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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Thunder Bay, Canada
Economics at Lakehead University is a social science dedicated to the study of decision-making under scarcity, and the factors that influence wealth. Economics involves financial topics and broader historical, sociological and cultural topics ranging from the individual (microeconomics) to governments, industries and central banking (macroeconomics). 

Overview

This extensive and multidisciplinary study of the economy is what sets it apart from other seemingly similar topics such as Business or Finance.

As an Economics student at Lakehead University you will gain insight into the long-term effects of policy on communities by studying:

  • Resource Allocation
  • Current Policy Debates
  • Statistics
  • Economic Theory
  • Incentives
  • Econometrics
  • Decision-Making 

You will also gain a marketable edge through field and speciality courses focused on labour, natural resources and industrial organisation. The natural ebb and flow of the economy means that economics is a changing and dynamic field. Our continually updated course content reflects new theories, information and current events impacting the Economics field. Mathematics is a large component of many of our Economics courses; therefore, our recommendation is that you have some knowledge and skill in the area.

Future Careers

  • Professional and Business Economist
  • Banking
  • Policy Analyst
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Actuary
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Health Policy Planner
  • International Trade Specialist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • January 15 (for Ontario High School Applicants) 
    • March 1 (for College Transfer Applicants) 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics and Forecasting
  • Public Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23731 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23731 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5984 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5984 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Thunder Bay

  • 1149 - 1720 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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