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The Economics programme will educate students, at the undergraduate levels, to serve their organizations and society. We do that by teaching the concepts and tools necessary to understand the role of economics within organizations and society. We also do that by teaching our students to act in ways that enhance the value of the resources available to organizations and society. Below are a few courses that are to be taken in this programme.

  • Credits required for programme completion
    128
  • Length of programme
    4 years
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  • ECON226: Principles of Microeconomics
    Explores theories currently used to explain how people choose what and how much to consume and produce. This analysis is extended to well-defined groups such as firms. It also explores the phenomenon referred to as “the market”, and the interactions of market players which determine prices and the levels of consumption and production. Algebra is used extensively. At the end of this course, students will understand the concepts and theories used by economist to study.

  • ECON425: Caribbean Economic Issues and Development 3
    This course focuses on the use of economic tools to analyze key intraregional markets -land and housing, transportation, labor and public services and examines their public policy implications. Also examines interregional relationships, the growth and decline of cities, and the economics of urbanization. An analysis of the issues involved in the economic transformation of the Caribbean economies. In addition, this course will analyze the economic challenges faced by low and middle-income countries in their quest for development and public policies meant to address those challenges. The course will be divided into two parts. In the first part, theories of economic growth and some developments are explored. In the second part, trends in poverty and inequality in specific regions and countries are examined.

  • ECON455: Comparative Economics Systems
    Comparative economic systems, is the study of the effects of economic systems on observed outcomes, i.e., economic performance and welfare. Thus, our goal will be to attempt both theoretical and empirical (case study) investigations to determine the relative effects of the various systems. This will not be easy, for economic outcomes are determined by many other things (stage of economic development, income, politics, climate, geography, customs, and traditions, etc.), as well. We will study three economic systems: capitalism, planned socialism, and market socialism. The countries most representatives of these systems are the United States, the former Soviet Union, and the former Yugoslavia. We will also study some of the transitional countries, including Russia and China, as well as Cuba, a socialist country that remains committed to socialism.

  • ECON334: Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis I
    Designed to provide an intensive study of contemporary microeconomic theory. Topics include consumer demand, market structure, production theory, the nature and behaviour of costs, the pricing and allocation of productive resource and the distribution of income. Emphasis is given tothe use of these tools in business decision making.

  • ECON460: Econometrics and Business Cycles
    This course covers classical linear regression techniques (both simple and multiple regressions) with emphasis placed on the necessary modifications to these procedures for use in economic and business applications. This is an introductory course in econometrics aimed at students who have already taken statistics and calculus. Students will learn how to build, test and modify econometric models using an econometric software package. Topics include: regression analysis, estimation and inference, multicollinearity, generalized least squares, heteroscedasticity, auto correlation, and model specification. Furthermore, this course also examines basic causes of fluctuation in business activity. Topics include an examination of exogenous and endogenous influences on Gross National Product and other measures of economic activity, and the relationship between cycles in Gross National Product and cycles in particular industries and companies. The course emphasizes methods and techniques currently in use by business forecasters.

Regular Admission

Five (5) CXC or O'level passes

Or three (3) CXC or O'level passes & Two (2) A'level passes 

Adult Admission 

Three (3) CXC or O'level passes* 

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