Program Information

School: Vancouver Island University
Faculty: Business and Management
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Business Administration and Management, General
Economics, General
Description: An Economics major is offered as a specialization for the Bachelor of Business Administration program and will prepare students for a career in a variety of industries, government, and non-profit organizations.

In the Economics Major, students learn cost-benefit analysis to understand how people make decisions about using scarce resources and the ramifications of these decisions for businesses and other stakeholders. Students are trained to master three important skills: logical thought used in solving problems, observation and inference from data, and presenting ideas both in writing and verbally. These skills are proven useful and easily transferable to a variety of settings at both personal and business levels, and in both private and public sectors of the economy. Knowledge of economics enables students to monitor and study changes occurring in specific countries or individual sectors of an economy. This amounts to asking fundamental questions about the nature of economic decisions and at times addressing proposals to change government policies. The curriculum covers areas international trade, finance, money, banking, and financial institutions, globalization of markets, among others.

URL: Business Administration – Economics at Vancouver Island University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,519
Careers: Managers in Other Services,Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers,Financial Planners, Investigators, and Underwriters See More…

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics 

– graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or equivalent, with a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; – previous degree from a recognized university; – visiting student from a college or university (a “Letter of Permission” from the home institution is required); – transfer student from a college or university (at least 24 transferable university-level credits completed); – mature student—at least 21 years of age (or will turn 21 in the first semester of admission) and has a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples. Priority will be given to students with Mathematics 12. Students without Mathematics 12 must have a minimum grade of C+ in Principles of Mathematics 11 and must upgrade with MATH 151 during the first semester.