Bachelor of Arts (BA)Offered by:
Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts & Science
Why study economics?
Interest rates, budget deficits, social services, taxes and sustainable economic growth: Economic problems sit at the forefront of public debates. As an economist, your work informs business leaders and policy makers who must make decisions with lasting economic consequences.
You tackle real–world challenges. Your tools — economic theory and econometrics — rely on a sound knowledge of statistics, mathematics, as well as your keen analytical and communications abilities.
We provide a collegial environment to become an economist. Your classes will be small, even at introductory levels, and you’ll receive tutorial support in key areas, and personal attention from senior faculty. You may focus on any aspect of economics or acquire a broad background in the discipline.
As an honours or specialization student, you’ll benefit from a wide array of advanced applied economics courses, an active research department, and a Co-operative Education program.
Our grads compete effectively in the job market. Financial analysis, banking and the public sector all seek out economics graduates, while many others enter graduate programs at leading universities.
A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Honours in Economics (60 credits)
- Specialization in Economics (60 credits)
- Major in Economics (42 credits)
- Minor in Economics (30 credits)
- Minor in Analytical Economics (30 credits)
No specific courses are required beyond a DEC
Minimum Cut-off Averages
(Minimum Cut-off Averages should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool.)
- Quebec Cegep (CRC): 23.000 (Honours: 28.000)
- Canadian High Schools: 70% (Honours: 85%)
- U.S. High Schools: 2.8 (Honours: 3.3)
- External Transfers: B (Honours: B+)
- International Bacc. (IB): 27 (Honours: 33)
- Bacc. Français: 12/20 (Honours: 14/20)
- Limited enrolment program
Make sure you also meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
The program is built around core economic theory and econometric courses, including advanced courses for honours and specialization students and a wide range of electives that examine issues such as international policies, competition regulations, environmental challenges and financial analyses.
- Economics of the Environment
- Econometrics I & II
- Game Theory, Information, and Economic Modelling
- Public Sector Economics
- Natural Resource Economics
Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.
Applying to the Economics co-op program gives academically strong students a chance to complete paid work terms and gain practical experience in their field. Placements range from provincial and federal departments to companies in insurance, banking and telecommunications. Co-op work terms make it possible for you to do:
- Quantitative and qualitative analyses
- Policy research
- Econometric analyses and interpretation of survey data
Entry to the program requires an interview and a high level of academic performance.
While many students enter graduate programs at leading universities, our program opens up many careers paths for you in public and private industries, including:
- Financial analysis
- Public sector policy analysis