Program Overview

The Master of Applied Economics (MAE) emphasizes the application of economic theory and econometric analysis to practical issues relevant to a range of fields, including:

  • Public economics
  • Labour economics
  • Natural resources and environment
  • Monetary systems
  • Development
  • Business finance
  • International trade

The first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the Sobey MAE’s focus on policy issues distinguishes it from a traditional, more theoretical Master’s program in economics.

The Master of Applied Economics is a 12-month program, but is flexible to meet your needs. As a working professional, you may wish to attend part-time.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete

  • 12 credit hours of required courses
  • A major research paper (3 credit hours)
  • 9 credit hours of electives

Electives will build on the Department’s applied research strength in wider areas such as human resources, immigration, gender, and cooperatives management.

Required credits (3 credit hours each):

  • Applied Microeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Econometric Modelling and Forecasting
  • Seminar in Applied Economics Research
  • A major research paper

In addition, students must complete 3 electives taken from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Economic Development and Policy
  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • International Trade and Commercial Policy
  • Industrial Organization and Applied Game Theory
  • Economics of the Public Sector
  • Economics of Human Resources and Migration: Issues and Policies
  • Social Policy: Economic Analysis and Issues
  • Economics of Cooperatives and Non-Profit Firms
  • Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment