Those pursuing a career in Economics should enjoy working with numbers and dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information as they attempt to understand and provide solutions to problems. They should also be effective communicators and work well with people. Economists must be prepared to take on challenges and be able to adapt to a constantly changing and dynamic business environment.
The skillset of an Economics graduate is highly sought after by employers, in the public and private sectors. In recent years, students have secured positions in economic analysis and appraisal with a range of government and other public sector organisations, specialist careers in banking and investment appraisal, as well as more generalist positions in economic consulting.
Typical career destinations of graduates include:
- Economic Consulting
- Managers and Administrators in areas such as market research, advertising, sales and personnel
- Education, health or government departments
Graduate employers include PwC, EY, KPMG, Deloitte, BDO, Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland, First Trust, Northern Ireland Civil Service, Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, BBC, National Trust.
- BSc Economics
- BSc Economics with Finance
- BSc Economics with French
- BSc Economics with Spanish
- BSc Economics and Accounting
- BSc Business Economics
- BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics