, in their fourth year.

Major in Economics with a Business Option
In addition to fulfilling the requirements for a Major in Economics, students selecting the business option are required to complete 18 credit hours in business, including:

Required Courses (6 credit hours)
ADM 1015 Introduction to Business
ADM 2213 Introduction to Financial Accounting
Elective Courses (12 credit hours)
ADM 2223 Managerial Accounting
ADM 2313 Principles of Marketing
ADM 2413 Principles of Finance
ADM 2513 Organizational Behaviour
ADM 3123 Business Law I
ADM 3415 Corporate Finance
ADM 3445 Personal Financial Planning
ADM 3875 Labour Relations
ADM 4155 International Business

Business courses are restricted to those in the business option. Students may enter this programme after completing ECON 1006 or ECON 1013 & 1023. The required courses are to be taken first; a minimum C grade is required in these courses before other ADM courses are taken. See below for a description of ADM courses.

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