Economics students may pursue a range of degree options. At King’s, the study of economics achieves a balance between application and theory. Through their program, students will develop a better understanding of the many human and moral issues confronting our society and the material constraints involved in dealing with those issues.
The Economics Department at King’s has had an exceptionally high success rate in placing students into top graduate programs around the world. Over 80% of our Honors Economics graduates have gone on to graduate studies. Many of our students have received generous financial support to do graduate work in Economics at London School of Economics, New York University, Cornell, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and McGill University with a large number proceeding onto PhD studies and a career in Academia. We also have an extraordinary record of sending many others to top graduate business schools and top law schools in Canada and around the world.
King’s projects a minimum 78% final entrance average for Ontario high schools students. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U. Students wishing to enter the Economics degree modules for second year will be required to complete a first year full course in Math including Calculus. MCV 4U is strongly recommended.
College transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.7 GPA on an acceptable one-year certificate (General Arts and Sciences, Pre-Health Science, Human Services Foundation) or completed diploma. College transfer students may earn a maximum of five transfer credit. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.
King’s projects a minimum 65% for admission for students transferring from another Canadian University. A maximum of ten transfer credit may be granted. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.
In your first year courses, you will be exploring the issues:
- Being faced with scarcity and competing uses of resources, how are individuals, households and firms making rational choices?
- How does the invisible hand of the free market system coordinate numerous individual suppliers and demanders through competition, and lead to efficient allocation of resources?
- When and how could the free market fail so that monopoly and externality may arise? And what would be the public policies to redress the side affects?
- Government- Ministry of Finance, private consulting,
- Chartered Accountant, tax specialist
- Financial Services, mutual fund manager
- Industry Analyst, forecasting
- Law School or MBA programs