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BSc Management Studies (Economics Minor)
The Economics Minor offers students a concentration of courses in Economics. This pool of courses provides students with wider options, contributing to both career and academic growth in the field of management.
The offer of this Minor is contingent on its integration into the programme structure of the Management Studies Major so that the full complement of 90 credits may be attained in fulfillment of the requirements for completion of the Bachelors Degree.
Currently, to take this programme the candidate must be located in one of the Caribbean countries serviced by the UWI since the programme includes traditional assessment. The UWI Open Campus Country Site (OCCS) facilitates examinations for courses assessed through a traditional face-to-face examination
Who is this programme for?
The Economics Minor is suitable for managers at all levels in the organizational structure, administrative personnel, scientists, engineers and anyone who would benefit from honing their management skills for the effective delivery of services and projects in the commercial and public sectors.
The Minor in Economics is designed to complement the Major in Management Studies. Before doing the Minor in Economics students must first complete the Level I courses of the Management Studies Major.
• The Minor comprises five (5) 3-credit courses (15 credits) across Levels II and III.
Courses are delivered using the blended learning approach. Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet.
Award of the Degree
To be awarded an undergraduate degree you must achieve a minimum GPA of 1.0. This means that it is possible to pass all the courses in your programme and not receive your certificate because your GPA is under 1.0.
When will the programme start?
August and January of each academic year.
Applicants should meet normal or lower matriculation AND have an acceptable pass in CXC-CSEC (General Proficiency) Mathematics or its equivalent.
An acceptable pass in English A in an examination of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC-CSEC), or an acceptable equivalent AND one of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Holders of CXC-CSEC Certificates, General Certificates of Education (GCE) (or the approved
Scheme A: They possess FIVE (5) subjects of which at least TWO (2) must be GCE
Scheme B: They possess passes in FOUR (4) subjects of which at least THREE must
2. Holders of Certificates and Diplomas awarded by this University
3. Holders of an Associate Degree from the UWI, or from approved Caribbean tertiary level
** Six CAPE units, including the two single-unit courses – Caribbean Studies and
1. Holders of five (5) CXC or GCE O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting, as follows:
(i) English (A), and
2. Persons of the age of 21 and over on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments.
3. Holders of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies, UWI with an acceptable pass in English Language.
NOTE: The same subject cannot be counted at both CXC-CSEC General Proficiency and GCE O’ Level.
English Language Proficiency Examination
The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue
undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Open Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing
and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes. For detailed information on the
ELPT, see English Language Proficiency Test.
OOL1001 Orientation to Online
IYMS1001 Improving your Math Skills (if applicable)
Course of Study
The Economics Minor covers courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics and Finance.
Students pursuing the Economics Minor must satisfy: