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Our graduates' quantitative skills and policy analysis skills are highly valued by both the public and private sector employers.

Many of our graduates hold dual degrees in areas such as mathematics, political science, computer sciences, labour studies and health sciences.

McMaster’s economics graduates work in all parts of Canada and around the world.

Recent graduates have taken positions in many areas of business, especially financial services. Among the public sector positions filled by McMaster economics graduates are those with the Bank of Canada, Finance Canada, and numerous other branches of federal and provincial governments.

Undergraduate Program

Many McMaster Economics undergraduate students have gone on to pursue graduate studies at many prestigious institutions in Canada, the United States and other countries.

Over the years we have sent students to just about every recognized University in North America, including the top economic schools in the world such as Harvard, MIT, Princeton, LSE and others. McMaster Economics graduates pursue many different types of graduate study including the M.A. in Economics, law school, and Master's degrees in Economic Policy, Business Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Health Administration, and Urban Planning.

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The B.A. Honours degree is required for some of these options and an advantage in all of them.

Post-graduate work in some graduate fields is possible with a B.A. degree but an Honours degree is increasingly presumed. A B.A. degree can also be very effectively combined with many one-year post-degree co-op programs (such as journalism, human resource management, and logistics, to name just three) at community colleges.

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Create a job-search strategy

The Department of Economics in conjunction with the Economics Society, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Office of Experiential Education offers a schedule of programs and informative workshops, and provides individualized assistance to help you prepare your resume, practice interviews, develop your career network, and create a job-search strategy.

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Fellowship, Scholarships and Awards

Economics students are eligible for more than fifteen Scholarships and Awards.

View a listing of our department scholarships and awards