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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Be the One in the Boardroom with Quantitative Answers

We believe a successful Economics program provides a combination of sound mathematics, strong statistical analysis and the ability to powerfully convey these findings. Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics provides rigorous training that will give you both theoretical and empirical methods to understand, interpret and communicate the key issues in today’s society.

Laurier’s Economics department is uniquely positioned within our Lazaridis School of Business and Economics to provide you with the option to complete your degree in Economics and Accounting or Economics and Financial Management. The end result is an Economics graduate that has the tools and skills to make a huge impact in the workforce.

You'll study economics from the micro level, looking at individual businesses and homes. Also look at the macro level, evaluating entire economics and industries. Learn about, interpret and explore challenges facing society, such as scarcity, inflation and unemployment.

Be prepares for graduate studies or employment in economics, business, law, public administration and other industries.

This degree is flexible, so you can combine Economics with another field of study and/or complete the Research Specialization.

Learn and Earn

As an Economics student, you can take part in our business degree co-op program – the largest in the country – where you can explore different career options and develop skills for your future during three work terms.

Calling all future accountants!

You can gain a career advantage through our CPA-accredited Economics & Accounting program. Develop your understanding of business and government issues in a data-driven economy.


Notable Alumni

  • David Chilton (BA '85), author, The Wealthy Barber
  • Peter Ansley (BA '66), president, CTC Associate Store
  • Bob Schlegel (BA '72), founder and CEO, Pavestone Company (1980-2012) and Bedrock Freight Logistics (2003)
  • Alex Mustakas (BA '83), artistic director and CEO, Drayton Entertainment
  • Craig Wright (BA '85), senior VP and chief economist, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Carolyn Wilkins (BA '87), senior deputy governor, Bank of Canada


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