MA in Economics

University of Guelph

Program Description

MA in Economics

University of Guelph

Join a welcoming and collaborative campus community and learn from internationally-recognized researchers in the Master of Arts in Economics program at the University of Guelph. This one-year advanced program, which also offers a finance specialization, will extend your economics knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and prepare you for a variety of roles within the public and private sectors, as well as further education at the Ph.D. level.

Economics and finance faculty at Guelph have a long-established reputation for delivering quality education and research and are currently ranked in the top 5% in the world for research output in economics, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).

Program timeline

The MA in Economics is a one-year program. During the first two semesters, you will complete four-course credits. In the final semester, you will complete a supervised one-on-one summer research project. If you are specializing in finance, you will have the option to do an academic research project or a placement at a financial research firm.

Course topics

Students in the MA in Economics program gain exposure specialized course topics that help inform their research.

  • Econometric Methods
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • International Finance (Finance Specialization)
  • Money and Banking (Finance Specialization)

Career Paths

Graduates of the MA in Economics program can be found in a range of organizations across Canada and around the world.

  • International Monetary Fund, World Bank
  • Statistics Canada
  • Federal Privy Council Office
  • Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal
  • Ontario Ministry of Finance
  • Hydro Québec
  • Ontario Securities Commission
  • Informetrica

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (4-year program or equivalent)
  • Minimum B+ average
  • Background in economic theory and econometrics
  • Proof of English proficiency

Application deadline is February 1.

Cost & Fees

Graduate Fees

All questions regarding accounts, tuition, and fees should be directed to Student Financial Services.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 26, 2018
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1 year
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Canada - Guelph, Ontario
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