Mathematics for Commerce

Have you always been fascinated by the incredible importance of mathematics and mathematical concepts and models in today’s business and financial world? Do you want to turn your love of mathematics and your passion for business or entrepreneurship into an exciting career? Studying Mathematics for Commerce within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will give you the tools necessary to do just that. By following one of this degree’s two stream options (Actuarial or Operations Research), you can hone in on what interests you most and prepare yourself for a great variety of careers following graduation.

Career Options in Mathematics for Commerce

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Mathematics for Commerce. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Mathematics for Commerce degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Mathematics for Commerce than others.

  • Actuary
  • Blogger
  • Banking Software Engineer
  • Broker
  • Business Advisor
  • Commodities Trader
  • Corporate Strategist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Crimes Investigator
  • Financial Mediator
  • Financial Policy Advisor
  • Financial Risk Analyst
  • Government Agency Worker
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Insurance Product Developer
  • International Security Analyst
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Product Developer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aide
  • Magazine Contributor
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Professor
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Statistician
  • System Operations Researcher
  • Trade Policy Analyst

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.