Business Economics

Economics is the science describing the production and distribution of wealth. The undergraduate Economics program provides students with the theoretical and empirical tools to comprehend, assess and analyze the many pressing issues and problems of individuals, businesses and society in an economic context.

The Business Economics Program combines courses in the Department of Economics and the Edwards School of Business to produce a degree which provides the student with a rigorous background in both economics and commerce, with special emphasis in economics, so as to prepare students for the world of business, finance, and public service. Students trained in our program will be able to apply their specialized knowledge to practical economic problems in their chosen area of employment. Moreover, they will be better equipped to enter the private and public sectors as business economists. In addition, in this program the student becomes familiarized with both economics and commerce from a liberal arts perspective thereby providing the students with a unique, valuable and flexible approach to these areas of study.

The Department of Economics also offers programs in Economics 

ECON 111 and a junior course in calculus are the prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Economics courses. 

ECON 204.6 (or equivalent) is required for all 3 or 4 year and honours degrees in economics. Students who choose alternatives to ECON 204.6 are advised to consult the Department.

Students with credit for a course in linear algebra, e.g. MATH 264 or MATH 266, may not receive credit for ECON 305. However, students who already have credit for ECON 305 may then take one of these classes for elective credit and shall not lose credit for ECON 305.

Students with credit for a course in the calculus of multiple variables, e.g. MATH 223, MATH 225 or MATH 276, may not take ECON 306 for credit. However, students who already have credit for ECON 306 may then take one of these classes for elective credit and shall not lose credit for ECON 306.

The ECON 305 and 306 equivalency courses in mathematics may not be used to satisfy requirement B6 for Business Economics

For statistics course regulations, please visit the Academic Information and Policies section.

Students planning to pursue graduate studies should consult the department for advising.

Major Average

The major average in Business Economics programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All ECON and all courses listed in the Major Requirement B6.
  • All COMM courses numbered 104 or higher.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Business Economics, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • ECON 111.3 and ECON 114.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A. Four-year) - Business Economics

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) - Business Economics

Statistics - Minor

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