What Can I Do With My Economics Degree?

Queen's economics students acquire a diverse portfolio of skills that provide excellent preparation for a wide range of career and post-graduate education opportunities. Here are some examples of what our recent Queen’s economics graduates did in the past few years:

Private sector positions:

  • Financial Analyst, CP Rail
  • Trader, Scotia Markets, Scotia-McLeod
  • Market Researcher, Merrill Lynch - Hong Kong, New York
  • Financial Analyst Trainee, Solomon Brothers
  • Investment Banker, Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Fixed Income Researcher, TD Securities
  • World Markets Analyst, CIBC
  • Portfolio Manager, Royal Bank
  • Country Credit Analyst, Standard & Poors
  • Financial Analyst, Citigroup Global Markets, NY
  • Advisory Trainee, Donnelly Management Services
  • Client Services, Deloitte&Touche
  • Economist, Informetrica Ltd.
  • Underwriter, Commercial Insurance Division, Chubb Insurance
  • Marketing Analyst, Bayer Inc
  • Consultant, Donnelly Mangement Services
  • Human Resources Professional, IBM Canada
  • Research Analyst, Bank of Montreal.

Public Sector Positions:

  • Researcher, Finance Division, Bank of Canada
  • Risk Analyst, Export Development Corporation
  • Economic Researcher, Ministry of Natural Resource, Province of Ontario
  • Analyst, Transport Canada
  • Statistical Analyst, Canadian Urban Institute


Further studies:

An undergraduate degree in economics also provides an excellent background for further studies in law, business, and many other areas. Some of our graduates pursue advanced studies in economics at the master's and doctoral levels, while others undertake professional programs such as finance, business administration, public administration, law, industrial relations, information technology, and resource management.