2011-2012 Undergraduate Calendar

Business Economics  
This program is offered through the Department of Economics Director Joseph Kushner Director, Co-operative Programs Cindy Dunne  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Karen Phillips 905-688-5550, extension 4697 Plaza 427 brocku.ca/economics Business economists provide analyses and recommendations to policy makers in both the private and public sectors. The program seeks to develop the skills and knowledge required for such tasks. Possible fields of employment include financial analysis, market research and managerial positions in the private and public sectors. Business Economics offers a four-year program of study leading to an Honours BBE degree designed for students who wish to combine the study of economics and business. There are two streams: Financial Economics for those who wish to combine economics with finance and Consumer Economics for those who wish to combine economics with marketing. Students must declare their stream by the end of Year 2. The Business Economics Co-op program combines academic and work terms over a period of four and one-half academic years. Students spend two years in an academic setting studying the functional areas of business economics prior to taking the first work placement. In addition to the current fees for courses in academic study terms, students are assessed an annual administrative fee (see the Schedule of Fees). Eligibility to continue in the Business Economics Co-op program is based on the student's major and non-major averages. A student with a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average may continue. A student with a major average lower than 70 percent will not be permitted to continue in the Business Economics Co-op program. If a student subsequently raises his/her major average to 70 percent, the student may be readmitted only if approved by the Co-op Admissions Committee. The Business Economics Co-op program designation will be awarded to those students who have honours standing and who have successfully completed a minimum of twelve months of Co-op work experience. Computer Literacy is required for some economics. Students who are not computer literate should consider taking APCO 1P01 or 1P93 as an elective. Graduates of the Business Economics program may normally pursue graduate studies in Economics or Business Economics without taking additional courses.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  ECON 1P91 and 1P92 may be taken concurrently or in either order.  
2.  WRIT 1P93 is recommended.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Financial Economics stream Go to top of document
Year 1
- ACTG 1P91
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- one of MATH 1P01, 1P05, 1P97
- MATH 1P98
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- one-half non-business elective credit (see program note 2)
Year 2
- ACTG 2P12
- ECON 2P21, 2P22, 2P30, 2P54 and 2P90
- FNCE 2P91
- MKTG 2P91
- one non-business elective credit
Year 3
- ECON 3P03, 3P04, 3P21, 3P22, 3P90 and 3Q91
- FNCE 3P93 and 3P96
- one non-business elective credit
Year 4
- ECON 3P92, 3P95, 4P13 and 4P14
- one and one-half credits from FNCE 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P08, 4P09, 4P15, 4P16, 4P17, 4P18
- one-half credit from ACTG, ENTR, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG, OBHR
- one non-business elective credit
 
Consumer Economics stream Go to top of document
Year 1
- ACTG 1P91
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- one of MATH 1P01, 1P05, 1P97
- MATH 1P98
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- one-half non-business elective credit
Year 2
- ACTG 2P12
- ECON 2P21, 2P22, 2P30, 2P54 and 2P90
- FNCE 2P91
- MKTG 2P91
- one non-business elective credit (see program note 2)
Year 3
- ECON 3P06, 3P21, 3P22, 3P90, 3P92 and 3Q91
- one-half ECON credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- MKTG 3P24
- one non-business elective credit
Year 4
- ECON 3P95, 4P13 and 4P14
- MKTG 3P96, 4P25 and 4P31
- one-half MKTG credit numbered 4(alpha)00 or above
- one-half credit from ACTG, ENTR, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG, OBHR
- one non-business elective credit
 
Business Economics Co-op Go to top of document
Students admitted to the Business Economics Co-op program must follow an approved program pattern. The most common pattern is listed below. For other approved patterns, consult the Co-op Office. Year 1
- ACTG 1P91 and 2P12
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- one of MATH 1P01, 1P05, 1P97
- MATH 1P98
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Year 2
- ECON 0N90, 2P21, 2P22, 2P30, 2P54, 2P90, 3P21 and 3P22
- FNCE 2P91 and 3P93
- one-half non-business elective credit (see program note 2)
Year 3 Fall Term:
- ECON 3P03, 3P90 and 3Q91
- FNCE 3P96
- one-half non-business elective credit
Winter Term:
- ECON 0N01 and 2C01
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- one-half ECON credit
- ECON 3P04
- MKTG 2P91 or one-half credit from ACTG, ENTR, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG, OBHR
- one non-business elective credit
Year 4 Fall Term:
- ECON 0N02 and 2C02
Winter Term:
- ECON 3P95, 4P13 and 4P14
- one of FNCE 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P08, 4P09, 4P15, 4P16, 4P17 and 4P18
- MKTG 2P91 or one-half credit from ACTG, ENTR, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG, OBHR (not taken in Year 3)
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- ECON 0N03 and 2C03
Year 5 Fall Term:
- ECON 3P92
- one credit from FNCE 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P08, 4P09, 4P15, 4P16, 4P17 and 4P18
- one-half ECON credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one-half non-business elective credit
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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