The Graduate Diploma in Economics provides a general overview of macroeconomic, microeconomic, and econometric theories and methods. Course materials and resources are designed for students who want to pursue their studies at more advanced levels and for working professionals interested in economics as a secondary field. Economists recognize that today’s policy makers and business leaders require deep knowledge of economic applications and policies. Now more than ever, we need critical minds with a broad foundation in the field to study the trade-offs between growth and pollution, public and private medical services, and many other pressing issues that affect our daily lives. In addition to numerous theoretical and applied research interests in economics, our professors are engaged in various multidisciplinary projects - contributing to publications in statistics, sociology, and medical research, as well as in government policy reports and media opinion pieces.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.
6 credits – Core Courses
ECON 501 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)
ECON 503 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)
6 credits minimum – Class B Courses
All 600-level courses offered in the Department of Economics.
18 credits maximum – Class A and/or B and/or C Courses
ECON 509 - History of Early Economic Thought (3 credits)
ECON 510 - History of Modern Economic Thought (3 credits)
ECON 513 - Economic Growth and Fluctuations (3 credits)
ECON 514 - Economic Development: Policy Analysis (3 credits)
ECON 521 - Econometrics I (3 credits)
ECON 522 - Econometrics II (3 credits)
ECON 523 - Topics in Applied Econometrics (3 credits)
ECON 525 - Mathematics for Advanced Study in Economics (3 credits)
ECON 530 - Transportation Economics (3 credits)
ECON 532 - Monetary Theory (3 credits)
ECON 533 - Financial Economics (3 credits)
ECON 536 - The Economics of Taxation (3 credits)
ECON 537 - Economics of Public Expenditure (3 credits)
ECON 540 - Market Design (3 credits)
ECON 542 - International Economics: Trade Theory (3 credits)
ECON 543 - International Economics: Finance (3 credits)
ECON 550 - Economic History (3 credits)
ECON 561 - Industrial Organization (3 credits)
ECON 562 - The Corporate Economy (3 credits)
ECON 563 - Economics of Regulation (3 credits)
ECON 564 - Game Theory, Information, and Economic Modelling (3 credits)
ECON 565 - The Economics of Professional Sport (3 credits)
ECON 581 - Labour Economics (3 credits)
ECON 582 - Economics of Personnel and Industrial Relations (3 credits)
ECON 583 - Employment, Earnings and Labour Market Policies (3 credits)
ECON 585 - Health Economics (3 credits)
ECON 591 - Environmental Economics (3 credits)
ECON 593 - Regional Economics (3 credits)
ECON 595 - Economics of Transportation and Communications (3 credits)
ECON 596 - Natural Resource Economics (3 credits)
ECON 597 - Income Distribution and Economic Inequality (3 credits)
ECON 598 - Advanced Topics in Economics (3 credits)
All 600-level courses offered in the Department of Economics. Course descriptions are listed under the MA in Economics
All MSCA courses offered in the John Molson School of Business, with prior permission of the Department of Economics and the John Molson School of Business.
No more than six credits may be taken from Class C.
Undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or the equivalent.
Sufficient credits in economics and basic statistical and mathematical methods to cope with graduate-level courses in economics.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
In exceptional cases, and at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director, an applicant who has not yet satisfied this Arts and Science prerequisite may be admitted, providing that the missing courses are included in the student's program in addition to the normal course requirements for the diploma.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.