BA, International Economics & Finance

International trade drives Canada's economy. That means companies must compete - both locally and abroad - against foreign rivals. As a result, there is widespread need for economic and finance specialists who can make strategic business decisions and deliver an informed, global perspective.

International Economics and Finance is Canada's only undergraduate university program exclusively targeted to meet both these needs.

The program integrates finance into the curriculum, giving you the "street smarts" to translate the science of economics into bottom-line business decisions. You also learn to evaluate opportunities and risks related to cross-border investment flows by considering foreign social, cultural and political factors. You profit from a unique education that equips you with in-demand, competitive expertise.

For information on how to apply, consult Undergraduate Admissions.

For degree requirements, consult the Academic Calendar.

For information on internship, visit here.

Alumni Profiles

Marisa Grace, Class of 2012

While at Ryerson, Marisa worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economics, and completed her internship as an Accounting Clerk at The Old Mill Inn. Upon completing her degree, Marisa worked as a Fund Accountant at CIBC Mellon, and is currently working as an Analyst at Mercer, a leader in global consulting. Marisa is also the co-founder of DreamQii, a company focused on the research and development of multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), that specializes in robotic technologies and artificial intelligence.


Ray Charles (Chuck) Howard, Class of 2014

During his time in the program, Chuck worked as a Junior Fellow for Engineers Without Borders in Malawi, and as a research and analytics intern at BEworks, a global consulting firm specializing in applying behavioral economics to solving business and policy challenges. Chuck also served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economics at Ryerson and in the Rotman Behavioural Lab at the University of Toronto. A recipient of the 3M National Student Fellowship and the Ryerson Board of Governor’s Leadership Award and Medal, Chuck is currently completing his PhD in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.


Sopheap Lim, Class of 2005

Sopheap is currently a Financial Analyst at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, one of the largest pension funds in the world. While at Ryerson, Sopheap worked as both a Research Assistant and a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics, and completed her internship as a Pricing Analyst at Bank of Montreal. Sopheap has completed level 2 of the CFA program, and is also enrolled in the CPA program.


Brian Seong, Class of 2013

Brian is currently an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Energy Group at Citibank. Prior to graduation, Brian completed internships as a Data Analyst Intern at the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and as an Investment Banking Analyst Intern at Dundee Capital Markets. During his time at Ryerson, Brian also worked as a Research Assistant in both the Department of Economics and the Department of Finance, and served as an Associate in the Capital Markets Group.


Mengxi (Tom) Tang, Class of 2012

While at Ryerson, Tom worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economics, completed his internship as an Analytics Intern at Bell Mobility, and was awarded an International Business Scholarship from Export Development Canada. After graduating from the program, Tom completed his MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics. He is currently a Data Analyst at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, a global leader in cyber security, financial crime, and communications intelligence.>


Ghufran Tarin, Class of 2012

Ghufran is currently an Economist at the Ontario Ministry of Finance, where he also completed his internship. While at Ryerson, Ghufran was awarded the Dennis Mock Leadership Award from Ryerson and the Future Business Leaders Award from Export Development Canada, and was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship. After graduating from the program, Ghufran completed his MA in Economics at Queen's University, where he held a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

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