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What can I do with my degree in Economics?

About the program

Concordia’s Department of Economics provides a challenging and rewarding environment for teaching and research. As a student, you study the ups and downs of economic activity, interest rate volatility, budget deficits and surpluses, and the problems of continued economic growth which are all at the forefront of public debate. As an economist, you harness the power of statistics and mathematics to provide analysis and tackle economic problems such as interest and tax rates, budget deficits, and sustainable growth and you will be in a position to grapple with challenges that stand to have real-world stakes and impact.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Economics

Skills developed

As a student in Economics, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Knowledge of the two branches of economics: micro and macro
  • Numeracy and computer skills
  • Collect, process and synthesize qualitative and quantitative data
  • Forecast trends, predict economic downfalls and develop policies
  • Understand, interpret and apply economic models to solve economic problems in different settings such as labour, product and capital markets

  • Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding accordingly
  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Explain complex concepts, theories and ideas to others effectively
  • Write reports and essays
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Observe and interpret data
  • Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to generate and informed judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Accounting Firms
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government (Municipal, Provincial, Federal)
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Systems
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Services
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturing and Retail
  • Marketing Firms
  • Media
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Real Estate
  • Social Media

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Economics lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Bank Clerk / Teller  
  • Bookkeeper  
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Advisor / Analyst / Consultant  
  • Financial Planner / Officer / Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Junior Trader
  • Money Market Analyst
  • Mortgage Officer
  • Trading Assistant
  • Underwriting Trainee

  • Claims Representative / Adjuster
  • Compensation and Benefits Co-ordinator
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Sales Representative
  • Real Estate Development Analyst

  • Account Executive
  • Budget Supervisor
  • Business development Officer
  • Forecaster
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Junior Advisor
  • Junior Business Analyst
  • Junior Consultant
  • Labour Relations Analyst
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Assistant / Analyst
  • Pension Plans Administrator
  • Profit and Loss Analyst
  • Project Assistant / Coordinator

  • Budget Analyst
  • Data Science Analyst
  • Labour Relations Analyst
  • Operations Assistant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Administrator
  • Statistical Clerk
  • Tax / Audit Associate

  • Business Reporter
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Program Advisor / Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Statistician

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Economics

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Attorney
  • Auditor
  • Bank Manager
  • Broker
  • Business Consultant
  • Buyer
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Credit Manager
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economist
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshopscareer fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Room H-745

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Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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