International Economics

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Gain a deep understanding of the workings of the global economy, as well as a strong technical training that will allow you to go on to careers in business, government, or academia. This rigorous and challenging curriculum is built around core courses from the Vancouver School of Economics and the UBC Sauder School of Business.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of International Economics
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

The Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) is a distinct four-year, full-time degree program, offered by the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC with supporting partner, UBC’s Sauder School of Business. The program is academically rigorous with strong technical training and a broad curriculum examining topics such as international trade, international finance, and international development. Graduates will be equipped for careers as professional or academic economists in the public, NGO, or private sectors.

Campus features

UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics is consistently ranked number one in Canada, and among the world’s best, with an established tradition of research excellence, high quality graduate and undergraduate education, and community engagement.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: International Economics

Math (Standard or Higher Level) (Requires the level indicated for individual faculties and schools. Math Studies does not meet the requirement).

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