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International Economics and Development

Gain insight into how globalization affects individuals, industry, and governments, with a particular focus on developing countries.

The issues of international development and globalization are central to the future world order. In this program, you will acquire quantitative and analytical skills while being exposed to practical international learning experiences that will benefit you regardless of where in the world you choose to work or pursue your studies.

Why choose the Department of Economics

The Department’s specialty is to educate you to move beyond ready-made ideas. We help you build academic and professional credibility by teaching you solid statistical and analytical skills. You will be prepared to work in a variety of sectors including public policy, international trade, business, banking and finance, consulting, research, international development and advocacy. 

Part of your learning experience

In your fourth year, you have the opportunity to carry out a directed research project in the field.

Province Prerequisites Admission averages

English or Français 4U

Advanced Functions 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U (strongly recommended)

Note: Students who do not have Calculus 4U may take the equivalent course, MAT 1339, at uOttawa. This course is a prerequisite for MAT 1300.

mid 70s
Québec / CEGEP

English (603) or Français (601)

Mathematics (201) Calculus I

Note: Students who do not have Calculus I will need to take the equivalent course, MAT 1339 at uOttawa.

mid 60s
Québec / Secondary V

English or Français

Technical and Scientific option or Natural Sciences option (Secondary V)

Note: A make-up course in Functions and/or Calculus and Vectors at uOttawa is a prerequisite to MAT 1000 level courses.

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4 years120 units
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Honours in International Economics and Development

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