Economics may be a specialized area of knowledge, but it is woven throughout our day-to-day lives. From health care to the environment, social services to taxation, Economics provides insight into the most pressing issues of our time.

Bachelor of Economics

The Bachelor of Economics is offered as an Honours program in which you study the operation of market-based economies, examining the causes of economic growth, inflation, unemployment and international trade. You will look at how governments manage their economies by developing and administering policies to regulate activities such as trade, taxes and competition, and you will study economic theory and research methods.

Bachelor of Global and International Studies Specializations: International Economic Policy, Global Development

The specializations in Global Development and International Economic Policy fall under the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS), which is a multidisciplinary degree program with international experience and foreign language requirements.

The International Economic Policy specialization offers a non-technical approach that will introduce students to issues related to economic globalization, international and public-sector economics, and the ways in which associated challenges might be resolved for the improvement of people’s well-being.

The Global Development specialization offers a multidisciplinary perspective on this broad and important field through foundational courses in anthropology, economics, geography, and political science that study how the world is unfolding in the face of increasingly urgent challenges such as climate change and global epidemics.

Carleton’s Capital Advantage

Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, gives you unique access to a wide range of resources in the public service. You will benefit from a wealth of research facilities and libraries in the city as well as the departments and agencies of the federal government, including: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bank of Canada, Competition Bureau Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Finance Canada (Department of Finance), Global Affairs Canada, Trade and Development Canada, Health Canada, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

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Where can a degree in Economics take you?*

The graph under “All Records” shows outcomes from all Eocnomics alumni we followed. For a focus on more recent alumni, see the graph under “Since 2005.”

Examples of Alumni Job Titles (all records)

Accountant
Adjudicator
Advisor:
-financial organization
-international bank
Analyst:
-federal government
-municipal government
Archivist
Auditor
Bookkeeper
Broker
Business Owner:
-construction
-consulting
-health company
-information technology
-media/communications
-restaurant
-retail
Business Specialist:
-banking
-government
Cartographer
Chief Executive Officer:
-financial firm
-private company
Chairperson:
-trade association
Chief Economist:
-government agency
Chief Statistician:
-federal government
Chief Superintendent:
-police force
Clerk:
-federal government 
-municipal government 
-national bank
Commerce Officer
Community Outreach Worker
Communications Specialist
Comptroller
Computer Specialist
Consultant:
-embassy
-federal government
-investment group
-IT company
-non-profit
-power company
-school board
Director:
-air travel
-community organization
-corporation
-energy sector
-financial institution
-foreign government
-government
-health agency
-media organization
-non-profit
-regulatory affairs
-trade association
-transportation division
-university
Economist:
-government
-international organization
-investment firm
-non-profit think tank
-private sector firm
Economic Researcher
Editor
Elected Official
Engineer
Evaluation Officer
Executive:
-banking
-consulting firm
-energy sector
-federal government
-media organization
-municipal government
-non-profit
-private sector firm
-provincial government
-trade association
Finance Officer
Financial Professional
Human Resources
Specialist

Information Management
Specialist
Insurance Specialist
Investigator
IT Professional
Journalist
Judge
Lawyer
Logistician
Manager:
-airport authority
-banking
-federal government
-hospital
-insurance
-municipal government
-private sector firm
-trade association
-university
Mediator/Arbitrator
Medical Doctor
Military Professional
Nurse
Police Officer
Program/Project Officer:
-federal government
-university
Quality Control Worker
Realtor
Recruitment Officer:
-university
Research Officer
Retail Buyer
School Principal
Securities Trader
Social Worker
Software Developer
Statistician
Surveyor
Systems Analyst
Teacher
Technical Analyst
Technician
Technologist
University Professor

Alumni Experiences

Peter Kuhn

Scott Bacon

Philip Reny

Sydney LaRose

Timothy Lane

Wayne Smith

Gregory Ip

Louise Levonian

Jeremy Greenwood

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*The information represented in these displays is drawn from databases maintained by Carleton’s Alumni Services. Some degree names have changed over time; current degree names are used here. The information was voluntarily provided by some of our graduates and does not represent a scientific sample of all graduates. Some students in this sample will have also completed other degrees, including at more advanced levels. Individual experiences and outcomes can differ from those represented here.

Program Information

  • Required Courses: Functions
  • Cut off Range: 73-76%
  • Co-op Option: yes

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