School of Business


Hone your skills as a creative and innovative business thought leader and explore a range of topics in micro and macroeconomics, international finance, and more.

At both a national and global level, the most significant social issues involve economics. Through your studies in Economics, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the methods and tools required to analyze complex economic issues such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and market regulation. Your studies will enable you to use national and international data to explore trends and tendencies, test economic models, and will give you the ability to recommend policies addressing inadequacies with market outcomes.

Specialization in Economics

A specialization in Economics is the perfect academic pursuit for B.B.A. students wanting to develop a deeper understanding of the problems that face the business world, along with the theories and techniques that are being used to solve these issues. Hone your skills as a creative and innovative business thought leader and explore a range of topics in micro and macroeconomics, and international finance.

Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree may apply for a Specialization in Economics, if they have successfully completed the following 3.5 credits:

  • 2.5 credits consisting of ADMN 3700H, ECON 2000H, 2010H, 3020H, and 3120H
  • 0.5 credit from ADMN 3870H or 0.5 ECON credit beyond those required for the BBA (ECON 1010H, 1020H, 2200H, 2250H)
  • 0.5 additional ECON credit beyond those required for the BBA

Program Coordinator

B. Lew, B.Sc., M.B.A. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Queen’s)

Degrees Offered:

  • B.B.A.


  • Peterborough

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Resume Boosters:

  • Prepare for your CPA designation or springboard into an M.B.A.
  • Complete 100-hours of hands-on professional experience through an internship with business sector companies and organizations
  • Meet top economic thinkers through guest speaker series and events – in 2018 we welcomed Bank of Canada former governor David Dodge
  • Network with industry experts and organizations through program-led events
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Economist
  • Economic Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Media Buyer
  • International Trade Specialist

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • A 4U Math
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