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Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • account executive
  • accounts payable/receivable manager
  • actuary
  • auditor
  • brand strategist/manager
  • business analyst
  • business development manager
  • buyer/purchasing coordinator
  • category analyst
  • claims adjuster
  • commercial banking associate
  • consultant
  • corporate banker
  • cost analyst
  • credit analyst
  • employee relations associate
  • entrepreneur
  • equity research associate
  • financial advisor/planner
  • financial analyst
  • human resource generalist
  • import/export coordinator
  • insurance agent/broker
  • insurance underwriter
  • investment banking analyst
  • logistics specialist
  • market research analyst
  • marketing manager
  • mutual fund manager
  • policy analyst
  • portfolio manager
  • product marketing specialist
  • project manager
  • public accountant
  • recruiter
  • securities analyst
  • social innovation
  • supply chain analyst
  • tax accountant
  • trader
  • training and development coordinator

Online Resources

More career resources are available through Navigator.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • account coordinator
  • business analyst
  • business development representative
  • financial analyst
  • investment banking analyst
  • marketing coordinator
  • operations coordinator
  • recruiter
  • staff accountant
  • supply chain analyst

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Taxation, Finance, Public Policy.
  • College program: Financial Planning, Digital Marketing, Computer Analysis.
  • Graduate Diploma: Accounting, CFA, Project Management.
  • JD: Law.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • brand strategist
  • commercial account manager
  • equity research associate
  • human resources manager
  • project manager
  • senior consultant
  • senior financial analyst
  • senior tax analyst

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Exhibit knowledge of business principles and processes.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a business context.
  • Understand global issues affecting business management and performance.
  • Learn about all areas of business including accounting, brand communication and management, business and sustainability, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, insurance and risk management, international business, marketing and supply chain management.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration/Teamwork 

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication 

  • Explain information, ideas and opinions professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare effective, interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem Solving 

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • accounting analyst
  • accounts payable/receivable manager
  • actuary
  • auditor
  • bank examiner
  • brand strategist/manager
  • business analyst
  • business development manager
  • buyer/purchasing coordinator
  • claims adjuster
  • commercial banking associate
  • commodities manager/broker
  • consultant
  • corporate banker
  • cost estimator/analyst
  • credit analyst
  • data analyst
  • equity research associate
  • financial advisor/planner
  • financial analyst
  • human resource generalist
  • insurance agent/broker
  • insurance underwriter
  • investment banking analyst
  • loan/mortgage officer
  • logistics specialist
  • market research analyst
  • marketing manager
  • mutual fund manager
  • policy analyst
  • portfolio manager
  • product marketing specialist
  • project manager
  • public accountant
  • recruiter
  • risk management analyst
  • securities analyst/broker
  • statistical analyst
  • supply chain analyst
  • systems administrator
  • teacher/professor
  • trading floor analyst
  • underwriter
  • valuation analyst

Online Resources

More career resources are available through Navigator.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • analyst
  • associate
  • brand consultant
  • catastrophe risk analyst
  • consulting analyst
  • financial analyst
  • junior auditor
  • insurance analyst
  • national operations certificate specialist
  • reinsurance data analyst
  • underwriter

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Data Science, Statistics.
  • Graduate Diploma: Accounting.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • category trade analyst
  • equity analyst
  • financial modelling analyst
  • investment banking associate
  • senior accountant
  • senior associate value manager

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Solve real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management using appropriate mathematical and statistical software.
  • Exhibit knowledge of business principles and processes.
  • Develop a knowledge of finance, investing and risk management combined with rigorous mathematical modelling and analytical techniques utilized for problem solving.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a business context and understand global issues affecting business management and performance.
  • Develop an understanding of how to effectively reveal and explain patterns using numerical information.
  • Learn to understand and interpret the world using mathematical models.
  • Examine streams of data in an attempt to discover properties which could predict future data.
  • Learn about all areas of business including accounting, brand communication and management, business and sustainability, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, insurance and risk management, international business, marketing and supply chain management.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration/Teamwork 

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication 

  • Explain information, ideas and opinions professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare effective, interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem Solving 

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • account manager
  • auditor
  • brand strategist/manager
  • business analyst
  • business development manager
  • business systems analyst
  • buyer/purchasing coordinator
  • category analyst
  • chief information officer
  • commercial banking associate
  • computer security specialist
  • consultant
  • cost analyst
  • credit analyst
  • database administrator
  • entrepreneur
  • equity research associate
  • financial advisor/planner
  • financial analyst
  • human resource generalist
  • information systems manager
  • insurance agent/broker
  • investment banking analyst
  • logistics specialist
  • market research analyst
  • marketing manager
  • network administrator
  • policy analyst
  • project manager
  • public accountant
  • quality assurance specialist
  • security systems programmer
  • software developer
  • software engineer
  • supply chain analyst
  • systems engineer
  • tax accountant
  • video game developer
  • web administrator
  • web designer

Online Resources

More career resources are available through Navigator.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • business analyst
  • consultant
  • financial analyst
  • operations support representative
  • senior software engineer
  • software developer

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Math/Computer Science.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • business systems analyst
  • catastrophe application model developer
  • design engineer
  • project finance manager
  • senior data analyst
  • senior financial systems consultant
  • software developer

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Specify, design and construct software systems, and evaluate and recognize potential risks in designing creative solutions.
  • Exhibit knowledge of business principles and processes.
  • Demonstrate strong algorithm analysis and design skills in procedural, object-oriented and low-level programming languages, and gain an optional introduction to functional, parallel and logical programming paradigms.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a business context and understand global issues affecting business management and performance.
  • Adapt to constant change and integrate new ideas into existing systems.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for logical thinking, abstract reasoning, observation and concentration.
  • Develop skills in quantitative, logical and computational analysis.
  • Learn about all areas of business including accounting, brand communication and management, business and sustainability, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, insurance and risk management, international business, marketing and supply chain management.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration/Teamwork 

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication 

  • Explain information, ideas and opinions professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare effective, interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem Solving 

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.