10 Months, 10 Courses

The Master of Arts program has been specially designed by our faculty to provide valuable skills and background through an intensive curriculum. The degree can be completed in 10 months, with classes starting in mid-July and ending the following May. Most comparable programs in the United States require 18-24 months to complete.

The core courses in the program will first provide mathematical and statistical foundations and then introduce students to rigorous treatments of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. The elective courses will build upon the students’ knowledge in these three areas and introduce them to fields such as industrial organization, game theory, public finance, and financial economics. More detailed information about the curriculum is available here.

The degree is suitable for anyone interested in developing skills that are in high demand by the private and government sector. Most high-level economist jobs now require a graduate degree in economics, and the pay differential between MA graduates and BA graduates is substantial.

The degree is also suitable for anyone interested in pursuing further graduate study, at the PhD level, in economics or a related field (finance, sociology, statistics, public policy, etc).