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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • accountant/auditor
  • actuary
  • bank examiner/trust officer
  • brand research analyst
  • business consultant/analyst
  • business forecaster
  • commodity/industry analyst
  • compensation and benefits administrator
  • controller
  • economic developer
  • economist
  • financial planner
  • financial analyst
  • insurance agent/broker
  • insurance underwriter
  • internal bank auditor
  • investment banking analyst
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • loan/mortgage officer
  • management consultant
  • market research analyst
  • pension plan administrator
  • pricing analyst
  • public policy analyst
  • securities trader
  • statistician/sports statistician
  • technical analyst

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • banks/financial institutions
  • brokerage firms
  • consulting firms
  • credit unions
  • educational institutions
  • global trade organizations
  • government
  • import/export businesses
  • insurance companies
  • manufacturers
  • market research companies
  • municipalities
  • real estate companies
  • statistical research firms
  • stock brokers/exchange

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2019)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

216 Economics Graduates:

  • Employed: 69.1%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 26.5%
  • Looking for Work: 3.7%
  • Other: 0.6%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • assurance associate
  • business analyst
  • business development associate
  • communications coordinator
  • forecast analyst
  • internal auditor
  • marketing associate
  • mutual funds officer
  • staff accountant

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Economics, Business Economics, Economic Policy, Global Policy, Mathematics.
  • Graduate diploma: Accounting.
  • JD: Law.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • commercial lines underwriter
  • economist
  • finance manager
  • human resources generalist
  • investment banking analyst
  • managing accountant
  • senior business analyst
  • senior financial operations analyst

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

At Laurier, develop these competencies through both curricular and co-curricular opportunities to help you achieve your goals for the future.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of economic structures and institutions, both in Canada and internationally.
  • Study theoretical microeconomic and macroeconomic models, and conduct empirical analysis of economics relationships.
  • Incorporate economic theory and empirical analysis to evaluate economic decisions by households, firms and governments.
  • Apply theory and empirical models to a capstone project.
  • Manage large datasets for the purpose of analysis.
  • Conduct economic research with related computer software including statistical analysis software.
  • Manage a research project independently by applying economic analysis to a policy issue.
  • 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 effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Critical Thinking & 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.