Business Economics

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Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
BA
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Gain insight into critical business topics such as strategic competition, the organization of firms and international issues facing businesses in the changing global marketplace.

Business Economics combines economic theories with the field of business administration. This field of study is concerned with the study and consequences of scarcity and strategic competition. Individuals, households, businesses and nations all experience some level of scarcity in that they do not possess all the resources to satisfy all their wants and needs. Decisions have to be made to balance those scarce resources in order to improve what can be achieved with them.

The Business Economics program is concerned with how:

  • these decisions are made;
  • the resources of a nation or business are allocated and utilized in the production of goods and services; and
  • the rewards of these activities are distributed.

You will become acquainted with all the activities which illustrate the practical nature of the subject, such as government reports, articles in newspapers and periodicals and examples from daily life. This program integrates aspects of economics and business studies, focusing on the use of economic analysis and statistical methods to deal effectively with economic problems in practical business fields. By applying economic theory to business management, you will become familiar with the analytical and decision-making techniques used in the business world and with the public and private institutional environments within which businesses operate.

Possible Career Paths
Business Media Correspondent, Banker, Commodity Trader, Entrepreneur, Financial Advisor, Financial Analyst, Fund Manager, Industry Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Stock Analyst, Strategic Planner

Questions?

Contact us at goyork@yorku.ca 

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introductory Mathematics for Economists I and II
  • Humanities or Social Science general education course
  • Natural Science general education course
  • Course outside the major

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • banker
  • financial analyst
  • strategic planner

BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • Math 31
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • Principles of Math 12 or Foundational Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • Calculus 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
  • Terminale math
      • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

      BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

      Requirements for admission:
    • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
      • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
      • Some programs require a higher GPA.
    • Senior-level math
      • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

        Requirements for admission:
      • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
        • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
      • 2-unit math
          • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

          BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

          Requirements for admission:
        • One year of CEGEP
        • 2 semesters of English/anglais
        • Linear Algebra 1
        • And nine additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted) - recommendation(s) below:
          • Calculus 1
          • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
          To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

          BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

          Requirements for admission:
        • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
        • Grade 12 math
          • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

            Requirements for admission:
          • Lise Diplomasi
          • Senior-level math
            • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

              Requirements for admission:
            • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
            • A-level math
                • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

                BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                Requirements for admission:
              • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
              • Twelfth Year math
                • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.

                  BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                  Requirements for admission:
                • International Baccalaureate Diploma
                  • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
                • Standard or higher-level math (Math Studies will not satisfy this requirement)
                    • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                    To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

                    BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                    Requirements for admission:
                  • Completion of one of the following:
                    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
                    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
                    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
                    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
                    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
                  • Grade XII math
                    • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                      Requirements for admission:
                    • Manitoba High School Diploma
                    • English 40S
                    • Pre-Calculus Math 40S
                    • And three additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
                      • English 120, 121 or 122
                      • Math 121 or 122 or Pre-Calc 12B
                      • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122) - recommendation(s) below:
                        • Advanced Math with Intro Calculus 120 or Pre-Calc 12B
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
                      • English 3201
                      • Math 3204 or 3205 or 3200
                      • And seven additional credits at the 3000 level - recommendation(s) below:
                        • Math 3207 or Calculus 3208
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
                      • English 12
                      • Advanced Math 12 or Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
                      • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) - recommendation(s) below:
                        • Calculus 12
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
                      • ELA30-1 or English 30
                      • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
                      • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
                        • Math 31
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
                      • ELA30-1 or English 30
                      • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
                      • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
                        • Math 31
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
                      • ENG4U
                      • MHF4U
                      • And four additional 4U or M courses - recommendation(s) below:
                        • MCV4U
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
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                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
                      • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                      • MHF4U
                      • MCV4U (recommended)
                      • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        To be considered a mature student, you must:
                      • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
                      • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
                      • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
                      • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
                      • Requirements for admission:
                      • MHF4U
                      • MCV4U (recommended)
                      • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
                      • Overall average of 2.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                      • MHF4U
                      • MCV4U (recommended)
                      • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
                      • English 621
                      • Math 621A or 621B
                      • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621) - recommendation(s) below:
                        • Math 611B
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
                      • Grade 12 English
                      • Grade 12 Linear Algebra
                      • And four additional academic (university preparation level) subjects - recommendation(s) below:
                        • Grade 12 Calculus
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
                      • English A30 and English B30
                      • Math B30 and C30 or Pre-calculus 30
                      • And two additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30 - recommendation(s) below:
                        • Calculus 30
                        To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

                        BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • General Secondary Education Certificate
                      • Senior-level math
                        • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                          Requirements for admission:
                        • High School Diploma
                        • Senior-level algebra
                        • The following course(s) are also recommended:
                          • Senior-level calculus
                          • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

                          BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                          Requirements for admission:
                        • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
                        • Senior-level math
                          • BALiberal Arts & Professional Studies

                            Requirements for admission:
                          • Yukon High School Diploma
                          • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
                          • Principles of Math 12 or Foundational Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
                          • And two additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
                            • Calculus 12
                            To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.