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1 Economics and Finance Program Counselling Information Session February, 2012 Dr. Peter Ibbott Dr. J.D. Han Ms. Lydia Li

2 Economics Honors Specialization Economics Major Economics Finance Specialization in Financial Economics Minor Economics Finance

3 Finance and Economics Programs BA Honours (Four Year) BA Honours Specialization - Economics BA Honours Double Major – Major in Finance and a Major in Economics BA Honours Double Major – Major in Economics and a Major in another Liberal Arts or Social Science BA Honours Double Major – Major in Finance and a Major in another Liberal Arts or Social Science BA Specialization (Four Year) BA - Specialization in Financial Economics

4 Finance and Economics Programs BA (Three Year or Four Year) BA - Major in Economics BA - Major in Finance BA - Minor in Economics and a Minor Finance BA - Minor in Economics and Minor in another Liberal Arts or Social Science BA - Minor in Finance and Minor in another Liberal Arts or Social Science

5 Finance and Economics Programs Information and Resources: For additional information on our programs, program checklists, etc. see Noteworthy  Excel Workshop (Sep-April)  Math Tutorial Center (Sep-April)  Economics Tutorial Center (Sep-April)  Graduate School Info Session (October)  Career Day (January or February) EBM Welcome/Farewell Lunch (February, April)

6 Finance and Economics Programs Why Study Economics? Economics is a gateway to interesting careers. – Business, Law, Finance and Banking, Consulting, and Public Service Our Graduates are very highly paid. – Economics is the most lucrative undergraduate degree after medicine. Our graduates are paid to get advanced degrees. – Over 70% of our graduates in Honours Economics go to graduate school in Economics – Scholarship and other financial support usually is from $12,000 to $30,000

7 Finance and Economics Programs Our students have met with significant success, and can be found in: Government – Our graduates serve as economists with the Public Service of Canada in the Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Canada, Treasury Board, Industry Canada, and the Competition Bureau. Others serve with as Public Servants in China, Greece, Britain and other countries. Consulting – Our graduates serve as economists with private consulting firms, advising clients on executive compensation, financial planning, and other areas. Law – Our graduates have gone to Law School, been called to the Bar and are now practising Law in a number of different fields. Senior Management – Our graduates have worked as managers and then attended Masters of Business Administration programs that have prepared them for careers in Investment Banking, Accounting and Tax Consulting and have moved on to positions as senior executives. Financial Services and Banking – Our graduates have proceeded into careers in retail banking, insurance, the financial services industry. Several have worked towards become Chartered Financial Analysts and manage pension funds and mutual funds.

8 Undergraduate Major Starting Median Salary Mid-Career Median Salary Accounting$46,000.00$77, Business Management$43,000.00$72, Economics$50,100.00$98, Finance$47,900.00$88, History$39,200.00$71, Industrial Engineering$57,700.00$94, Information Technology (IT)$49,100.00$74, International Relations$40,900.00$80, Management Information Systems (MIS)$49,200.00$82, Marketing$40,800.00$79, Math$45,400.00$92, Mechanical Engineering$57,900.00$93, Political Science$40,800.00$78, Psychology$35,900.00$60, Sociology$36,500.00$58, Source: PayScale, Inc. reported starting salaries and earnings at mid-career about 15 years after the BA for many college majors in The earnings are for those who hold only a baccalaureate degree.

9 Finance and Economics Programs 2011 Graduating Class USC, MA Economics University of York (Britain) MA Economics University of Toronto, MA Economics McGill University, Law School, (Scholarship) LSE, MSc Economics Simon Fraser, MA Economics ($19,000 + TA) Victoria, MA Economics Simon Fraser, MA Economics ($10,000 + TA) Kings Registrar office, currently working with an NGO in Bangladesh NYU, MA Economics Guelph, MA Economics Guelph, MA Economics ($10,000 scholarship) NYU, Stern School of Business, Internship at Morgan Chase DUFE, MA Working UBC, MA Economics YORK University, Schulich School of Business, MSc Financial Economics

10 Finance and Economics Programs 2010 Graduating Class Guelph University, MA Economics TD Bank Financial Group, Visa CSO University of Toronto, MA Economics Dalhousie University, MA Economics UBC, MA Economics McGill University, MA Economics University of Toronto, MA Economics Cornell University, MSc Financial Engineering University of Washington, MA Real Estate LSE, MSc Economic History Brock, MA Business Economics George Mason University, MA Economics

