Program Details

Cohort Model

The cohort model is central to the BIE learning experience. As a member of the cohort, you will develop a supportive peer-based learning community through collaborative work on class projects and social interactions. Plus, you will graduate with a strong international professional network already established. The BIE curriculum is structured to combine a group of required courses taught in a standardized timetable solely to each cohort, with the possibility of a wide range of electives to individualize your BIE program. Courses will be taught using a range of different content delivery methods, primarily delivered on campus.

BIE Cohort Course Structure – Four Years at a Glance
BIE Cohort Required CoursesOther BIE Required CoursesRecommended Number of Elective Credits
Term 1Term 2Term 1Term 2
Year 1ECON 101, WRDS 150ECON 102, COEC 293MATH 104 (or MATH 184)MATH 10512 credit electives
Year 2ECON 308*, ECON 327, ECON 317ECON 308*, ECON 309, ECON 328, ECON 2559 credit electives
Year 3COEC 371, ECON 3703 courses from COEC 365, COEC 370, COEC 491, COEC 497**
&
3 courses from ECON 441, ECON 442, ECON 455, ECON 456, COEC498

27 credit electives
Year 4ECON 493, COEC 377ECON 494

* Note: ECON 308 is a 6-credit course.

BIE Cohort-specific Required Courses

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomic
  • COEC 293 - Financial Accounting
  • WRDS 150 - Arts Studies in Writing

Other Required Courses

  • MATH 104/184 - Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences
  • MATH 105 - Integral Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences

Recommended Elective Credit Requirement 

  • 12 elective credits

BIE Cohort-specific Required Courses

  • ECON 308 - Intermediate Microeconomics*
  • ECON 309 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 327 - Introduction to Empirical Economics
  • ECON 328 - Methods of Empirical Research in Economics
  • ECON 255 - Understanding Globalization
  • ECON 317 - Poverty and Inequality

*Note: ECON 308 is a 6-credit course.

Recommended Elective Credit Requirement

  • 9 elective credits

BIE Cohort-specific Required Courses

  • COEC 371 - Investment Theory
  • ECON 370 - Benefit-Cost Analysis & Economics of Project Evaluation

Recommended Elective Credit Requirement

  • 18 elective credits

 

BIE Cohort-specific Required Courses

  • ECON 493 - Quantitative Methods for Economics
  • ECON 494 - Seminar in Applied International Economics
  • COEC 377 - International Financial Markets and Institutions

Recommended Elective Credit Requirement

  • 12 elective credits

3 Courses from

  • COEC 365 Market Research
  • COEC 370 Corporate Finance
  • COEC 491 Strategic Management
  • COEC 497 New Enterprise Development

3 Courses from

  • ECON 441 - Process of Economic Development
  • ECON 442 - Issues in Economic Development
  • ECON 455 - International Trade
  • ECON 456 - International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • COEC 498 - International Business Management

*B.I.E. students are allowed a maximum of 24 credits of Business (COEC) courses towards the completion of their B.I.E. degree. Only students who are currently in the B.I.E+MM program are allowed to use the COMM courses required by the MM curriculum as B.I.E electives. The maximum of 24 credits of Business (COEC and COMM) courses applies to B+MM students as well.

**Starting 2017W Session, B.I.E. Program is no longer participating in the B+MM Dual Degree Program because BIE students will have a commerce background that is comparable to that offered by business undergraduate programs. B.I.E. students who are currently in the B+MM program are allowed to use the required B+MM courses (i.e. COMM120, 220, 321, and 420) as electives but cannot exceed the maximum of 24 credits of Business (COMM and COEC) courses limit.