Economics is the science describing the production and distribution of wealth. Business Economics provides you with a background in both economics and commerce, with special emphasis in economics, so as to prepare you for the world of business, finance, and public service.

Quick facts
  • Four year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

This program will provide you with knowledge and the tools to comprehend, assess and analyze the many pressing issues and problems of individuals, businesses and society in an economic context.

A first-year schedule sample

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here’s what a typical first-year schedule might look like:

Course Description

Fall Term
ECON 111a Introductory Microeconomics
COMM 105a

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

ENG 113b Literature and Composition Reading Narrative
INDG 107c Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies
MATH 110d Calculus I

Winter Term
ECON 114a Introductory Macroeconomics
CMPT 140 or CMPT 141a Introduction to Creative Computing or Introduction to Computer Science
STAT 245a Introduction to Statistical Methods
POLS 111e Democratic Citizenship in Canada
PHIL 140e Critical Thinking

a Required course for the major
b One of the course options to complete the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement
c One of the course options to complete the English Language Writing Requirement
d One of the course options to complete the Indigenous Learning Requirement
e One of the course options which may be used in the Breadth, Cognate, or Electives Requirements

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

ECON 214: Intermediate Macroeconomic
Presents the student with a formal analysis of national accounting, the consumption function, investment, public expenditure, taxes, budgets, money and interest, general equilibrium, the open economy, aggregate supply and demand, public policy, inflation, and growth theory.

ECON 387: Economics Career Internship
Designed to provide students with an opportunity to study economic policy development, the application of economic theory and quantitative methods, and general economic analysis from the perspective of public, private, and non-profit organizations through a combination of on-site observations, directed readings, research and analysis.

ECON 450.3: Strategic Choice
A study of game theory - the analysis of choice in situations involving strategy, in which optimal behaviour depends explicitly on the behaviour of others. Covers the theories of bargaining games, both cooperative and non-cooperative games, both zero-sum and non-zero-sum games, and the analysis of uncertainty.

Internship opportunity
One of the unique advantages of our uSask program is a Workplace Career Internship Program. The internship format is designed to provide students with valuable workplace experience that includes exposure to various research topics as well as an opportunity to apply learned skills to various smaller projects specifically developed by the host organization.

The faculty members of the Department of Economics are leaders in their fields and are widely published in topics covering the spectrum of quantitative, theoretical and historical economics. Facultycombine their research on economic and social issues with teaching in a broad range of courses, servicing the needs of economics majors and the interests of students in many other programs


  • Commodities broker
  • Investment analyst
  • Investment administrator
  • Financial service manager
  • Fixed income portfolio manager
  • Foreign trade analyst
  • Sales analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Market research analyst

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $7,547 $36,528
Student fees $1,121 $1,121
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $10,168 $39,149

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2024-2025 Canadian dollar rates).
Student fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,500-$2,500 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Business Economics degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:

You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a four-year or honours degree.

Admission requirements and deadlines


Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
January 2024
Dec 1, 2023
Documents due: Dec 15, 2023
Sep 1, 2023
Documents due: Oct 1, 2023
May 2024
Apr 1, 2024
Documents due: May 1, 2024
Feb 1, 2024
Documents due: Mar 1, 2024
July 2024
May 1, 2024
Documents due: Jun 1, 2024
Mar 1, 2024
Documents due: Apr 1, 2024
September 2024
Aug 15, 2024
Documents due: Aug 15, 2024
May 1, 2024
Documents due: Jun 1, 2024
January 2025
Dec 1, 2024
Documents due: Dec 15, 2024
Sep 1, 2024
Documents due: Oct 1, 2024

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CAD is required before your application will be processed.

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