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Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • actuary
  • biostatistician
  • cryptologist/code designer
  • data analyst
  • epidemiologist
  • financial analyst
  • information technologist
  • investment banking associate
  • market research analyst
  • operations research analyst
  • professor
  • programming analyst
  • public health statistician
  • quality assurance
  • statistical analyst
  • statistician
  • teacher
  • technical writer

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • accounting firms
  • banks/financial institutions
  • computer software developers
  • data management companies
  • government
  • insurance companies
  • manufacturers
  • opinion researchers
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • research institutions
  • technology companies

Online Resources

Check out more resources available in the Career Centre and through Navigator.

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.

14 Mathematics Graduates:

  • Employed: 50.0%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 50.0%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • data analyst
  • full stack software engineer
  • payment specialist
  • pricing analyst
  • research assistant
  • software developer

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Mathematics, Management Sciences, Applied Politics.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • associate, capital markets
  • associate consultant
  • junior developer
  • manager, data and solutions
  • research analyst
  • teacher
  • web content manager
  • web programmer 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

  • Construct and evaluate arguments with scientific and quantitative components, and reveal and explain patterns using numerical information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how mathematical and scientific models can change perceptions of the world and the social implications these perceptions have on actions and decision making.
  • 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.
  • Find general patterns within specific problems to enhance the understanding of key issues.
  • Study data for the purpose of establishing causes and effect or co-relational relationships.   
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to construct systems and models to simulate situations for testing purposes.
  • Create theoretical models and simulations for use in interpreting/understanding information.
  • 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.

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required. 

  • accounting analyst
  • actuary
  • bank examiner
  • business analyst
  • commodities manager/broker
  • cost estimator/analyst
  • credit analyst
  • data analyst
  • financial analyst/manager
  • investment analyst
  • investment banking associate
  • loan/mortgage officer
  • market research analyst
  • professor
  • risk management analyst
  • securities analyst/broker
  • statistical analyst
  • systems administrator
  • teacher
  • trading floor analyst
  • underwriter

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • accounting firms
  • banks/financial institutions
  • computer software developers
  • data management companies
  • government
  • insurance companies
  • manufacturers
  • opinion researchers
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • research institutions
  • technology companies

Career Resources

Check out more resources available in the Career Centre and through Navigator.

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.

21 Financial Mathematics Graduates:

  • Employed: 60.0%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 33.3%
  • Looking for Work: 6.7%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • accountant
  • credit risk analyst
  • financial security advisor
  • logistics coordinator
  • product manager
  • quantitative trade developer
  • treasury analyst

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Financial Economics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • actuarial analyst
  • business system analyst
  • equity research associate
  • financial controller
  • investment analyst
  • junior trader
  • real estate investment consultant
  • senior manager, risk and capital analytics

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

  • Solve real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management using appropriate mathematical and statistical software.
  • Develop a knowledge of finance, investing and risk management combined with rigorous mathematical modelling and analytical techniques utilized for problem solving.
  • Develop an understanding of how to effectively reveal and explain patterns using numerical information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how mathematical and scientific models can change perceptions of the world and the social implications these perceptions have on actions and decision-making.
  • 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.
  • Study data for the purpose of establishing causes and effect or co-relational relationships.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to construct systems and models to simulate situations for testing purposes.
  • Create theoretical models and simulations for use in interpreting/understanding information.
  • Gain an understanding of the role of the hypothesis in testing ideas to determine risk and cost/benefit factors.
  • 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 

  • Construct and evaluate arguments with scientific and quantitative components and communicate effectively in a corporate environment, 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.