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 completed forms will be accepted until August 31, 2022 for Fall entry into Co-op. Forms sent between May 1, 2022 and August 30, 2022 will be reviewed in September 2022.


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!


A Distinguished Co-Op Alumna: Nichola Dyer

Nichola Dyer, an Economics Co-Op alumna from 1985, works as a program manager at the World Bank, where she has worked for the past 25 years.

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