Does UBC have a good economics program?
The Vancouver School of Economics at UBC is one of the world’s best: in a recent ranking based on research publications, our department ranked in the top 20 worldwide, and number one in Canada. We offer training in a wide range of theoretical, empirical, and policy-related fields.
Why choose economics as a major?
No matter what the future holds, an economics major helps people succeed. Understanding how decisions are made, how markets work, how rules affect outcomes, and how economic forces drive social systems will equip people to make better decisions and solve more problems. This translates to success in work and in life.
What do you learn as an economics major?
In Economics you learn about supply and demand, perfect and imperfect competition, taxation, international trade, price controls, monetary policy, exchange rates, interest rates, unemployment and inflation amongst many other topics to understand individual markets, the aggregate economy and government policies.
What is economics the study of?
Economics is the study of scarcity and its implications for the use of resources, production of goods and services, growth of production and welfare over time, and a great variety of other complex issues of vital concern to society.
How hard is it to get into UBC economics?
Every year 250 candidates are accepted into the BA Econ program. It’s not hard as the cut off is usually around ~74%. Of course it varies as the more people that apply during any certain year may increase that acceptance percentage but if you want to be safe usually a B+ is a guaranteed acceptance.
What average do I need for UBC economics?
Applicants must be in good academic standing and meet a minimum overall average of 60% calculated on the last 27 to 30 credits of coursework and a minimum core average of 65% calculated on the required Mathematics, Economics and English Writing courses.
How difficult is economics?
Even though economics is a social science, it can be as difficult and demanding as any of the more challenging academic subjects, including math, chemistry, etc. To do well in economics requires time, dedication, and good study habits.
Is economics a difficult major?
Economics is a hard major. Economics is considered to be one of the most difficult commerce degrees. Similar to business, economics is a rather broad major. However, economics is a harder subject because it is more specialized, requires greater critical thinking and analysis, and has more maths involved.