Department of Business Economics

Business Economics combines the studies of business administration and economics. Your degree will provide you with the fundamental principles of economic theory, as well as the managerial and accounting skills necessary to succeed in the business world. You’ll consider questions such as why some companies are more successful than others, which industries will be growing fastest over the next years, and whether investors should move their money from debt to equity.

WHY BUSINESS ECONOMICS AT GLENDON?

Business Economics at Glendon combines study in business administration and economics. These complementary fields blend to give you the practical skills and knowledge required to succeed in the business world, and the fundamental principles of economic theory. You will study subjects such as management, financial accounting, and the history of economics in Europe and North America. You’ll also consider questions like why some companies are so much more successful than others, which industries will be growing fastest over the next ten years, or whether investors should move their money from U.S. government bonds to European markets. Our program places a special emphasis on international business, with professors of diverse backgrounds, courses with a global focus, and valuable language training. In our small campus environment, you can count on individual attention and support from your professors.

Our program prepares you for work in a variety of business-oriented occupations, including a wide range of large and small business enterprises, financial services, market analysis, consulting, research, policy advising and the public sector. Some of our students also go on to graduate studies in business (MBA) or economics.

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Professors

Professor Can Erutku is a specialist in Antitrust and Industrial Organization. He was a senior economist at the Competition Bureau before joining Glendon’s Economics Department.

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Professor Robert Despatie is a specialist in accounting and fiscality and the economics of health business and commerce.  Meet other professors ››

Students

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Myron is a Business Economics major who is setting his sights on a career in banking after graduation. He’s gaining valuable experience as the President of the Glendon College Student Union. Follow along with Myron’s time at Glendon here ››

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Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
BA: YGE
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)

Program Highlights

Business Economics is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Take one of our 11 courses accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA – Glendon).

Join one of our dynamic clubs! The Economics Club hosts conferences throughout the year, featuring prominent guest speakers.

Learn smart business skills with the Glendon Business and Economics Society.

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The bilingual honours Business Economics (or BUEC) program combines the study of business administration and economics. It applies fundamental economic principles to business problems such as international trade, finance, and macroeconomics forecasting. Furthermore, the BUEC program develops managerial and accounting skills necessary to become successful in the business world.

The rigorous training you will receive in both economics and business will progress from introductory courses in micro and macroeconomics to advanced courses such a game theory and econometrics. In addition, the broad range of courses will provide you the understanding of the challenges faced by companies and governments in industrialized as well as developing countries.

The liberal art perspective embedded in the BUEC program provides a unique, valuable, and flexible approach to complement your studies. For instance, you will have the possibility to reinforce you mathematical skills, learn about political science, or add an international component to your degree.

Throughout your studies you will be able to count on your professors to receive individual attention and support in the bilingual environment we offer at Glendon.

As a graduate of the BUEC program you will be well equipped to enter the private and public sectors as professional business economists. You will be able to tackle problems like public policy making and advising, industry and market analysis, financial consulting, and strategic planning.

The Business Economics program offers the following degree types:

  • Specialized Honours BA/iBA
  • Honours BA/iBA
  • Honours Double Major BA/ iBA
  • Honours Major/Minor BA/iBA (major only)

Students must follow the undergraduate calendar requirements for the year they entered or switched into their program.

Access detailed program requirements below :

Business Economics BA and iBA Degree requirements 2019-2020

ECON Courses

Fall/Winter 2019-2020

BUEC Courses

Fall/Winter 2019-2020

MATH Courses

Fall/Winter 2019-2020

Some courses are cross-listed or offered through other departments. Click to view a full list of all Glendon Fall/Winter 2019-2020 courses.

Degree completion timelines

CORE COURSES & SUGGESTED ELECTIVES: YEAR 1 & 2

Common Core courses & Electives

In RED recommended for graduate studies in Economics and the Math/ECON stream
In Green core courses to BUEC program only

Year 1

Common Core Courses

GL/ECON 1000 3.00 Introduction to Economics: Microeconomics

GL/ECON 1010 3.00 Introduction to Economics: Macroeconomics

GL/MATH 1930 3.00 Calculus I

GL/MATH 1940 3.00 Calculus II

Recommended electives

GL/MATH 1660 3.00 Linear Algebra I

GL/ECON 1680 6.00 Modern Economic History: A Canadian Perspective

GL/BUEC 1000 3.00 Principles of Business Administration

GL/BUEC 1600 3.0   Introduction to Management

Year 2

Common Core Courses

GL/ECON 2100 6.00 Microeconomic Theory

GL/ECON 2200 6.00 Macroeconomic Theory

GL/ECON 1610 3.00 Statistics I

GL/ECON 1620 3.0 Statistics II

GL/ECON 2710 3.0   Financial Accounting

GL/ECON 2720 3.00 Managerial Accounting

GL/MATH 1950 3.00  Mathematics of Investment I

Recommended electives

GL/MATH 2670 6.00 Second Year Calculus

GL/MATH 2660 3.00& Linear Algebra II

STREAMS OF SPECIALIZATIONS: YEAR 3 & 4

Accounting & Finance

In green required core courses to BUEC program only.

