Business Economics and Law

Business Economics and Law

Why study this program?

This major — unique to the Alberta School of Business — incorporates courses on both Economics and Law, examining the economic and legal aspects of business and how they combine to create the environment in which firms operate. You’ll gain an understanding of the economic and legal aspects of business decisions, and of how the law affects businesses and institutions.

This program prepares graduates for management, planning, and policy-making roles in organizations of all sizes in the private and public sectors. It is also appropriate for students considering pursuing advanced degrees in law, management, and public administration.


Why study at the University of Alberta?

The Alberta School of Business offers one of the largest BCom programs in Canada, with five different degree types, 16 majors, and many opportunities for specialization and work experience, including student clubs, business incubators, case competitions, study abroad programs, and more.

Our courses are built around group and project work, and our professors are award-winning teachers and experts in their field who will challenge you to put ideas into practice as you work towards your personal career goals.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fund Development Professional
  • Government Official
  • Human Resources Professional
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Research Analyst

"I tried out three different faculties in my undergrad. It was a long and sometimes frustrating path, but I'm so glad I had the opportunity to try out so many different subject areas to be sure I landed in the one that was best for me."– Taylor is a fifth-year Bachelor of Commerce student (Human Resources major), and a fashion blogger.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2024 - 2025

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2024

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

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