Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

Economics is about answering how and why. How and why do we produce, distribute, and purchase our goods and services? How and why do we address problems? How and why do we make decisions? When we attempt to answer those questions, we attempt to understand Economics.

In the Economics program at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, you’ll learn to use analytical, mathematical, and statistical techniques to answer questions and solve problems. You’ll examine the roles individuals, consumers, small businesses, managers, CEOs, and politicians play in shaping both the Canadian and global economies.

A certificate in Economics and a certificate in Financial Markets are also available.

Why Economics at UNB ?

Interactive classes with award-winning instructors provide opportunities for you to debate, question, and work closely with your instructors and peers. 

Hands-on learning

  • Coursework involving case studies and group projects
  • Co-operative education (co-op) program 

Skills you will acquire

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Judgement
  • Decision making
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Analytical
  • Mathematical and Statistical

Admission requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • ECON 1013: Intro to Micro Economics
  • ECON 2023: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2503: Regional Economic Development
  • ECON 2213: Poverty, Inequality and Income Redistribution


  • Banker
  • Economist
  • Financial planner
  • Foreign trade analyst
  • Investment portfolio advisor
  • Public policy analyst
  • Stockbroker