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International Economics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
This rigorous and challenging International Economics program from University of British Columbia is built around core courses from the Vancouver School of Economics and the UBC Sauder School of Business.
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Overview

The Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) is a distinct four-year, full-time degree offered by the Vancouver School of Economics at University of British Columbia with support from UBC Sauder School of Business. This academically rigorous degree provides strong technical training and a broad curriculum that examines topics such as international trade, international finance, and international development.

UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics is consistently ranked number one in Canada and among the best in the world, with an established tradition of research excellence, high-quality graduate and undergraduate education, and community engagement.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time. As an International Economics graduate, you’ll be equipped for a career as a professional or academic economist in the public, non-governmental, or private sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • Introduction to Empirical Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)
  • IB Mathematics, excluding IB Math Studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1534 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1534 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    287 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 287 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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