Business and Society

Are you intrigued by recent financial and economic developments and how law, media, social change and the recent calls for more pronounced ethical business shape today's socio-economic realities? Do you want to better understand the influence of business on society and that of society on business through economic, political and social viewpoints? Whether you are looking for a field that will prepare you for a career straight after school or see it as a stepping stone towards further education (graduate school, law school, professional qualifications or an MBA), majoring in Business and Society can open up a variety of doors. In addition, York students in their third year of the Business and Society program may be eligible to participate in the Business & Public Administration Internship Program (BPAIP).

Career Options in Business and Society

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Business and Society degree than others.

  • Author
  • Banker
  • Brand Strategist
  • Charity Administrator
  • Communications Consultant
  • Economic Policy Advisor
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Green Business Developer
  • Health Administrator
  • International Aid Worker
  • Investment Advisor
  • Investment Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Political Advisor
  • Population Analyst
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Social Service Worker
  • Speech Writer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.