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Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.

The Master of Arts in Business Economics (MABE) degree will equip you to pursue a career as a professional economist in either the public or private sector, or to continue with further graduate studies in economics. The program will provide you with a strong background in economics, quantitative methods and applied research.

The MABE program also offers students the flexibility to choose some electives from the MBA, International Public Policy and Master of Finance programs.

The program is offered in two streams:

Master of Arts in Business Economics (Full-Time)

Three terms (12 months) in total.

Term 1 (Fall)

  • EC620: Microeconomics
  • EC640: Macroeconomics
  • EC655: Econometrics

Term 2 (Winter)

  • EC665: Forecasting, Time Series Analysis and Survey Design
  • Two electives

Term 3 (Spring)

  • EC681: Major Research Paper (1.0 credit)
  • One elective

At least one of the electives must be an Economics graduate-level course.

Master of Arts in Business Economics with Co-op (Full-Time)

Four or five total terms (16 to 20 months), including three academic terms, and either one or two paid, four-month co-op work terms.

Note: Since at least one of the selected electives must be an Economics graduate elective, and since Economics graduate electives are not available in the Fall term, it is highly recommended that Co-op students take their Economics elective in Term 2 (Winter), to ensure they fulfill the program requirements.