Our Finance & Economics Program
By combining both the finance and economics programs, students earn a holistic degree, which emphasizes the financial analysis and management side of economics and business administration, and therefore equips students with advanced skills in financial analysis, management, and forecasting skills.
Algoma U’s four-year Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics is a unique program, different from other university programs found across the province. Our faculty is committed to a hands-on learning experience where students are able to establish a personal relationship with their professors. This fosters a very intimate and interactive learning environment.
Our program concentrates on theory, applications, and explorations in current and policy-related issues at the regional, national, and international level. Students will study the roles of government, business, and financial institutions, as well as individuals as they interact to determine the distribution of a country’s total range of goods and services. Courses cover a wide array of topic areas, including environmental economic policies, microeconomics, urban economics, international trade, public finance, international finance, elementary statistical methods for economists, among others.
Upon graduation, students will have a solid foundational working knowledge of various economic and financial terms, concepts, and principles. Students will know how to solve complex problems and distinguish between correct and incorrect applications of economic concepts. They will be able to review, present, and interpret quantitative and qualitative information and will thoroughly understand the limits that exist within the realm of finance and economics. By graduation, they will also have perfected their communication skills and be able to conduct themselves in a professional manner in the work world.
What You Can Expect
Hands-on learning, a close-knit campus community, and caring faculty.
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Take advantage of the University’s lucrative co-operative education program to make some extra money and build your resume. Coop options include the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Brookfield Power, the Government of Canada, the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Logos Financial, Yes You Can Employment Services, BDO Canada, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, and many more.
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With over 24 percent of our students coming from outside of Canada, our student body is reflective of today’s global marketplace. By having such a diverse classroom, students are exposed to new and different ideals and opinions in regards to finance. Thus, our classrooms reflect the real world.
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A bright career path
With a finance and economics degree, our graduates have become financial planners, economists, financial advisors, market researchers, financial managers,, loan officers, statisticians, budget analysts, investment analysts, bankers, and more.
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Whether students want to study on a full-time or part-time basis, students can complete the requirements for their finance and economics degree day or night. Spring and summer term courses also provide added flexibility.
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Meet our Faculty
Our Finance & Economics faculty are experts in the field. Get to know them!
“Through the Finance and Economics program at Algoma University, I was able to gain practical experience by working as a Research Assistant within the department. I was also granted the opportunity to attend the annual Canadian Economics Association conference at which I presented my own research, as well as had additional research presented, which was done in collaboration with professors from the department of Business and Economics.”
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