Major requirements

Develop and use frameworks and methods essential for analysing current social and economic issues and policies.

Economics major requirements


45 points from:
Course Title Prerequisite
ECON 111 Macroeconomics ECON 101
ECON 201 Microeconomics ECON 101 or ECON 191 or 180 points in a BSc major in Mathematics or Statistics with a GPA of at least 5 and at least a B in MATHS 150 or 153
ECON 211 Macroeconomics ECON 111 or 180 points in a BSc major in Mathematics or Statistics with a GPA of at least 5 and at least a B in MATHS 150 or 153
60 points (including at least 45 points from Stage III courses) from:
Course Title Prerequisite
ECON 202 Managerial Economics ECON 101 or 191 or Department Head or nominee approval
ECON 212 Game Theory and Economic Applications ECON 101 or 191 or MATHS 108 or 150 or 153 or PHIL 101
ECON 221 Introduction to Econometrics 15 points from ECON 101 or 191, MATHS 108, 150, 153, STATS 101, 102, 108, 125, 191
ECON 232 Development of the International Economy ECON 101 or 191, and 111
ECON 241 International Economics ECON 101 or 191, and 111
ECON 271 Special Topic ECON 101 or 191, and 111
ECON 301 Advanced Microeconomics ECON 201 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 302 Economics of Labour Markets ECON 201
ECON 303 Law and Economics ECON 201
ECON 304 Firms and Markets ECON 201 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy ECON 211 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 321 Econometrics ECON 221, STATS 201, 207, 208, 210, 225 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 322 Applied Econometrics 15 points from ECON 221, STATS 201, 207, 208, 210, 225
ECON 341 International Trade ECON 201
ECON 342 International Economic Policy ECON 241 or 341 or 352
ECON 343 East Asian Growth and Trade ECON 201 or 232 or 241
ECON 351 Financial Economics ECON 201 and 15 points from MATHS 108, 150, 153
ECON 352 International Finance ECON 201 and 211
ECON 361 Public Economics ECON 201
ECON 372 Energy and Resource Economics ECON 201
ECON 373 Environmental Economics ECON 201
ECON 374 Special Topic  
ECON 381 Foundations of Economic Analysis ECON 201
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Complementary subjects


Subjects which complement an Economics major are:

  • International Business.
  • Finance.
  • Statistics.
  • Marketing.
  • Commercial Law.
  • Management.
  • Employment Relations and Organisation Studies.
  • Philosophy.
  • Sociology.
  • Political Science.
  • History.
  • Geography.
     
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Suggested combinations for majors and non-majors


If you are interested in a particular area of Economics such as public policy or econometrics or simply want to take Economic courses to complement a different major, our Business Student Advisers will be able to suggest the best combination of courses to meet your needs.

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