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 315, ECON 327, ECON 317ECON 316, ECON 309, ECON 328, ECON 2559 credit electives
Year 3COEC 371, ECON 3703 courses from COEC294, 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

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 315 - Intermediate Microeconomics I
  • ECON 316 - Intermediate Microeconomics II
  • 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

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

 
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

3 Courses from

  • COEC 294 Managerial Accounting
  • 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

Recommended Elective Credit Requirement

  • 27 elective credits

*B.I.E. students are allowed a maximum of 24 credits of COEC courses towards the completion of their B.I.E. degree but cannot take any other credits in the Sauder School of Business.

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.

Continuation Requirements

  • Year One
    • Overall average of at least 60% and
    • Core average of at least 65% (STT courses) and
    • Passing grade in  all Core required MATH, ECON and COEC courses.
  • Year Two
    • Overall average of at least 60% and
    • Core average of at least 65% (STT courses)
  • Year Three and Four
    • Overall average of at least 60%

Course Equivalency and Credit Exclusion

Students may not earn credit for two courses with significant and pre-defined content overlap. Students are fully responsible for their registration, and are advised to check the Course Schedule for course equivalencies and to review the Science Credit Exclusion Lists to avoid unnecessary registration. Note that credit exclusion does not imply that courses are interchangeable, and meeting specialization requirements may necessitate the completion of a specific course. Students registering in courses dealing with probability and statistics should exercise particular caution.

  • Examples of BIE course exclusions
    • STAT 200, 203, BIOL 300, COMM 291, ECON 325, 327, EPSE 482, 483, FRST 231, GEOG 374, KIN 371, POLI 380, PSYC 218, 278, 366, SOCI 328
    • STAT 306, ECON 326, 328
    • STAT 241, 251, ECON 325, 327, PSYC 366, COMM 290