As an economist, you will delve deeply into the world of numbers to provide analysis that will help propel your organization forward, whether you're working for Bombardier or the World Bank. Harnessing the power of statistics and mathematics to tackle economic problems such as interest and tax rates, budget deficits, and sustainable growth, you will be in a position to grapple with challenges that stand to have real-world stakes and impact.
As you acquire the expertise to use the tools of econometrics and economic theory, you may choose to focus on any aspect of economics or acquire a broad background in the discipline. You will also have the option of completing a series of paid internships through the Co-op program, putting you in a position to be job-market ready upon graduation.
Courses that apply economic theories to life through current global issues
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.
For more information please contact Émilie Martel, Program Coordinator, Internships and Experiential Learning.
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Honours programs: Students applying directly to an honours program should list it as their first choice. If not admitted to honours, they will automatically be considered for the next highest program (i.e. specialization or major).
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.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
According to the Quebec Government’s 2017 Relance inventory, about 37% of Quebec’s BA in Economics graduates move on to graduate programs at leading universities. For students joining the workforce, our program opens up many career paths for you in public and private industries, including:
At the John Molson School of Business, our economics major is applied. Because we look at the world though a business lens, you don’t just analyze data to discover how society, politics and the environment interacts with business, you also develop business strategies and organizational tactics to tackle economic problems big and small.