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If you were not eligible for your preferred program, you may have received an alternate offer of admission to Economics. This page contains important information about your options and next steps, including a frequently asked questions section below.
We recognize your academic achievement and there's a place here for you at Laurier. That's why we've offered you admission to the Honours Economics program in our renowned Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.
Economics is about building policies that can improve the way the world works. You'll study the economics of businesses and homes, all the way to evaluating entire economies and industries. You'll be prepared to go on to graduate school or employment in economics, business, law, public administration and other industries.
Laurier also offers an Economics and Accounting program, and an Economics and Financial Management program. If you receive an alternative offer in Economics and are interested in either of these programs, you can reach out to Service Laurier to request to be switched to one of them.
Pursuing Economics and Accounting puts you on the fast track to obtaining your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, while giving you a well-rounded knowledge of economics and public policy, from the individual to government level.
If you want to work in investment banking or finance, consider taking the Economics and Financial Management program. This program lets you take a deep dive into understanding, and learning how to influence, the public policies and cultural precedents that drive financial markets and impact what goes into a sound investment decision.
Supplement your studies in Economics, Economics and Financial Management or Economics and Accounting by adding a minor, an option, or even a double major in a complementary topic. One of the most popular opportunities is our Management Option where you'll gain professional and technical skills by studying the core principles of the business world.
Gain valuable paid work experience and apply for co-op after you begin your studies at Laurier. With co-op, you’ll develop skills and gain real-world experience before you graduate, giving you a head start on building your career.
You have received an offer to Economics at our Waterloo campus as a starting point. This means that you won’t receive another offer of admission automatically from us.
Accept your offer to Economics on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre website by the confirmation deadline listed on your offer of admission.
For instructions, see our Accept Your Offer page.
There are a number of resources to help you register for courses. You should familiarize yourself with course registration dates and deadlines listed on the admitted students checklist.
An online resource that guides you through the course registration process.
Registration webinars guide you through the process of reviewing your program requirements, evaluating your elective options and developing a class schedule that works for you.
There is a faculty-specific webinar for the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics in early June each year. You can ask questions about course registration during the webinar in real time. Past webinar recordings are available for download.
Laurier 101 is a program designed to make the transition to university life easier for our incoming students.
Academic advisors are support staff at the university who can help ensure you meet the requirements to obtain your degree. They are great resources for discussing your academic and career goals. You should meet with an academic advisor at least once a year while a student.
Absolutely! Laurier is an accredited institution with CPA Ontario. The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) qualification process combines academic study, professional education and practical work experience to set you up for success as a CPA. Learn more about the CPA Designation Pathway.
Laurier also offers a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics’ Graduate Diploma in Accounting provides a structured and comprehensive path for those working toward the CPA designation.
Learn more about how our Economics program can help you become an accountant.
If you would like to discuss your options with us further, call the Recruitment and Admissions office at 519.884.0710 x3385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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