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Bachelor of Business Administration – Economics


Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration – Economics at Thompson Rivers University

The Economics Major program at Thompson Rivers University introduces students to the core body of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, students improve their abilities to conduct pricing, cost-benefit and program analysis, forecasting and industry analysis.

For those students wanting only an exposure to economics, an Economics Minor is also available at Thompson Rivers University.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years
Intake: January / September
Tuition Fee: C$12,012 per semester
Location: Kamloops, Canada

They learn how economies interact which aids in all facets of business decision making. Finally, they learn to analyze the economics of the regulatory process and the reaction of businesses to the regulatory environment. Emphasis is placed on the application of basic economic tools to policy areas.

By using different economic tools, you’ll learn to see trends and patterns that can be turned into opportunities. Turn those discoveries into forecasts and recommendations that can help organizations make money, save money, move forward and even change the world.

Upon completion of this Economics Major program at Thompson Rivers University, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the theories and principles of microeconomics including trade and comparative advantage, the functioning of markets, consumer theory, uncertainty and risk, production and costs, market structure under varying competitive conditions, price theory, public good provisions, externalities and other market failures, environmental protection, taxation and welfare economics.
  • Discuss the theories and principles of macroeconomics including economic fluctuations, growth and development; unemployment; inflation, interest rates, deficits and debt, balance of payments and exchange rates, fiscal, monetary and various other polices using economic growth models, aggregate demand and supply as well as other applicable models.

Courses included:

  • Economics of Climate Change
  • Public Finance
  • International Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Government and Business
  • Community Economic Development

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Because economists search for ways to best use scarce resources, they can be found in:

  • Government, health care, law, natural resources, green industries, financial institutions, information and technology, product development, non-profits, think tanks, fitness and leisure, wellness, entertainment, education, agriculture, fashion, and more.