Built around internationally-focused courses in economics and commerce, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how the global economy works, as well as strong foundation in the key disciplines of business such as global marketing.
Only available as a minor.
At a Glance
At Mount Allison, International Economics and Business is an interdisciplinary program.
Study topics include:
- microeconomics and macroeconomics
- economics growth and development
- technological change
- international trade and finance
- global marketing
- marketing management
- computer science or mathematics
International Economics and Business is available as a minor only.
ECON 1001 — Principles of Microeconomics
This course introduces the study of Economics and the nature of microeconomic problems including the behaviour of consumers and firms in different markets, and the results of their actions as manifested in production, costs, and prices, market efficiency, and market failure. [
COMM 2201 — Fundamentals of Marketing
This course stresses the meaning of products and services to the consumer recognizing that a consumer orientation is essential for effective decision making. Students have the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in analysis, report writing, and presentations.
ECON 3921 — International Finance
This course examines the financial side of international trade. The focus is on exchange rates, the balance of international payments, alternative means of adjustment to shocks in the international economy, and international monetary arrangements.
COMM 3251 — Global Marketing
This course explores managerial aspects of marketing activities across geographic, political, and cultural boundaries. Decision analysis focuses on environmental factors, cross-cultural sensitivity, and adaptive strategies. It considers a diverse set of business structures.
ECON 4531 — Economic Growth and Development: Japan and East Asia
This course focuses on the economic performance of the economies of Japan, China, and other areas of eastern Asia, emphasizing historical and major current events.
Find out more about international economics and business course requirements in our Academic Calendar — International Economics and Business
Dr. Rosemary Polegato
3M National Teaching Fellow
» Commerce professor awarded 3M National Teaching Fellowship
Whether you're entering the job market or continuing your education, your Mount Allison degree will stand out.
Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada more times than any other university.
With experiential learning and career development opportunities available in every degree, you'll also graduate with hands-on learning and on-the-job experience.
Our graduates also boast extraordinarily high acceptance rates to top graduate programs and professional schools such as law and medicine.
Popular career paths in international economics and business include:
- international business development manager
- international marketing manager
- market research analyst
- international sales manager
- foreign trade consultant
- international management consultant
- international tax accountant
- international shipping specialist
- international development bank officer
Mount A is 3rd in National Academic Awards won by students
A high percentage of Mount Allison’s graduating students move on to graduate programs or professional schools such as law and medicine. Maclean’s ranks Mount Allison third in the number of students who have won national academic awards. To date, 55 Mount Allison students have become Rhodes Scholars.