Economics (Management)

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Credentials available

  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Management as a Second Degree
  • Combined degrees with Management (Lethbridge campus)

Campus

  • Lethbridge

Intake

Fall & Spring

Program description

Economics is the social science that provides understanding, meaning and relevance of human action under conditions of scarcity. In other words, the study of economics enables a more effective use of scarce resources such as people’s time and talents, land, buildings, equipment, tools on hand, and the knowledge of how to combine them to create products and services to satisfy human wants. Economics is a value-free science. It never tells people how to act, it merely shows how they need to act to attain specific results.

This major would be well suited to those who are interested in policy work, economic aspects of international trade, economic forecasting and economic consulting.

As an economics major you can also choose a minor to enhance your knowledge in a secondary line of study. Many minors complement economics well such as accounting, family and small business management, fintech and financial innovation, marketing, math, supply chain and operations management, agricultural economics, ag enterprise management, environmental studies, indigenous governance, and international management. Learn more about our available minors.

 

Why take economics at the Dhillon School of Business?

By adding an economics major to your business education, you will learn key theories of economics and strengthen your quantitative skills while also acquiring foundational management and business concepts. Here you’ll explore the theoretical roots of business and acquire the important conceptual knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to an organization.

Many of our students also enrol in co-operative education while at the Dhillon School of Business. Co-op allows you to get paid work experience before you graduate and can even help you land a job immediately after graduation.

 

Employment stats for a career in economics*

 

Dhillon School of Business - Finance job postings


Job postings in the last 12 months

 

  • Canada: 5,957
  • Alberta: 688

 

Dhillon School of Business - Finance salary

Average salary 

 

  • Canada (0-5 years of experience): $78,000
  • Canada (6+ years of experience): $103,000
  • Alberta (0-5 years of experience): $77,000
  • Alberta (6+ years of experience): $106,000

 

Dhillon School of Business - Finance

Top employers hiring

 

Canada:

  • Scotiabank
  • Province of B.C.
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Bell Canada
  • CIBC

Alberta: 

  • Enbridge Incorporated
  • Transalta
  • TC Energy
  • Scotiabank
  • CMHC

* Employment data provided by Emsi Burning Glass 2021. 

 

The advantages of being a Dhillon School of Business student

Experiential learning

You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply the theories you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life, hands-on situations as well as programs to help you connect with our student community. As a Dhillon student, you'll have access to these experiential programs and more:

Visit our Dhillon School of Business website to learn more about student experience opportunities.

Education that’s personal

Our students say they chose the Dhillon School of Business because of the smaller class sizes and more personal and supportive approach to teaching. Here you’ll get many opportunities to connect and interact with your professors and peers to set you up for success.

Flexible study options

Whether you’re a traditional student interested in our Lethbridge campus with full-time classes during the day or a working professional interested in the Calgary Campus’s evening and weekend classes, we have a flexible study option for you.

Internationally recognized for quality

As an AACSB accredited business school, the Dhillon School of Business have met very rigorous quality standards proven to provide you with the best in business education worldwide. You can trust that your education here will give you a distinct advantage in the real world including more competitive salaries, more employers interested in you after graduation and more. See all our professional accreditations and designations.

 

Possible careers

Dhillon School of Business - Finance job postings

Top job titles in Alberta and/or Canada*

  • Financial analyst
  • Business development officer
  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Senior financial analyst

Other possible careers

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Economist
  • Commodities Broker
  • Credit Analyst
  • Strategic Planner
  • Foreign Trade Analyst

 

Admission requirements

General-ALL-ALL

​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project

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This program also requires

One of the courses you include must be:

  • Mathematics 30-1

 

Sample classes

  • Economics 3030: Managerial Economics
  • ACCT 2100: Introductory Accounting
  • Economics 3400: Money and Banking Management
  • HRLR 2030: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Economics 2900 - Economics and Business Statistics
  • IMGT 3650: Introduction to International Management 

For a complete list of courses available in our Economics program, check out our program planning guide (PDF).