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Economics and Financial Management (BA)

Economics and Financial Management (BA)

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Our policy-focused Economics program will help you learn about choice, and the impact of choices, in business. From the decisions we make as individuals, families, governments or firms, the field of economics relates to every aspect of our lives and to every aspect of the business environment.

This degree pairs our Economics program with our highly ranked Finance program. You'll graduate with the skills needed to enter the investment banking or finance profession, and have the competitive career advantage of understanding the factors that influence income, wealth and well-being.

Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgStudents in this program are eligible to apply to Canada’s largest business degree co-op program.
  • Employment rate after graduation: 96.6%.
  • Companies such as Gluskin + Sheff, RBC, TD Bank, BMO, CIBC, Bank of Nova Scotia, insurance companies, and Bank of Canada hire our graduates.

First-Year Courses

  • Introduction to Microeconomics 
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introductory to Calculus and Social Sciences or Calculus I
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Understanding the Business Environment or Functional Areas of the Organization
  • 2.5 non-economics elective credits

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: mid 80s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: high 80s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions at 70%.
  • Either Calculus & Vectors or Data Management at 60%.
  • All required courses calculated in admission average, including English. 

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

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