A concentration in Political Economy at Concordia equips students with the skills necessary to understand and analyze the major domestic and international challenges facing Canada today. In the first two years it gives students an understanding of key concepts in both the disciplines of political science and economics as well as the role of markets and governments in Canadian and global society. In the third year capstone seminar students confront the major, real world policy problems facing Canada, analyze them and look for solutions to them.
Students with an interest in international affairs also have the opportunity to participate in our campus Model UN Club which attends provincial and international conferences including the annual Intercollegiate Model UN Assembly held in Alberta each year.
Graduates of political economy have the opportunity to pursue professional studies and careers in law, education and journalism or take additional degrees at the graduate level in political science, economics or international affairs. The public service at the national, provincial or municipal level along with business and the non-profit sector also offer career options for graduates.