About

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:

CourseDescription

Fall Term
ECON 111 Introductory Microeconomics
POLS 112* Political Ideas and Change in Global Era
ENG 110* Literature and Composition
MATH 110* Calculus I
ANTH 111*

One World Many Peoples Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Winter Term
ECON 114 Introductory Macroeconomics
PSY 121* Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology
ENG 110* Literature and Composition
HIST 115* History Matters Ideas and Culture
CMPT 120* Digital Document Processing

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the full 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 433: Economic Evaluation Methods in Health Policy
Provides an array of economic evaluation methods used to assess health and healthcare programs, policies, technologies and interventions. Topics include methods of measuring health and health outcomes, as well as various economic evaluation methods (cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analyses), and their applications in health and healthcare policies.

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.

Faculty
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

Careers

  • 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 studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,103 $15,867
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,438 $18,202

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).
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 $1,000-$2,000 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:

  • Bachelor of Arts Four-year
  • Bachelor of Arts or Honours

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

Deadlines

Start term Early AdmissionFinal Deadline

You can also begin this program in May or July. The deadlines for the Fall (September) term apply.

Ready to apply?

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

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