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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Business Economics


Department of Economics

The Business Economics program integrates aspects of economics and business studies, focusing on the use of economic analysis and statistical methods to deal effectively with management problems in practical business fields. In applying economic theory to business management, you will become familiar with the analytical and decision-making techniques used in the business world, and with the public and private institutional environments within which businesses operate. You will gain insight into critical business topics such as strategic competition, the internal organization of firms and international issues facing businesses in the changing global marketplace. You will be able to pursue a degree in business economics at the BA level.

Prior to entering the Business Economics program, students are required to have completed 4U mathematics MHF4U (Advanced Functions) or an equivalent course.

BA: 90 Credits

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 90 credits that meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.00.

General education: a minimum of 21 General Education credits as follows:

  • 6.00 credits in natural science (NATS)
  • a 9.00 credit approved general education course in the social science or humanities categories
  • a 6.00 credit approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9.00 credit course in social science or humanities already taken

Major credits: 48 credits including the following 42 credits:

Six credits to be selected from:

Upper-level credits: at least 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Credits outside the major: at least 18 credits.

Course Substitutes

Subject to course exclusions, program requirements/restrictions and residency requirements, the following courses are acceptable substitutes for the purpose of meeting the economics program requirements.

Program Course Course Substitutes
AP/ECON 1000 3.00 GL/ECON 2500 3.00
AP/ECON 1010 3.00 GL/ECON 2510 3.00

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