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International Economics and Finance - BA

Is it for you?

In this program, you’ll explore the interconnectedness of worldwide markets and acquire and cultivate the economic skills necessary to make strategic decisions from an informed global perspective. 

You can participate in local or international work placements, case studies, advanced analysis and computer simulations, and receive specialized training in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics. 

You’ll also complete a required internship in a professional environment, and graduate ready to provide advice and generate solutions in business, finance and government.

Program info

Faculty of Arts

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Arts

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Mandatory internship

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U / EAE4U preferred)
  • Mathematics [one of: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)]
  • Grade 12 U Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Grade 12 U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) are the preferred Mathematics courses
  • Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,239 - $7,264
Out-of-province students: $8,415 - $8,440
International students: $35,075 - $35,100

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


REQUIRED GROUP 1: One course from Table I.

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Course selection must not include any courses with an ECN prefix.

2nd Semester


  • ECN 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • SSH 205 Academic Writing and Research

OPEN ELECTIVE: Two Open Electives.

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies

Course selection must not include any courses with an ECN prefix.

Your future

You’ll be prepared for rewarding careers providing advice, analysis, creative insights and solutions in:

  • Finance and risk analysis
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Government
  • Private industry
  • Labour relations
  • International financial markets
  • Investment banking
  • Marketing intelligence
  • Policy development
  • Strategic planning
  • Urban planning
  • Data science
  • Graduate studies in economics, business (MBA), health policy or law (JD) or a professional designation in finance (CFA) or accounting (CPA)

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.