Bachelor of Commerce - Honours Economics

Admission Requirements

a. Minimum grade point average of 3.00 at the end of Year 2.

b. Students must make application for admission to the Honours program on the special form obtainable from the Registrar normally by the beginning of Year 3. They must obtain the approval of the Chairperson of the Economics Department and the Dean of Sobey School of Business.

Requirements for Continuance and Graduation

a. To continue in the program and to graduate, students must maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.00.

b. The specific course requirements of the program are:

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredit Hours
CISY 1225 Intro to Computer Applications 3
MGSC 1205 Quantitative Methods I 3
MGSC 1206 Quantitative Methods II 3
MGMT 1281 Introduction to Business Management 3
ECON 1201 Principles of Economics: Micro 3
ECON 1202 Principles of Economics: Macro 3
ENGL 1205 Introduction to Literature 3
Select six credit hours in humanities electives 1 6
Select three credit hours in non-Commerce electives 3
 Credit Hours30
Second Year
MGSC 2207 Introductory Statistics 2 3
ACCT 2241 Introductory Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 2242 Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
MKTG 2270 Introduction to Marketing 3
MGMT 2383 Micro Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 2384 Macro Organizational Behavior 3
CMLW 2201 Legal Aspects of Business - Part I 3
COMM 2293 Communications 3
ECON 3300 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 2 3
ECON 3301 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 2 3
 Credit Hours30
Third Year
FINA 2360 Business Finance I 3
FINA 3361 Business Finance II 3
ECON 3302 Mathematical Economics 2 3
ECON 3303 Intermediate Economic Statistics 2 3
ECON 4400 Advanced Microeconomic Theory 2 3
ECON 4401 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 2 3
MGMT 3480 Ethical Responsibilities of Organizations 3
Select three credit hours in Economics electives 3
Select six credit hours in social science electives 3 6
 Credit Hours30
Fourth Year
MGMT 4489 Strategic Management 3
ECON 4403 Econometrics 2 3
ECON 4404
Special Topics in Microeconomics 2
or Special Topics in Macroeconomics
ECON 4498 Research Seminar in Economics 2 3
ECON 4499 Honours Project in Economics (or another 3 credit hours in Economics electives) 2 3
Select 12 credit hours in non-Commerce electives 2 12
 Credit Hours27
 Total Credit Hours117

c.  With the approval of the Chairperson of the Economics Department, a student may be permitted to substitute up to twelve (12) credit hours from a related subject for Year 3 and Year 4 required Economics courses.

d.  With the approval of the Chairperson of the Economics Department, a student may substitute nine (9) credit hours from the Department of Mathematics and Computing Science for Mathematical Economics (ECON 3302), Intermediate Economic Statistics (ECON 3303), and Econometrics (ECON 4403).

e.  Commerce students doing an honours in economics are permitted to count three (3) economics credit hours at the 3000-level or above as non-commerce electives.