Economics is a discipline of study in the Social Science Department. It gets to the bottom line of how and why we produce, distribute and purchase goods and services. Economics students examine the various roles individuals, consumer groups, small business owners, managers, CEOs and politicians play in shaping both the Canadian and global economies.

You'll learn to use modern, market-based analytical tools to examine how producers, consumers, and governments act (known as microeconomics), how an economy as a whole operates (known as macroeconomics), and how economists perform economic analysis (econometrics/statistical).

Economics at work

An Economics degree gives you the skills to analyze consumer and corporate behaviour. It's a strong foundation for building a career in finance, business, government, teaching and media, or law if you plan to pursue graduate work.

Your Economics degree could lead to work as a:

  • bank manager
  • investment portfolio manager
  • economist
  • public policy analyst
  • financial planner
  • stockbroker
  • foreign trade analyst
  • teacher