11 Finance and Economics Programs 2009 Graduating Class Entrepreneur in London Manager Marketing Manager with Red Bull Canada University of Waterloo, MA Economics University of Victoria, MA Economics UWO, MSc Financial Mathematics; Bank of Canada Simon Fraser, MA Economics Working Working in China University of Waterloo, MA Economics UBC, MA Economics; UBC PhD Economics UBC, MA Economics Uppsala University (Sweden): MA Economics

12 Finance and Economics Programs Dan Montenara BA (Honours Economics), King’s (2006) MA (Economics), Queen’s (2007) PhD (Economics), UWO Professor Georgia State Business School Fan (Violet) Zhang BA (Honours Economics), King’s (2008) MA (Economics), UBC (2009) PhD (Economics), Victoria (3 rd year) Yawen (Emma) Liang BA (Honours Economics), King’s (2009) MA (Economics), UBC (2009) PhD (Economics), UBC (3 rd year) Haiyun (Kevin) Chen BA (Honours Economics), King’s (2008) MA (Economics), McMaster (2008) PhD (Economics), Simon Fraser (3 rd yr) Notable Recent Graduates

13 Finance and Economics Programs Hongyang Wong BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2011) MSc. Finance, NYU Stern School of Business (2012) Internship with Morgan Chase in New York Xuan BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2010) MSc. Financial Engineering, Cornell University (2011) Internship in Investment Banking in New York and Hong Kong Chenshuang Zhuang BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2011) MSc. Finance, Schulich School of Business NYU (2012) Philo Liu BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2009) MSc., Mathematical Finance Bank of Canada (2010-Present) Notable Recent Graduates

14 Finance and Economics Programs Dilraj Sandhu BA (Honours Economics), King’s (2006) LLB, Calgary (2009) Called to the Ontario Bar (2010) MacMillan, Rooke Boeckle/Will Barristers LLP Tyler Goettl BA (Honours Economics) King’s (2011) LLB, McGill (1 st Year) Full Scholarship Notable Recent Graduates

15 SAM J. TYLER Associate, International Corporate Tax Education: Sam received an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1997 from the University of Western Ontario (King’s College) graduating with distinction. He then attended the University of Western Ontario Law School, where he was a co-winner of the Stikeman, Elliot LLP/Carswell National Tax Scholarship. He received his LL.B. (Area of Concentration: Taxation) in Sam was called to the Ontario Bar in Sam has also completed the CICA In-Depth Program Professional experience: Sam is an associate in Moskowitz & Meredith LLP and practises out of the Toronto office, primarily in the corporate and international tax areas. Publications and speeches: Sam has written in the area of taxation and has published articles in various publications, such as CCH’s International Tax publication, Tax Notes International and the Ontario Bar Association Taxation Law Newsletter.

16 Finance and Economics Programs Parul Gandhi BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2006) MA, Economics, Queen’s (2007) Economist, Treasury Board Brian Vera BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2006) MA, Business Economics, Laurier (2007) Financial Analyst, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Notable Recent Graduates

17 Finance and Economics Programs Thuc Nguyen BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2006) Financial Analyst, Good Life Fitness Project Coordinator, St. Joseph Health System Brian Vera BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2006) MA, Business Economics, Laurier (2007) Financial Analyst, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Christin McMahon BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2006) Employment with Microsoft Canada ( ) MA, Economics, Queen’s (2008) Competition Bureau of Canada ( ) Notable Recent Graduates

18 Finance and Economics Programs Caitlin Walsh, MBA BA, Honours Economics, King’s (2006) Employment ( ) – Strategic Relationship Manager at Cathay Forest Products – Senior Consultant - Contract basis at CamelotCamelot MBA, Cass Business School, UK (2011)

19 Economics and Finance Highlights of Past Events EBM Career Day (Jan 31, 2012) Graduate school Application Info Session (Dec 20, 2011) Student 2 Business (Jan 26, 2011) Future Events Info Session on Graduate School Job Interview Skills Economics Club Money Ball Bowling

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26 Economics and Finance Inquiries on courses and programs in Finance and Economics should be directed to: Dr. J.D. Han (Chair of EBM Department ) Ms. Lydia Li (Academic Program Assistant,

27 Economics and Finance Questions?


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