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Business Economics

You can begin this program at an
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.

Apply your economics tool kit to a Saskatoon business in our Career Internship Program. Publish an article in the internationally distributed Saskatchewan Economics Journal. Get hired in a well-paid position before you've even graduated.


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Bachelor of Arts - Business Economics

  • B.A. Four-year
  • B.A. Honours

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    What is Business Economics?

    The Business Economics Program combines courses in the Department of Economics and the Edwards School of Business to produce a valuable degree, preparing students for the fast-paced world of business, finance and public service. Our students will be able to apply their specialized knowledge to practical economic problems in their chosen area of employment, and will be well-equipped to enter the private and public sectors as business economists. Students in this program also become familiar with both economics and commerce from a liberal arts perspective, thereby providing them with a unique and flexible approach to their areas of study.

    Business Economics: Is it for you?

    • The Economics program at the University of Saskatchewan is respected across Canada. It offers a well-rounded curriculum that delivers solid classroom instruction combined with intensive tutorials.
    • The faculty members of the Department of Economics are leaders in their fields and are widely published in topics covering the spectrum of quantitative, theoretical and historical economics.
    • One of the unique advantages to the U of S program is a new Work Experience Internship Program that not only gives students practical work experience in the areas they have been studying but also involves them directly in the local business community. Imagine working on fascinating projects: an investment analysis in Saskatchewan’s oil and gas industry to the impact of taxation; royalty rates on the natural resource sector in Western Canada; or an analysis of the workings of the international carbon emission trading market (cap and trade analysis). Imagine how working on projects like these will look on your resume, and all the additional benefits the Economics Internship can bring to your career. The Economics Internship Program is an opportunity for senior Arts and Science students to get valuable job experience, as well as academic credit for “learning by doing.”

      Sample Classes

      • ECON 214: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
        Presents the student with a formal analysis of national accounting, the consumption function, investment, public expenditure, taxes, budgets, money and interest, IS-LM analysis of general equilibrium in an open economy, aggregate supply and demand, public policy, inflation, and the rudiments of growth theory.
      • COMM 381: Industrial Relations
        Examines the Canadian employment relationship in unionized settings. Organized labour is explored as a response to the assumed inherent imbalance of power between an individual worker and an employer. While functional topics such as collective bargaining , strikes and lock-outs, and the grievance processes are studied, so too are theoretical and historical conditions. Finally, union responses to globalization, such as international outsourcing, are reviewed.
      • ECON 433: Economic Evaluation Methods in Health Policy
        Provides an array of economic evaluation methods used to assess health and healthcare programs, policies, technologies and interventions. Topics include methods of measuring health and health outcomes, as well as various economic evaluation methods (cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analyses), and their applications in health and healthcare policies.

      Career Opportunities

      • Commodities Broker
      • Investment Analyst
      • Investment Administrator
      • Financial Service Manager
      • Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
      • Foreign Trade Analyst
      • Sales Analyst
      • Business Analyst
      • Market Research Analyst

      Skill Sets Gained

      • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
      • Computer skills
      • Critical and analytical thinking
      • Interpreting research findings
      • Problem-solving skills
      • Research skills and methods

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