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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
July 22, 2014
 
 
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Prospective Undergraduate Students



Why Study Economics?

Economics is a social science, one of several disciplines that study people and society. A knowledge of economics is essential to the understanding of many key issues and challenges we face such as environmental protection, the impact of globalization, the effects of technological change on incomes and jobs, and health care reform. Economics provides students with a framework to explore such issues logically and creatively, using a blend of theory and application. The study of economics develops problem-solving ability and analytical and quantitative skills which employers value highly. A degree in economics is a gateway to a range of careers in the private and public sectors.