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November 23, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Economics (MA)

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Dr. Maria Gallego, Program Coordinator
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The Master of Arts in Business Economics (MABE) program applies economic principles to business problems, strategic planning, international trade and finance and the problems of macroeconomic policy making. This degree is especially attractive to those wishing to prepare themselves for careers as professional economists in the private or public sectors. Graduates may pursue careers specializing in economic forecasting, economic policy analysis, industry and market studies, financial markets and institutions, strategic planning and public policy.

Program Details

Duration of Program
12 months with 4 to 8 months co-op possibilities
Program Options
courses with MRP
For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

Minimum Standing
Two intermediate courses in microeconomics, two intermediate macroeconomics courses, one statistics course and one econometrics course


Application Deadline

Start Date
Application Due
September January 15 for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full.


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $13,000

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Consult the academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.