Economics

Are you curious about how our Canadian economy works? Do you no longer want to be a side-lined passive listener with not much understanding of the things everybody is talking about? Are you passionate about social issues such as child labour, discrimination, poverty, government debt, and global warming? Do you have an interest in the global economy or international finance? If you wonder how economic problems might be solved and how you can be part of the solution, then you are ready for economics at Okanagan College.

Studying economics at Okanagan College gives you a solid academic foundation for future study and helps you to become a more informed decision maker in both your private and professional life. Join us and develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to not only benefit in your own life, but also to tackle some of the world’s most complex questions.

Economics Department at Okanagan College

Economics Courses at Okanagan College

From the local to the global, economics courses span a wide range of concerns. Explore our course selection. We think you will find something that captures your interest, and gives you knowledge and skills to take out into the world.

Examples include

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Economic Development of Developing Countries
  • The Economics of Social Issues

Visit the Okanagan College Online Academic Calendar for a complete and current list of course offerings.

Economics in the Workplace

Whatever exciting and rewarding career future is out there waiting for you, economics courses provide a variety of skills that are useful and valued in the workplace.

For example,

  • Ability to analyze relationships between economic factors and social, cultural or political issues.
  • Knowledge of how to interpret markets, solve economic problems, and write policy.
  • Ability to forecast and analyze trends using economic data and statistical techniques.
  • Strong research, analytical and communication skills, developed through writing papers and proposals, delivering presentations, conducting research, and working within teams.

Choose Okanagan College

At Okanagan College, we take teaching seriously. Our instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about teaching. And our class sizes are just right! Large enough to offer a stimulating learning environment, but small enough for instructors to give you the personal attention you need.

Become part of our learning community. Nurture your talents in our supportive classrooms as you balance your studies, social life and personal development.

Contact Us

Sandra Hadersbeck, Chair
PhD (ABD), University of Saskatchewan
SHadersbeck@okanagan.bc.ca

Tazul Islam
PhD, La Trobe University
TIslam@okanagan.bc.ca

Brad Clements
MA (Simon Fraser University)
BClements@okanagan.bc.ca

Masum Md. Emran
PhD (Birmingham)
MEmran@okanagan.bc.ca