Gain the analytical skills necessary for understanding and solving complex economic problems.
This program is offered by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on the Keele Campus.
Economic problems arise out of the conflict between an apparently limitless human demand for goods and services and a limited supply of resources for satisfying those demands. Economics combines theory and analysis with attention to practical problems and critical modern issues.
The Economics program will expose you to both the wide range of individual and social problems that arise from this conflict and to the distinctive economic approach to their solution. Our unique teaching approach that blends theory and case studies to give you the in-depth training necessary to apply the analytical and quantitative tools needed to understand complex economic issues. You can create a mathematical and statistical concentration, focus on learning how to model and forecast economic activities, or get a comprehensive understanding of contemporary economics and/or business. You'll also develop skills to analyze practical business problems such as:
- Market Forecasting
- Pricing Policies
- Strategic Financing
- Business Development
Study with professors who receive prestigious national and international research grants and who publish in top ranked journals in the field such as The Journal of International Economics.
- Complement your study by attending on-going seminars on relevant topics and discover the many job opportunities available to you.
- Join the Economic Student Association. Its primary goal is to make the transition to university easier for undergraduates. The association also works towards providing networking opportunities for future student employment.
Sample First-year Schedule
- 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
- elective courses outside the major
Possible Career PathsExplore what you can do with your degree
- Market analyst
- Policy adviser
You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:
- Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
- Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)
In the absence of final grades in courses:
- You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
- Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.
You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.
We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.