Year 3  

GL/ECON 3300 3.00 Management Economics

GL/ECON 3350 3.00  Financial Theory

GL/ECON 3380 3.00 The Economics of Canadian Financial institutions

GL/ECON 3525 3.00 Cost-Benefit Analysis

GL/ECON 3710 3.00 Intermediate Financial Accounting I

GL/ECON 3720 3.00 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

GL/ECON 3385 3.00 Mergers and Acquisitions

GL/ECON 3540 3.00 Economics of Labour and Manpower

GL/ECON 3575 3.00 Économie de l’innovation (only taught in French)

GL/ECON 3620 3.00 The Economics of the Multinational Firm

Year 4

GL/ILST 4260 3.00 International Finance

GL/ECON 4310 3.00 Corporate Finance I

GL/ECON 4315 3.00 Corporate Finance II

GL/ECON 4640 3.00 Risk Management in an International Context

GL/ECON 4635 3.00 Corporate governance in an international context

GL/ECON 4275 3.00 Economic Analysis of Law

GL/ECON 4340 3.00 Game Theory and Economics

GL/ECON 4570 3.00 Economics of the Public Sector: Taxation

GL/ECON 4290 6.00 International Economics

GL/ECON 4260 3.00  Econometrics

GL/ECON 4270 3.00 Forecasting Techniques in Economics and Business

AP/ECON 4140 3.00 Financial Econometrics

GL/ECON 4330 3.00 Économie de la santé

GL/ECON 4400 3.00 Topics in Economics Organization and Strategy

Economics & Public Policy

Year 3

GL/ECON 3250 3.00 Histoire de la pensée économique

GL/ECON 3920 3.00 Économie du développement

GL/ECON 3370 3.00 Industrial Organization I

GL/ECON 3380 3.00 The Economics of Canadian Financial institutions

GL/ECON 3390 3.00 Monetary Theory and Policy Canadian Context

GL/ECON 3540 3.00 Economics of Labour and Manpower

GL/ECON 3575 3.00 Économie de l’innovation

GL/ECON 3620 3.00 The Economics of the Multinational Firm

Year 4

GL/ECON 4290 6.00 International Economics

GL/ECON 4570 3.00 Economics of the Public Sector: Taxation

GL/ECON 4275 3.00 The Economic Analysis of Law

GL/ECON 4340 3.00 Game Theory and Economics

GL/ECON 4230 3.00 Advanced Economic Theory

GL/ECON 4260 3.00 Econometrics

GL/ECON 4270 3.00 Forcasting Techniques in Economics and Business

GL/ECON 4330 3.00 Économie de la santé

GL/ECON 4400 3.00 Topics in Economics Organization ans Strategy

Mathematical Economics / Economic Theory

Note that most mathematics courses are not offered each academic years.  All economics courses are highly recommended for graduate studies in Economics. Mathematics courses recommended for graduate studies in Economics in red.
In green required core courses to the program.

Year 3  

GL/ECON 3300 6.00 Management Economics

GL/ECON 3670 3.00 Mathematical Statistics

GL/ECON 4340 3.00 Game Theory and Economics

GL/ECON 4290 6.00 International Economics

GL/ECON 4570 3.00 Economics of the Public Sector: Taxation

GL/MATH 3400 3.00 Differential Equations

GL/MATH 3645 3.00 Optimization

GL/MATH 3300 3.00 Introductory Topology I

Year 4

GL/ECON 4250 3.00 Mathematical Economics

AP/ECON 4010 3.00 Advanced Microeconomic Theory

AP/ECON 4020 3.00 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

GL/ECON 4260 3.00 Econometrics

GL/ECON 4270 3.00 Forecasting Techniques in Economics and Business

GL/MATH 4240 6.00 Real Analysis

GL/ECON 4230 6.00 Complex Analysis

GL/ECON 4330 3.00 Économie de la santé

GL/ECON 4400 3.00 Topics in Economics Organization ans Strategy

Professors

de Vanssay, Xavier 
Erutku, Can
Hamouda, Omar F.
Hildebrand, Vincent
Karoui, Aymen
Lavoie, Marie
Martineau, Nicolas-Guillaume

Staff

Coordinator
Erutku, Can
Office: York Hall 364
Telephone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 88127
Email: nmartineau@glendon.yorku.ca

Administrative Secretary
Aurore Coco Avolonto
Office: York Hall 327
Telephone: 416-487-6712
Email: acoco@glendon.yorku.ca

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