Be curious. Be analytical. BU.

Economics is where business, applied mathematics, and human behaviour meet. Studying it requires not only an analytical mind, but also curiosity about contemporary events and society as a whole. Bishop’s offers a unique opportunity of learning with leading faculty while living the unforgettable student experience of BU.

Where can this lead me?

Career Possibilities

Students may choose to continue their studies at the graduate level, often pursuing degrees in Economics, Law, and Political Science, MBAs, etc. Others move directly into the workforce. Here are some examples of roles some of our recent graduates have accepted;

  • Portfolio Manager: Bank of Montreal 
  • Financial Analyst: RBC Investments 
  • Management Consultant: Bain & Company 
  • Manager of Customer Services: RBC Investments 
  • Full Underwriter: Export Development Canada 
A unique opportunity

Why Study Economics at Bishop’s

Bishop’s means community. You will have the opportunity to live the ultimate student experience while benefiting from leading faculty who have received national recognition. Thanks to small class sizes, professors will know your name and are able to provide individual attention to every student. The Bishop’s Economics faculty are known for their dedication to their students and the Economics programs. And the department offers a broad range of courses which rivals that of larger universities. Economics graduates are successful in graduate studies and in employment in their fields.

Studying economics at Bishop’s was a greatly rewarding experience. The economics professors are truly what sets this program apart. They tailor courses using real-world scenarios that facilitate learning and comprehension, are always available to help and most importantly want to see you succeed.
David Toppa
I want to thank the Economics department for their guidance and support in helping me navigate a second-degree in Economics (Economics Honours, and International Political Economy B.A Major), during the COVID-19 pandemic. The teachers have all been adaptive and understanding while remaining consistent in their teaching standards. I had the opportunity to take part in several experiential learning projects online such as a paid undergraduate economic research internship, as well as a 3-credits economic impact study for a local health cooperative, under the guidance of Dr. Marianne Vigneault. I decided to study in economics, as I wanted to better understand the world through mathematical models. The Economic theory courses also helped me learn the rational for the economic, financial, and political decisions being made everyday!
Evelyne Verrette – Recipient of the 2022 Economics Prize in Economics
Evelyne Verrette
Studying economics at Bishop’s has been a great experience. It combined a solid technical preparation with courses and projects on relevant topics in a splendid learning envirorment: small classes, very good peers and professors who cared about us. If I am now pursuing a path in economics research, it is also thanks to my time there.
Giacomo Massimiliano Anastasia
Giacomo Anastasia

Courses and Programs

Let’s get curious!

Economic models are used to examine choice in all forms of social interactions including but not limited to business, politics, international relations, workplace, family, schools, and criminal activities. Studying economics provides you with the analytical and critical thinking skills to understand all kinds of choice decisions and to learn more about the world in which you live.

Economics Major (B.A.)

The Major program is a 60 credit degree that provides students with the necessary skills for the job market and emphasizes a balanced approach amongst theoretical, analytical, and policy issues. It allows for a wide range of complementary courses, or the opportunity to pursue a double major, such as a major in Economics with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration.

Economics Honours (B.A.)

The Honours program is a 90 credit degree that employs more rigorous analyses than the Major with the aim of preparing students for graduate studies in Economics. A feature of our Honours program is a required course in economics research writing, which provides students with a solid foundation for graduate research work.

International Political Economy (B.A. or Honours)

The B.A. Major and B.A. Honours programs in International Political Economy are offered jointly by the Departments of Economics and Politics and International Studies. As an area of academic inquiry, International Political Economy examines the relations between modes of production and distribution in the private and public spheres with an international focus. The B.A. Honours program in International Political Economy consists of at least 60 credits, with 30 credits drawn from Politics and International Studies and 30 from Economics. The B.A. Major Program in International Political Economy consists of at least 48 credits, with 24 credits drawn from Politics and International Studies and 24 from Economics.

Explore the world

Exhange Programs at Bishop’s

Bishop’s University sponsors one of the largest student exchange programs of any Canadian University. Exchange agreements are in place with over 500 Universities worldwide. Exchanges allow you to cultivate a global perspective and a better understanding of current issues — an ideal opportunity for a student of economics!

student and teacher exchange
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International Students

Studying economics provides the analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills necessary for good employment and for graduate-level studies. And, given that Economics is a quantitative subject, it is especially attractive to students whose mother-tongue is not English and who wish to learn in an English-speaking environment. We have enjoyed the presence of many international students in our programs and they have thoroughly enjoyed their studies in Economics here at BU.

About your professors

The small size of our program and the dedication of our faculty allow us to provide personal attention to students and extensive access to faculty.


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