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Economics and Accounting (BA)


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Our Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting program is CPA-accredited and gives a career advantage to students looking to become an accountant. Unlike most programs in accounting, this one prepares you to understand business and government issues in a data-driven economy at the macro level. Economics courses will provide you with the technical background you’ll need to succeed in today’s marketplace, along with a high-level understanding of how businesses work. Your accounting courses will ensure you are ready to become an accountant, with courses that hone your practical skills.

Our Department of Economics, uniquely positioned alongside the Department of Business in the Lazaridis School and Business and Economics, allows you to combine your Economics degree with our CPA-accredited Accounting program. This is a direct-entry degree program that consists of 20 credits. Eight credits are economics courses and a minimum of 7.0 credits are business courses.

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Program Highlights

  • Students in this program are eligible to apply to Canada’s largest business degree co-op program.
  • All of the major accounting firms hire our co-op students and graduates.
  • Lazaridis School is first in Canada for the total number of accounting gold medals.
  • Employment rate after graduation: 96.6%.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Econometrics
  • Statistics

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions at 70%.
  • Either: Calculus and Vectors or Data Management at 60%.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 31.

Careers

Students who complete this program are typically recruited into positions in Canada’s major accounting firms.

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