The economics specialization focuses on explaining the economic and social interactions of individuals, firms and governments in the global environment. Schulich’s economics electives provide a framework for analyzing economic and business factors that affect corporations and day-to-day management problems.
This specialization requires that students complete a series of elective courses from a number of areas including international economics, money and banking, industrial economics, markets and regulations, and economic forecasting. Students will learn to use economic tools to explain movements in critical variables such as interest rates, exchange rates, unemployment and economic growth.
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To specialize in Economics, enrol in four of the Elective Courses listed below, for a total of 12.00 credits of Elective Courses.
A minimum of two courses (6.00 credits) must come from the Schulich Elective Courses list.
Schulich Elective Courses
- ECON 3200 3.00 ECONOMICS OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
- ECON 3510 3.00 APPLIED INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
- ECON 4210 3.00 ECONOMIC FORECASTING & ANALYSIS
- ECON 4220 3.00 MACROECONOMICS AND THE SUPPLY SIDE
Approved Non-Schulich Elective Courses
AP/ECON 3200 3.00: Industrial Organization
AP/ECON 3240 3.00: Labour Economics: Theory
GL/ECON 3370 3.00: Industrial Organization I
GL/ECON 3380 3.00: The Economics of Canadian Financial Institutions
GL/ECON 3390 3.00: Monetary Theory and Policy in Canadian Context
AP/ECON 3430 3.00: Monetary Economics I: Financial Markets and Institutions
AP/ECON 3440 3.00: Monetary Economics II: Theory and Policy
AP/ECON 3500 3.00: Introductory Mathematical Statistics for Economists
AP/ECON 3590 3.00: Economics of Education and Training
GL/ECON 3570 3.00: Introduction to the Economies of the Public Sector
GL/ECON 3670 3.00: Mathematical Statistics
AP/ECON 3810 3.00: The Economics of Project Appraisal and Feasibility
AP/ECON 4010 3.00: Advanced Microeconomic Theory
AP/ECON 4020 3.00: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
AP/ECON 4070 3.00: Public Finance I
AP/ECON 4080 3.00: Public Finance II
AP/ECON 4140 3.00: Financial Econometrics
AP/ECON 4210 3.00: Econometrics
AP/ECON 4220 3.00: Topics in Econometrics
GL/ECON 4230 3.00: Advanced Economic Theory
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Atipol Bhanich Supapol
Associate Professor, Economics and International BusinessView profile
Instructor of EconomicsView profile
Professor of Sustainability & Economics; Area Coordinator, EconomicsView profile
Associate Professor of Economics; Cross-appointed to Department of Economics; Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional StudiesView profile
Associate Professor of EconomicsView profile
Instructor of Economics and Policy/StrategyView profile
Bernard M. Wolf
Professor Emeritus of Economics and International BusinessView profile
Associate Professor of International Business and Organization Studies; Executive Director Centre for Global Enterprise; Export Development Canada Professorship in International BusinessView profile
Sessional Lecturer, Economics; Associate Director of Undergraduate ProgramsView profile
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Graduates specializing in economics have followed career paths leading to senior executive positions in investment banks, merchant banks, venture capital firms, management consulting firms, federal and provincial governments, multinational corporations and product or service companies.
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