Master of Applied Economics (MAE)

The Sobey Master of Applied Economics (MAE) program provides you with the skills you need to apply the tools of economic analysis to real-world issues in both public and business sectors. For a full time student, the program takes 12 months to complete, and with a part-time option, it is flexible enough to meet the needs of working professionals.

  • The MAE emphasizes the application of economic theory and econometric analysis to practical issues relevant to a range of fields, including: public economics; natural resources and environment; monetary systems; business finance; international trade.
  • The Sobey MAE’s focus on policy issues distinguishes it from a traditional, more theoretical Master’s program in economics.

Applicants will possess, at a minimum, a 4-year Bachelor’s degree, with a cumulative GPA equivalent to an average grade of at least “B”, including (normally):

  • At least one undergraduate course in Statistics at an intermediate level (preferably econometrics),
  • Intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, and
  • Economic theory at an advanced (fourth-year) level

The Sobey School of Business accelerates success by engaging our students with active learning and connecting with the business community. Your classmates will bring international perspectives from around the world--50% of our students come to Canada to learn with us. You will enjoy opportunities to research, collaborate and mobilize knowledge. Responsible management, encompassing ethics and sustainability, is important to us, which is why the Sobey School has signed the UN's Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). We are accredited by the AACSB, a distinction held by only 5% of the world's business schools.

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