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Master of Arts with a specialization in Economics and Finance (Economics)

The MA in Economics and Finance, offered collaboratively with the Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis of the Faculty of Business is a course-based program requiring 42 units in coursework including a 3-unit independent research project.

Program Requirements

Elective courses (24 units):

  • one 3-unit graduate-level ACCTG course
  • four 3-unit graduate-level ECON courses
  • three 3-unit graduate-level FIN courses

Research Project (3 units):

  • ECON 999 (an independent research project).
    ECON 999 is taken in the spring term after all other required coursework has been successfully completed.

Residence Requirement

The course-based MA in Economics and MA in Economics and Finance has no minimum residence period and can be completed on a purely part-time basis.

Length of Program

The time required to complete MA with a specialization in Economics and Finance will vary according to the previous training of the applicant.

The MA in Economics and Finance requires a minimum of 22 months of full-time study to complete.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.