Master of Applied Economics

Saint Mary's University

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

Master of Applied Economics

Saint Mary's University

Why this program is for you

The Sobey School of Business’ Master of Applied Economics (MAE) program is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. This twelve-month program provides you with the skills you need to apply the tools of economic analysis to real-world issues in both public and business sectors. With a part-time option, it is flexible enough to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to attend part-time.

The Benefits

  • The MAE emphasizes the application of economic theory and econometric analysis to practical issues relevant to a range of fields, including: public economics; natural resources and environment; monetary systems; business finance; international trade.
  • The Sobey MAE’s focus on policy issues distinguishes it from a traditional, more theoretical Master’s program in economics.

The Sobey School of Business is one of the most highly-respected business schools in Canada. We attract independent thinkers who value collaboration, and we offer programs recognized with the prestigious AACSB accreditation — the highest standard of business education worldwide. Only 5% of business schools have been awarded AACSB accreditation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants will possess, at a minimum, a 4-year Bachelor’s degree, with a cumulative GPA equivalent to an average grade of at least “B”, including (normally):

  • At least one undergraduate course in Statistics at an intermediate level (preferably econometrics),
  • Intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, and
  • Economic theory at an advanced (fourth-year) level

Program Overview

The Master of Applied Economics (MAE) emphasizes the application of economic theory and econometric analysis to practical issues relevant to a range of fields, including:

  • Public economics
  • Labour economics
  • Natural resources and environment
  • Monetary systems
  • Development
  • Business finance
  • International trade

The first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the Sobey MAE’s focus on policy issues distinguishes it from a traditional, more theoretical Master’s program in economics.

The Master of Applied Economics is a 12-month program, but is flexible to meet your needs. As a working professional, you may wish to attend part-time.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete

  • 12 credit hours of required courses
  • A major research paper (3 credit hours)
  • 9 credit hours of electives

Electives will build on the Department’s applied research strength in wider areas such as human resources, immigration, gender, and cooperatives management.

Required credits (3 credit hours each):

  • Applied Microeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Econometric Modelling and Forecasting
  • Seminar in Applied Economics Research
  • A major research paper

In addition, students must complete 3 electives taken from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Economic Development and Policy
  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • International Trade and Commercial Policy
  • Industrial Organization and Applied Game Theory
  • Economics of the Public Sector
  • Economics of Human Resources and Migration: Issues and Policies
  • Social Policy: Economic Analysis and Issues
  • Economics of Cooperatives and Non-Profit Firms
  • Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment

Admissions

Academic

Applicants will possess, at a minimum, a 4-year Bachelor’s degree, with a cumulative GPA equivalent to an average grade of at least “B”, including (normally):

  • At least one undergraduate course in Statistics at an intermediate level (preferably econometrics),
  • Intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, and
  • Economic theory at an advanced (fourth-year) level

Language Requirements

Students whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

  • A score of at least 90 on the internet-based (iBt) TOEFL with no band below 20, or
  • An IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no band below 6
  • is required. TOEFL/IELTS scores must be less than 2 years old.

Deadlines

The deadline for applicants requesting funding is February 1. The application deadline for this program is April 1.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Letter of Intent: Please expand on your areas of interest in a letter of intent, between 1-2 pages, that briefly states your specific interests, and how you expect the program to further your career goals
  • A sample of previous writing (10-15 pages in length)
  • Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended
  • 3 letters of reference
  • An up-to-date CV

Faculty

The Sobey School of Business, at Saint Mary’s University, offers a world-class faculty with extensive teaching experience and a strong record of policy-oriented research. Faculty research is particularly focused on the areas of human resources (including immigration, gender and social policy), international economic relations (including capital flows, trade and development), natural resources management and public sector economics.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 19, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
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12 months
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20,000 USD
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