International Economics

The Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) is an accelerated program that provides students with applied skills in international trade, development, and finance – positioning these student economists with a deep understanding of the workings of the global economy.

The BIE is part of the UBC Vancouver School of Economics, a global centre for research and hands-on learning about pressing economic issues. The BIE admits less than 5% of applicants to the program, and roughly half of each cohort consists of international students – a ratio that fosters valuable global perspectives. You can learn more about the program here.

Expertise & Roles

With core courses in economics, commerce and math from UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics and the Sauder School of Business, BIE students are trained in:

  • Advanced data analysis & quantitative methods for economics
  • Empirical research methodologies
  • Multiple-criteria decision analysis
  • Business, government and non-profit policy analysis
  • Accounting and investment strategies
  • International trade and management models
  • Processes & issues in economic development

View full course list here.

  • Government and Corporate Policy Advising
  • Economic and Humanitarian Development
  • Financial and Investment Analysis
  • Management Consulting
  • Research and Statistics
  • Business and Development Analysis
  • Non-Governmental Organization Research
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Information Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Relations