Our Economics Program
Algoma University’s three-year Bachelor of Arts in Economics is a unique program, different from other university programs found across the province.
Our program concentrates on theory, applications, and explorations in current and policy-related issues at the regional, national, and international level. Students will study the roles of governmental, business, and financial institutions, as well as individuals as they interact to determine the distribution of a country’s total range of goods and services. Courses cover a wide array of topic areas, including environmental economic policies, microeconomics, urban economics, economic development, economics of finance, elementary statistical methods for economists, among others.
Our faculty is committed to a hands-on learning experience where students are able to establish a personal relationship with their professors. This fosters a very intimate and interactive learning environment.
Upon graduation, students will have a solid foundational working knowledge of various economic and financial terms, concepts, and principles. Students will know how to solve complex problems and distinguish between correct and incorrect applications of economic concepts. They will be able to review, present, and interpret quantitative and qualitative information and will thoroughly understand the limits that exist within the realm of finance and economics. By graduation, they will also have perfected their communication skills and be able to conduct themselves in a professional manner in the work world.
What You Can Expect
Hands-on learning, a close-knit campus community, and caring faculty.
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With over 24 percent of our students coming from outside of Canada, our student body is reflective of today’s global marketplace. By having such a diverse classroom, students are exposed to new and different ideals and opinions in regards to finance. Thus, our classrooms reflect the real world.
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Take advantage of the University’s lucrative co-operative education program to make some extra money and build your resume. Coop options include the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Brookfield Power, the Government of Canada, the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Logos Financial, Yes You Can Employment Services, BDO Canada, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, and many more.
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A bright career path
With an economics degree, our graduates have become financial planners, economists, financial advisors, market researchers, financial managers, loan officers, statisticians, budget analysts, investment analysts, bankers, and more.
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Whether students want to study on a full-time or part-time basis, students can complete the requirements for their economics degree day or night. Spring and summer term courses also provide added flexibility.
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