The B.Econ Honours Concentration in Economic Data Science provides students with unique training in the rapid-emerging and high-demand field of Data Science. The field of Economics offers a unique perspective for Data Science, based on its development and application of Econometric tools and analysis to problems framed through the lens of Economic theory.

While the B.Econ Honours Concentration in Economic Data Science includes foundation courses in computer coding and information technology, the overall emphasis is on providing students with training in general econometrics and the application of statistical and econometric methods to economic questions involving both traditional and non-traditional datasets using Economic theory as a guide.

Students looking to gain additional computational training may choose to take both the B.Econ Honours Concentration in Economic Data Science and the B.Econ Honours Concentration in Computational Analysis, the combination of which will provide students with a strong and broad set of skills for the marketplace.

Recommended Course Pattern

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
COMP 1005 BUSI 2400 ECON 4706 ECON 4708 ECON 4709
ECON 2708 ECON 4002 0.5 credit of electives in the Concentration

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Courses offered only in the Fall.