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Why Study Economics?
- It develops the critical and analytical skills for understanding economic problems and institutions.
- It provides an academic background which enables students to succeed in positions in industry and government and to pursue further study at the graduate level.
- Economists provide valuable assistance in analyzing and interpreting the impact of the business cycle, government policies and international developments on consumer demand, prices, costs and competitive pressures, and financial conditions.
WHY CHOOSE GUELPH?
Our students list many reasons for their choice to study and learn at Guelph. Some say the deciding factor is the high quality of our academic programs, or the unique choice of academic specializations that are offered. Others list the high level of accessibility to faculty and research opportunities.
Read about our Alumni's experiences at Guelph.
Guelph students have the highest graduation rate among Canadian comprehensive universities (at 89%), 5% higher than the national average.
Our students have access to a collection of discussion papers, journals and government publications, as well as a local area computer network. The Department employs a full-time computer coordinator who supports faculty and graduate students in their software and hardware needs. The MacKinnon Building contains a computer lab exclusively for use by graduate students.
The Department has a full program of weekly Visiting Speaker Series seminars by visiting speakers. In addition there are internal lunchtime (brownbag) workshops in which faculty and graduate students present results of their research work. Our faculty are world-renowned and active researchers.
Graduates in Economics have gone on to careers in areas such as:
- financial consulting
- medical associations