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.
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.
•ECON 525Mathematics for Advanced Study in Economics (3.00)
•ECON 530Transportation Economics (3.00)
•ECON 532Monetary Theory (3.00)
•ECON 533Financial Economics (3.00)
•ECON 536The Economics of Taxation (3.00)
•ECON 537Economics of Public Expenditure (3.00)
•ECON 540Market Design (3.00)
•ECON 542International Economics: Trade Theory (3.00)
•ECON 543International Economics: Finance (3.00)
•ECON 550Economic History (3.00)
•ECON 561Industrial Organization (3.00)
•ECON 562The Corporate Economy (3.00)
•ECON 563Economics of Regulation (3.00)
•ECON 564Game Theory, Information, and Economic Modelling (3.00)
•ECON 565The Economics of Professional Sport (3.00)
•ECON 581Labour Economics (3.00)
•ECON 582Economics of Personnel and Industrial Relations (3.00)
•ECON 583Employment, Earnings and Labour Market Policies (3.00)
•ECON 585Health Economics (3.00)
•ECON 591Environmental Economics (3.00)
•ECON 593Regional Economics (3.00)
•ECON 595Economics of Transportation and Communications (3.00)
•ECON 596Natural Resource Economics (3.00)
•ECON 597Income Distribution and Economic Inequality (3.00)
•ECON 598Advanced Topics in Economics (3.00)
Economics Graduate Diploma Class B Courses
All 600-level courses listed in the Economics Courses section of the Calendar.
Economics Graduate Diploma Class C Courses (6 credits)
All courses listed in the Finance, Management, Marketing, and Administration MSc (MSCA) Courses section of the Calendar with prior permission of the Department of Economics and the John Molson School of Business. No more than six credits may be taken from this list.
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