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UTP Stage II: International Economics and Finance


UTP Stage II: International Economics and Finance is equivalent to the first year of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics and Finance. Upon the successful completion of UTP Stage II, you’ll begin the second year of your degree at TMU.

In this program, you’ll explore the interconnectedness of worldwide markets and acquire and cultivate the economic skills necessary to make strategic decisions from an informed global perspective. You can participate in local or international work placements, case studies, advanced analysis and computer simulations, and receive specialized training in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics, and will complete a required internship/co-op in a professional environment. You’ll graduate ready to provide advice and generate solutions in business, finance and government.

Key Information


3 terms


  • January
  • May
  • September


Toronto Metropolitan University campus, Toronto

Your Direct Pathway into Toronto Metropolitan University

High school
Toronto Metropolitan University International College
2nd year Toronto Metropolitan University

UTP Stage II: International Economics and Finance Program Structure 

UTP Stage II: International Economics and Finance is a combination of required courses and electives, designed to meet the curriculum requirements of the major program. Below is a sample schedule of courses you might take during UTP Stage II: International Economics and Finance. 


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Upon successful completion of the UTP Stage II: International Economics and Finance, including achieving a 2.67 CGPA you will transfer into the International Economics and Finance program at Toronto Metropolitan University with 10.0 credits (one year) toward your degree. Once you have progressed to Toronto Metropolitan University, you will continue your studies with courses in mathematics for economics, academic research and writing and second year International Economics and Finance courses. 

Career Prospects

  • Behavioural scientist
  • Business analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Data scientist
  • Economic advisor
  • Economist
  • Financial/risk analyst
  • Investment banking
  • Marketing intelligence
  • Policy development officer
  • Sales and marketing analyst
  • Strategic planning analyst
  • Total rewards specialist
  • Urban planning

Or pursue graduate studies in economics, business (MBA), health policy or law (JD) or a professional designation in finance (CFA) or accounting (CPA).

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