Master of Applied Economics (MAE)

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Why this program is for you

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 Benefits

  • 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, and international trade.
  • The Sobey MAE’s focus on policy issues distinguishes it from a traditional, more theoretical Master’s program in economics.
  • Our graduates are employed at all levels of government, major banks, and in commercial enterprises like Irving.

Funding is available

NEW Entrance Scholarships of $6,000 available for well-qualified Canadian applicants. Generous scholarships are also available for well-qualified international applicants. Apply by February 1st to be considered for funding. After this date, consideration will be based on the availability of funds.

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Admission Requirements

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

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About Sobey

Established in 1934 at Saint Mary’s University, the Sobey School of Business is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most respected business school. The Sobey School of Business joined the top business schools in the world with both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation, a distinction held by only 1% of business schools worldwide. Here, you’ll embark with over 3,300 students on a fast track to your future, with small class sizes, a close-knit campus, and industry-leading faculty members. Learn more.

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Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • Deadline for first funding consideration
  • International applicants deadline
  • Canadian and permanent resident applicants deadline
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