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BMOS or BA Economics

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So I'm accepted to both BMOS at Western and BA economics at Laurier. I do NOT have AEO status at Western. Which program would be better to go into? And how hard is it to get into Ivey if I do not have AEO.
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What are you looking to go through for?

Do you like economics?

Do you like math and are you good at it?

Which school do you prefer? Campus, rez, environment, social aspect, etc.?
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I am trying to get either a CA or MBA. I know theyre pretty different but thats the general path I am trying to go through.

I do like economics

I do not mind math but I am not great at it. 80%ish in Grade 12 Functions.

I prefer Western because its a much bigger school and it seems that the student environment is much better.
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@markovasileski wrote
I am trying to get either a CA or MBA. I know theyre pretty different but thats the general path I am trying to go through.

I do like economics

I do not mind math but I am not great at it. 80%ish in Grade 12 Functions.

I prefer Western because its a much bigger school and it seems that the student environment is much better.


Laurier Honours Economics is fully accredited by ICAO, while BMOS isn't but does offer all 51 credit-hours, so not too big of a deal.

Liking economics while going into an economics program is good. There is more of a math aspect to it than you would find at BMOS. Keep that in mind. The math isn't impossible, but some people do find it tricky.

This is a factor to consider. If you feel you would enjoy yourself at Western more and preform better there, keep it in mind for sure.

You could apply to Ivey at the end of 2nd year. It might be tough to get in, but it could be worth it. You could do this at Laurier too I guess, although it might be possible that they have a slight bias to Western students? I wouldn't count on it, maybe someone else can answer that.
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@g93 wrote
Liking economics while going into an economics program is good.



Win.
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It's also noteworthy to mention that the difference between a business degree and a BA in Economics is minimal when it comes to finding a job.

In the US, there aren't very many undergraduate business programs. (Harvard, for example, doesn't have an undergrad business program). If you are American and you want to study business, you do Economics instead. So don't buy into the myth that a BA won't get you a good job on Wall/Bay Street.

Economics is also good because it opens doors into different fields i.e. politics, international relations etc but that's a totally different conversation.

Good luck with your decision ;)
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what happens if im at western Huron BMOS and I dnt get into Ivey?

Is it still a reputable program?
Can I transfer to the main campus after a year?
Is it better than Carleton BCOMM for getting a CMA or specializing in finance?
Can I get a solid job in my internship or after I GRADUATE?
Are the accounting profs good
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