Facing Challenges Head On

Economics involves making tough choices. Businesses face shortages of labour, capital and natural resources. They must function in a volatile business environment that is shaped by economic forces. Whether decisions involve minimizing the carbon footprint, maximizing profits or creating innovative new products, the role of economics in decision making is critical. There are many employment opportunities for economics graduates. Go on to complete a credential through the Institute of Canadian Bankers, or the Insurance Institute of Canada. Work in private enterprise, government, or consulting. Be a bank manager, work in international development, or become an entrepreneur. The Business Administration program offers a concentration in economics and you can also minor in it through the Economics Department.

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Students may choose to do a concentration in economics while doing their BBA. The concentration in economics requires the completion of four full units of coursework (8 half-unit courses). The concentration in economics provides students with an opportunity to learn more about the field of economics while also allowing more room within the BBA for courses in other areas of interest. Students may combine the economics concentration with a concentration in another business field, such as accounting, marketing, management, strategic human resource management or tourism and hospitality management. This combination enables students to gain a better overall understanding of more than one area of business, providing even greater flexibility among career options. In addition, a solid background in economics greatly enhances one’s understanding of business and its impact on the economy.