Program overview

Program requirements

Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs are offered by the University of Ottawa. 

Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. 

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification

Occupations related to this program

Corporate sales managers

  • Trade expansion manager

Conference and event planners

  • Conference organizer
  • Convention planner
  • Festival organizer
  • Trade show organizer
  • Special events organizer

Program officers unique to government

  • Foreign service officer

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

  • Economic development consultant
  • International development and assistance researcher
  • Marketing analyst

Government managers economic analysis, policy development and program administration

  • Business developement director
  • Economic development director
  • Export programs manager
  • Tourism development manager

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Employment standards specialist
  • International relations specialist

Professional occupations in business management consulting

  • Management analyst
  • Management consultant
  • ISO consultant

Senior manager financial, communications and other business services

Senior manager health, education, social and community services and membership associations

Senior manager trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

Senior manager construction, transportation, production and utilities

University professors and lecturers

  • Department head
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
  • Visiting scholar

Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service - CSIS
  • Export Development Canada - EDC
  • Global Affairs 
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Canadian Tire
  • Labatt
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Magna International
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Bombardier
  • Cascades
  • Desjardins
  • Québec City Convention Centre
  • The Dufresne Group
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Scotiabank
  • Suncor Energy
  • Husky Energy
  • Vancouver Convention Centre

Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.

Professional organizations

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source information.

  • Canadian Institute of Management
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Financial Executives International
  • Investment Funds Institute of Canada
  • Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec

Date modified: 2022-08-22