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Bachelor of Science in Economics

 BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONALS

Economics is the study of how people make choices about their material conditions, that is, about work, investment, and consumption, and the implications of those choices for the wider society, implications such as general level of prosperity and poverty, inflation, and the public debt. In order to address such matters, the courses in our BSc programme introduce students to a set of theoretical and practical tools that have application to a broad range of issues, many outside the realm of economics narrowly defined. Upon completing, graduates would have become familiar with the “way of thinking” of economics, which will allow the individual to understand and have a perspective on the public discourse on economic issues. Graduates will also be able to approach personal and business decisions with greater precision and consistency. The programme of study includes not only the basic tools of the discipline but a variety of applications of those tools to areas such as finance, economic development, and international trade.

  • Listing ID: 4042
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Social Sciences
  • Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
  • Qualification Level: Level 7 Bachelors
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 03 Social Sciences, Journalism & Information- 031 Social & Behavioural Sciences- 0311 Economics
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: The University Council of Jamaica
  • Entry Requirements: Minimum Requirements for the Three (3) Year Degree Programme (Full Time)
    Five (5) CXC/CSEC (General Proficiency Grades I-III from June 1998) or GCE/BGCSE O’Level (Grades A-C) with compulsory subjects: Mathematics and English Language in addition to two (2) CAPE subjects either at Unit 1 or 2 (Grade 1-4) and current registration for either Unit 1 or 2,or GCE/BGCSEA’ Level passes in a minimum of two (2) subjects; OR
    An Associate degree, Diploma and/or Certificate from other approved tertiary institutions having attained a B+ average or a minimum GPA of 2.5; OR
    High School Grade 12 transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum SAT I score of 1200 plus a minimum of two (2) SAT II subjects at a score of 500 or above or successful completion of Advanced Placement Courses or the International Baccalaureate programme.

    Minimum Requirements for the Four (4) Year Degree Programme (Part-Time)
    Five (5) CXC/CSEC (General Proficiency Grades I-III from June 1998) or GCE/BGCSE O’Level (Grades A-C) with compulsory subjects: Mathematics and English Language in addition to one (1) CAPE subject (Units 1 and 2) or one (1) GCE/BGCSE A’Level; OR
    High School Grade 12 transcript with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum SAT I score of 1050.

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
    English Language is compulsory for admission to all programmes.
  • Number of Credits: 90
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