Program Information

Augustana offers three degree programs in economics:

  • B.A. in Economics:
    A four-year program requiring at least 42 disciplinary credits. The program prepares students for careers in economics and business, and is the normal undergraduate preparation for graduate training in economics.
  • B. Management in Business Economics:
    A four-year professional program requiring 66 disciplinary credits. The program combines a general management education with a strong foundation in economics. The program prepares students for careers in management, business economics, financial services, and business consulting.
  • A minor in Economics is also available.

For specific information on requirements for these programs, please review Augustana's sections of the current Academic Calendar, available online and in PDF format.


Learning Outcomes

BA Economics learning outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of basic economic concepts relevant to Canadian and global economies.
  • Analyze real world issues using economic theory and economic institutions.
  • Use demand and supply analysis to predict price and quantity changes and factors that influences such outcomes.
  • Use economic models to explain changes  in unemployment, growth and inflation
  • Use internet and other databases to find, analyze and critically interpret economic information
  • Organize and interpret data using spreadsheets , statistical programs  and economic tools
  • Communicate economic ideas, problems, and findings in a simple ways that is accessible to a broader audience
  • Develop analytical and research tools for careers in public and private sectors and to pursue graduate work

At Augustana you become;

Critical Thinkers by applying economic analyses to understand current events and make decisions about markets and engage in social and policy analysis.

Competent Researchers by identifying complex problems (using research articles and/or data) and using statistical and econometric tools to analyze and interpret results.

Effective Communicators by organizing, summarizing and explaining research results, both verbally and in writing, and becoming a team player for in-class and out of class group discussions and presentations.