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Hey there! Does anybody know of UBC's Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) and its reputation? It is a fairly new program but it seems interesting to me with a mixed of business and courses from different faculties. If you know anything about it, please let me know!
Currently, I am in sophomore year in high school in hopes of attending university abroad because of my own personal preference along with wanting to become more independent and explore outside of my comfort zone. I am intending to major in Business/Economics, and the UK seems to attract me based on its geographic location. (LSE, UCL, Oxford, Warwick etc.)
Don't worry, Canadian universities will still be on the top of my list (Ivey, Queen's, Rotman, Schulich)
Does anyone here know about the uni life in the UK or is currently experiencing undergrad at a UK university? If you are Canadian, what were your steps to being admitted (marks, extracurriculars etc.)? Any financial aid or scholarships for international/Canadian students in the UK? Please share your experiences and/or your peers' thoughts as well!
I want to double major in math and business at UoftT, OttawaU or Carleton, but none of these schools have a direct entry double major program I can apply to. So I was wondering if I got accepted to one of these school's business programs, could I double major in math and business along the way.
I have already been accepted to Queens and expect to get into UBC. Between the two I'm leaning towards UBC but I am really concerned about the fact that you must apply to the Economics program after two years, and admissions is competitive, whereas at Queens I'm guaranteed admission into Economics provided I pass my first year classes. Just how hard is it to maintain a B+/A- GPA at UBC. I'd also love to hear any thoughts about either program, anything to help me make the decision.
I am going to make this as detailed as possible to maximize the quality of the responses and the insight I obtain from them. All responses will be greatly appreciated not only by me but from all university applicants interested in pursuing similar career paths.
1. Schulich School of Business - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Specializing in Finance and Economics
2. Ted Rogers School of Management - Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMM) in Business Management with Co-op - Majoring in Economics and Management Science - Minoring in Finance
3. Degroote School of Business - Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Honours BCOM) with Internship - Minoring in Accounting and Financial Management Services
-DECA Chapter Member (Competed in Provincial Competition Ranking Top 3 in Ontario, Competed in Stock Market Game Ranking Top 3 in Atlantic Region)
-Vice-President of Financial Literacy Investment Club
-Interactively participating in all aspects of management of family pizza business
-Stock Trader Since the Age of 14
1. Is my estimated average higher than the cut-off at all three of my programs choices? What are my chances of acceptance?
2. If I don't get my first choice (Schulich), which option would be a better choice, Ted Rogers or Degroote? Consider that I will be staying at home (which is why I didn't apply to Ivey/Queens/Waterloo/Laurier) and I live in downtown Brampton, ON. I like the prestige of Schulich, location and campus of Ted Rogers and the trading floor at Degroote.
3. How hard is the academic life at these schools in comparison to each other? Is it much more intensive than having 3 university level courses in high school per semester?
4. Hows the social life at these schools in comparison to each other? I heard Schulich, although it may be one Canada's best business schools, has a very poor social life. I have heard similar things about Ted Rogers as well, maybe because it is also a commuter school.
5. I realize that the value of a degree comes from how successful you are in achieving it, but which one of those schools offers the best career outlook? I am interesting in pursuing my masters degree then looking towards a career in finance (maybe even Accounting or Economics if my interests change).
6. Are my EC's solid enough to use for my Schulich supplementary application? Any advice or suggestions?
7. What are the interview questions for the Schulich video interview? Any tips?
8. Other than the Schulich entrance scholarship, what other scholarships should I apply to?
9. Any other helpful/insightful/interesting advice?
Both courses shouldn't be too difficult. I've taken french in grades 9, 10, and 11 with finals of >90 and grade 11 accounting with a 95. Both the teachers who are teaching Grade 12 French and Economics are not hard.
Next semester, I have calc&vectors, economics, chem, and data. Calc and chem are going to be hard; data, economics, and french shouldn't be too difficult.
My dilemma is whether i should switch out economics for french. I'm planning on going into life sci (thinking about med) and I'm not sure which course would be more beneficial to me. It would seem to be a waste not to take grade 12 french since I've already taken 9, 10 and 11. I heard that you get a certificate for finishing french. Does anyone know if its useful at all and what it looks like?
Also, economics seems to be more useful since having basics in business is very useful for future careers, especially if i want to open my own clinic.
Taking a spare is out of the question since i need one of the two courses to raise my average and be a "non-tech, non-math, and non-science" course for Mcmaster's requirement.
Any suggestions or eye-openers will be highly appreciated.
i plan on going to law school to become a taxation lawyer. i really want to do an undergrad in economics or maybe even financial economics... anyone know any economics programs where a high gpa is attainable?
My plan was to apply to BOTH economics and Rotman at UofT St George. but apparently I can only choose one?! but how!!! WHY?? is there a way I can apply to both?? I cant believe that all of those who applied to Arts and Science at UofT - st george only had to choose one!! the department is HUGE!! is there anything I can do??? PLEASE HELP ME!!! IM DESPERATE!!!!!
I am a grade 12 student who is thinking of going to waterloo for economics coop next year. Does anyone have any suggestions or advices. Is it a good program? I am also worried about paying for it? Just any advice about going to university will also do
Hello everyone, I am currently in grade 9 in Canada. I have recently been informed, through a few different forum posts, that if you wish to stand a chance, when applying for schools such as Oxford or Cambridge, you need to start preparing in grade 9. What would you recommend I do? Are there any programmes I should get involved in. I have come from a background of being in special, or high level education programmes such as International Baccalaureate, however, I am currently in a public high school, taking all academic classes. Ideally I would apply to Oxford, for economics (with hopes of becoming an investment banker). What should I do to get ready for applying in grade 12. Thanks for the help in advance!