Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Why choose Economics?

Economists ask questions such as: What is produced? How does it get produced? Who gets what is produced?

Economics examines how economic activity (production, consumption, and trade of goods and services) is organized, how individuals and societies structure economic activity, and the relative effectiveness of different institutions in managing scarcity. Economists ask questions such as what gets produced, how is it produced, and who gets what is produced.

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​As an Economics student, you'll study the logic of human choice under conditions of scarcity, and examine the social institutions that determine how scarce resources are used. You'll gain a theoretical framework to explain choices and behaviour that can also be successfully applied to other areas of study, including politics, law, history, and education.

Program highlights

  • Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.
  • Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
  • Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Courses in this program

Computer Applications in Economics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, The Global Trading System, Use of Statistics in Economics

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