Economics and Finance Overview

In the first year of studies, economics and finance students receive a broad liberal arts education that provides a foundation for future studies. Second year provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of economic and statistical theory, as well as the opportunity to explore a number of options. Third and fourth year students explore a more specialized curriculum designed to bring students closer to the leading edge of current understanding in economics, finance, or financial economics. Many students take advantage of a unique opportunity provided by our Economics program to complete an undergraduate thesis based on an original research project guided by a faculty member. Students also have the option of pursuing internships, and the opportunity to study-abroad.  Through these experiences, students can stretch beyond mastery of individual course content to discover how each element of an applied project fits into the bigger picture. 

Class sizes are small and interactive, and the close-knit community at King’s enables faculty and students to establish strong and long-lasting mentorship-style relationships.  It is our goal in the department to help every student achieve their maximum potential, both in the workplace and in life.  By coming to King’s, students are joining an academic community of individuals who strive to make a difference not only in their chosen professions, but also in the communities in which they work and live.  We encourage you to find out more about the diverse program options and courses that we offer, and invite you to join us…it’s time to get connected!

Typical career paths for Economics and Finance graduates can include:
  • Government – Ministry of Finance,
  • Private Consulting
  • Chartered Accounting, tax specialist
  • Financial Services, mutual fund manager
  • Industry Analyst, forecasting
  • Law School
  • MBA programs