Interest rates, budget deficits, social services, taxes and sustainable economic growth: economic problems sit at the forefront of public debates. As an economist, your work informs business leaders and policy makers who must make decisions with lasting consequences.
You tackle real-world challenges. Your tools — economic theory and econometrics — rely on a sound knowledge of statistics, mathematics, as well as your keen analytical and communications abilities.
We provide a collegial environment to become an economist. You’ll receive tutorial support in key areas and personal attention from senior faculty. You may focus on any aspect of economics or acquire a broad background in the discipline.
As an honours or specialization student, you’ll benefit from a wide array of advanced applied economics courses, an active research department and a Co-operative education program.
Our grads compete effectively in the job market. Financial analysis, banking and the public sector all seek out economics graduates, while many other alumni enter graduate programs at leading universities.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
The program is built around core economic theory and econometric courses, including advanced courses for honours and specialization students and a wide range of electives that examine issues such as international policies, competition regulations, environmental challenges and financial analyses.
The Co-op program gives academically strong students a chance to complete paid work terms and gain practical experience in their field. Placements range from provincial and federal government departments to companies in insurance, banking and telecommunications. Co-op work terms make it possible for you to do:
Quantitative and qualitative analyses
Econometric analyses and interpretation of survey data
Entry to the program requires an interview and a high level of academic performance.