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MA in Economics: Co-op program

Gain a competitive edge through experiential learning!

After graduation, the challenge of finding a job at the same time as thousands of other new graduates begins. Co-op alumni tend to find jobs faster than other students and at higher salaries. How? With the help of Concordia's Institute for Co-operative Education, they have already sharpened their job search; résumé and cover letter writing; networking; and interview skills while studying. They also have between 4 and 8 months of relevant paid work experience to put on their résumé! This also allows Co-op students to orient their career in the right direction by letting them into the workforce before they graduate.

Joining the Co-op program is a career building opportunity.

Please note that applications for the Summer 2021 term are now closed. Forms sent after May 14 will be reviewed in August 2021.


The Department of Economics is the only Arts and Science unit offering the Co-op option to its MA students. As a member of the MA Co-op program, you must remember the following characteristics of the program:

  1. MA students must complete a single internship, from 4 to 8 months;
  2. MA student do not have to register for a minimum number of credits in a study term, including summer; 
  3. Leaves of absence are not permitted without the permission of the Co-op Academic Director.

You have been invited to join the Institute for Co-operative Education's program? Congratulations! If you are a new student at Concordia, read your admission letter carefully; it contains information on the steps required to accept this offer. If you are a current student, please read the email you have received for the next steps. 

You will be invited to meet with the Co-Op Academic Director to confirm your work/study sequence. You need to become actively involved in the program two semesters prior to the scheduled internship.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns: the Economics Co-Op Academic Director, the Co-Op Coordinator, and the Economics Internships and EL Coordinator are all there to support you. Welcome aboard!


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