Sample Programs

This page is designed to help you select your courses to fit your individual needs. Below electives are grouped together to fit certain career or educational goals.

Group I: Student interested in a career in the financial industry

  • Engineering UN2261 Intro to Accounting and Finance*
  • UN3025 Financial Economics
  • UN3265 Economics of Money and Banking
  • GU4213 Advanced Macroeconomics
  • GU4280 Corporate Finance (or BUSI UN3003 Corporate Finance*)
  • GU4505 International Monetary Theory and Policy (or BC3038 International Money and Finance)

*Note: These courses do not count towards the economics major, concentration and joint majors; they are listed here only for student interest. Students who are interested in taking these courses should contact the appropriate department or school.

Group II: Student interested in a career in an international governmental or non-governmental agency

  • GU4080 Globalization, Incomes and Inequality
  • GU4321 Economic Development or BC3029 Development Economics
  • GU4329 Economics of Sustainable Development
  • GU4345 World Economic Problems
  • GU4370 Political Economy
  • GU4500 International Trade
  • GU4505 International Monetary Theory and Policy or BC3038 International Money and Finance
  • GU4625 Economics of the Environment
  • Any Regional Course:
    • GU4325 Economic Organization and Development of Japan
    • GU4526 Transition Issues in East-Central Europe , Post-Soviet States and Reforming Asian Economies
    • GU4527 Economic Organization and Development in China

Group III: Student interested in a career in international business

  • Engineering UN2261 Intro to Accounting and Finance*
  • UN3025 Financial Economics
  • GU4280 Corporate Finance (or BUSI UN3003 Corporate Finance*)
  • GU4321 Economic Development or BC3029 Development Economics
  • GU4500 International Trade
  • GU4505 International Monetary Theory and Policy or BC3038 International Money and Finance
  • Any Regional Course:
    • GU4325 Economic Organization and Development of Japan
    • GU4526 Transition Issues in East-Central Europe, Post-Soviet States and Reforming Asian Economies
    • GU4527 Economic Organization and Development in China

*Note: These courses do not count towards the economics major, concentration and joint majors; they are listed here only for student interest. Students who are interested in taking these courses should contact the appropriate department or school.

Group IV: Student interested in a career in public policy or the law

  • GU4228 Urban Economics
  • GU4251 Industrial Organization
  • GU4321 Economic Development or BC3029 Development Economics
  • GU4329 Economics of Sustainable Development
  • GU4400 Labor Economics or BC3019 Labor Economics
  • GU4438 Economics of Race in the United States
  • GU4465 Public Economics
  • GU4480 Gender and Applied Economics
  • GU4615 Law and Economics
  • GU4625 Economics of the Environment
  • BC2010 The Economics of Gender

Group V: Student interested in pursuing a PhD in economics (NB: please refer to the information in the FAQ page regarding graduate school for more information)

  • GU4020 Economics of Uncertainty and Information
  • GU4211 Advanced Microeconomics
  • GU4213 Advanced Macroeconomics
  • GU4251 Industrial Organization
  • GU4412 Advanced Econometrics
  • GU4415 Game Theory
  • GU4465 Public Economics
  • GU4370 Political Economy
  • GU4400 Labor Economics or BC3019 Labor Economics
  • GU4500 International Trade
  • GU4505 International Monetary Theory and Policy or BC3038 International Money and Finance