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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
  • 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

  • Canadian Marketing Association
  • Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
  • Career Connections – Insurance Institute
  • CPA Ontario
  • Financial Planning Standards Council
  • Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
  • Sustainability CoLab

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • account coordinator
  • business analyst
  • business development associate
  • consultant
  • financial analyst
  • investment banking analyst
  • marketing coordinator
  • operations coordinator
  • project coordinator
  • staff accountant

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.
  • Other: CPA add-ons/Graduate Diploma in Accounting, CFA, Project Management.
  • JD: Law.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • brand strategist
  • equity research associate
  • human resources manager
  • intermediate underwriter
  • manager, public accounting
  • project manager
  • senior analyst
  • senior consultant

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating 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.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • 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

  • Canadian Marketing Association
  • Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Canadian Securities Institute
  • Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
  • Career Connections – Insurance Institute
  • CPA Ontario
  • Financial Planning Standards Council
  • Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
  • Society of Actuaries

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • assistant post-promotional analyst
  • business analyst
  • client development specialist
  • equity derivatives analyst
  • financial analyst
  • financial officer
  • insurance analyst
  • logistics officer
  • operations representative
  • pricing analyst
  • staff accountant

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Math, Statistics.
  • Other: Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • investment banking analyst
  • investment consulting associate
  • senior staff accountant
  • treasury analyst

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating 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 modeling 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.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • 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
  • 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

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Canadian Information Processing Society
  • Communitech
  • CPA Ontario
  • IEEE Computer Society

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • business systems analyst
  • catastrophe model application developer
  • financial analyst
  • operations support representative
  • senior software engineer
  • software developer
  • systems consultant

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Math/Computer Science.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • founder, tech start-up
  • mobile developer
  • project administrator
  • senior consultant, human capital
  • software developer
  • solution delivery engineer

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating 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.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • 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.