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BSc Management Studies (Economics Minor)

Field of Study: Management
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Institution: University of the West Indies Open Campus
Island: Caribbean

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.


Programme Structure

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.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should meet normal or lower matriculation AND have an acceptable pass in CXC-CSEC (General Proficiency) Mathematics or its equivalent.

Normal Level

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
equivalents) who satisfy either Scheme A or Scheme B as stated below:

    Scheme A: They possess FIVE (5) subjects of which at least TWO (2) must be GCE
    Advanced Level (A' Level)* passes, while the remainder may be acceptable passes
    in the CXC-CSEC or GCE O’ Level examinations.

    Scheme B: They possess passes in FOUR (4) subjects of which at least THREE must
    be GCE A’ Level** passes, while the fourth may be an acceptable pass in the
    CXC-CSEC or GCE O’ Level examinations.

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
   institutions with a minimum GPA of 2.5
    * Candidates who have passed two two-unit courses in a particular subject area fall
      within the two A’ Level matriculation standard (Reference Scheme A).

    ** Six CAPE units, including the two single-unit courses – Caribbean Studies and
    Communication Studies will be accepted under normal matriculation (Reference Scheme B)

Lower Level
Applicants should meet lower level matriculation requirements for admission to degree programmes:

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
    (ii)     Mathematics or a foreign language, or an approved science (not Health Science), or additional Mathematics or Geography
   (iii)    Three (3) other approved subjects not already counted above.

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.


Academic Preparation

OOL1001     Orientation to Online

IYMS1001    Improving your Math Skills (if applicable)


Course of Study




Introduction to Financial Accounting




Cost and Management Accounting I




Introduction to Microeconomics




Mathematics for the Social Sciences I




Introduction to Sociology




Introduction to Macroeconomics




Introduction to Statistics




English for Academic Purposes




Caribbean Civilisation




Science, Medicine and Technology in Society

 LEVELS II & III (30 Credits)





Management Accounting                                    




Management Information Systems 1




Organizational Behaviour




Caribbean Business Environment




Introduction to Quantitative Methods




Business Law




Financial Management




Principles of Marketing




Human Resource Management



Business Strategy and Policy





Intermediate Microeconomics                           




Intermediate Macroeconomics




Statistical Methods (Previously referred to as ECON2006: Economics Statistics)




Economic Development 1




Monetary Economics

LEVEL III Electives (15 Credits) - Select five (5) from the Following



Public Sector Management                                   




Marketing Management




International Business Management




Survey Design and Analysis




Management Information Systems II




Production & Operations Management




Operations Planning and Control




Compensation Management


The Economics Minor covers courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics and Finance.

Students pursuing the Economics Minor must satisfy:

  • Part I of the Management Studies (Major)
  • 15 credits for the Economics Minor
  • 45 additional credits at Levels II & III

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