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Economics and Finance

Economics and Finance is the study of the role that financial instruments and financial markets play in a modern market economy. Knowledge of Economics and Finance is critical to an understanding of the way in which investors, private firms and governments use financial instruments and markets.

Quick Facts

Full-time: 4 years
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: 19,305 CAD per year
Location: Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada

Economics and Finance analyzes how financial instruments and markets can contribute to the well-being of all members of society. These instruments and markets allow consumers to invest in private firms, entrepreneurs to expand their businesses, and public officials to manage their debt. Economics and Finance also studies how best to manage and regulate these markets in order to ensure they operate for the benefit of all stakeholders in the economy.

You will learn how financial instruments and financial markets are used by consumers, investors, managers and governments to spread and manage risk in order to further their objectives. To help you understand these issues, you will study economics, business theory and policy, including accounting and marketing, as well as related subjects. Topics such as the role and operation of modern financial instruments, for example options, futures and derivatives, will also be studied.

Career Possibilities

Economics and Finance graduates are inclined to work in business, government, banking, or international organizations. Economics and Finance is highly recommended for students interested in careers as Financial Advisors, Financial Analysts, or Chief Financial Officers.

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What our students say

“The Economics program was instrumental in helping me prepare for my graduate work and career. I utilize the knowledge and analytical skills that I acquired through the program on a daily basis.”

Gavin Kaisaris, BA (Honours), Economics, who went on to complete an MA at Carleton University, and now works as a Policy Analyst at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business