Master of Arts in Economics and Finance (Course based)

The Master of Arts in Economics trains students for employment as economists or for advanced study at the doctoral level. This program is typically completed in 2 years.

Academic Requirements:

  • Equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in Economics with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 on the University of Alberta 4-point grading scale in the last 2 years (60 credits) of full time study.
  • The undergraduate degree should include advanced courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics as well as introductory course work in calculus and statistics.
  • International students may refer to the Minimum Academic Requirements by Country to determine eligibility. 
Students in the Master of Arts in Economics and Finance are required to take 14 courses which will consist of the following:
  • ECON 503 - MA Microeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 581 - MA Macroeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 598 - Econometric Theory and Applications
  • ECON 599 - Applied Econometrics
  • ECON 999 - Directed Research Project
  • FIN 501
  • ACCTG 501
  • 3 Graduate Level (500/600) FIN Courses
  • 4 Graduate Level (500/600) ECON elective courses

Students who wish to be considered for either MA program are to submit only one application and select the Economics and Finance specialization. The Application Review Committee will determine which program to offer admission to. Decisions of the Application Review Committee are final.

Please refer to the Application Process section for information regarding other requirements and to apply.