About Thompson Rivers University
At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.
Since 1970, TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student who comes to us — from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. We serve more than 25,000 students — on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, and via distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 50-plus Open Learning programs. Our students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment. And so do our students.
Use the power of game theory, financial tools and research to start a career with influence, and join an occupation needed by every industry. By using different economic tools, you’ll learn to see trends and patterns that can be turned into opportunities. Turn those discoveries into forecasts and recommendations that can help organizations make money, save money, move forward and even change the world. If you enjoy math or have strong math skills, you may be particularly well suited to the study of economics. This specialization involves the analysis and interpretation of data on a regional, national and international level.
Because economists search for ways to best use scarce resources, they can be found in:
Government, health care, law, natural resources, green industries, financial institutions, information and technology, product development, non-profits, think tanks, fitness and leisure, wellness, entertainment, education, agriculture, fashion, and more.
- Full Time