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Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Economics Bishop's University

Canada

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Summary

Economics is where business, applied mathematics, and human behavior meet. Studying it requires not only an analytical mind, but also curiosity about contemporary events and society as a whole.

Economic models are used to examine choice in all forms of social interactions including but not limited to business, politics, international relations, workplace, family, schools, and criminal activities. In sum, economics provides one set of tools that you can use to analyze, explain, and predict human interaction in virtually any situation. Studying economics provides you with the analytical and critical thinking skills to understand all kinds of choice decisions and to learn more about the world in which you live.

B.A. (Major Economics)

  • The Major program provides students with the necessary skills for the job market and emphasizes a balanced approach amongst theoretical, analytical, and policy issues.
  • A unique feature of our Major program is a required practicum course in Economic Analysis and Policy that applies economic theories, in a research paper, to real world policy applications.
  • The Major program allows students to take a wide range of complementary courses in other disciplines or even to complete a double major in Economics and another discipline.
  • One of the most popular combined degrees is a major in Economics combined with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration.
  • The research focus of the Department is appealing for students with interests in Economics, Business, Environmental Issues, Political Studies, and Mathematics.

Where can this lead me?

Because studying economics provides you with many valuable skills, your BA will serve you well in many careers. A sample of the careers our recent graduates have followed is:

  • Economist: Bank of Canada
  • Economist: Government of British Columbia
  • Economist: The Royal Bank
  • Portfolio Manager: Bank of Montreal
  • Economist: Statistics Canada
  • Financial Analyst: RBC Investments
  • Management Consultant: Bain & Company
  • Manager of Customer Services: RBC Investments
  • Full Underwriter: Export Development Canada

Some of our recent graduates have also chosen to continue their studies at the graduate level, earning MA and PhD degrees in Economics, Law, and Political Science, as well as MBAs. Indeed, many business and law schools value the solid training in economic theory, quantitative methods, and applied research provided by an undergraduate economics degree.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Economics.

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

CAN $816.67 per credit; Compulsory fee: CAN $1,569.69

From

11-Jan-21

Venue

Faculty of Arts and Science

2600 College Street,

SHERBROOKE,

Quebec (QC),

J1M 1Z7, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

International High School Students: You are considered an international high school student for admission purposes if you: are currently completing secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA; or you completed secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your secondary school studies

Admission Requirements General:

The following requirements should be used as a guideline to be considered competitive for admissions consideration. Each admission cycle, Bishop’s University receives more applications than spaces available. Meeting the minimum posted requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements may be considered on an individual basis. In those cases, the Admissions Office may request additional information in addition to that indicated below.

Normally have completed 12 years of formal schooling and received a secondary school credential that would permit you access to university in that country. If you are studying at or have graduated from secondary school in a country where secondary school finishes after only 11 years of formal schooling your application will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Minimum average required varies depending upon curriculum followed; transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis.

English language requirements: Complete a recognized English assessment with appropriate minimum score:
TOEFL minimum overall score of 237 (Computer-based) or 90 (Internet-based)

IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5

MELAB minimum overall score of 85

CAEL minimum overall score of 70

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) minimum score of C

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) minimum score of C

Pearson Test of English: Academic (PTE: Academic) minimum overall score of 61

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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