Is Economics for you?

What happened during the 2008 financial crisis and how can it be avoided in the future? Why are some countries poorer than others? Why is income inequality rising in Canada and around the world?  How will the workforce change with advances in technology, automation, and artificial intelligence? 

Economics is a discipline that will help you answer these questions. Economics looks at human behaviour in a broad range of contexts, from how individuals or business make decisions to societal challenges, such as how to fight poverty and unemployment, or save the environment.

Studying Economics provides you with a framework for thinking clearly about these issues. You will develop quantitative skills that will help you understand data. By applying theory and modeling techniques, you will learn how to argue logically and you can apply this knowledge to every aspect of your life.

Where to go from here?

Our graduates go on to a wide range of exciting careers such as business and financial analysts, government and policy advisors, investment and retail bankers, management consultants, pension advisors, entrepreneurs, journalists, and many more. Our alumni profiles feature CEOs, Presidents, and young professionals working in growing fields such as big data, natural resources, and many others.

Want to know more?

Our most popular program is the Economics major, which will earn you a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree after approximately four years of study. You can participate in exclusive Economics career workshops during your degree.  See our sample four year plan.   

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