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Master of Arts [M.A] (Economics)

 2 years
 45 Credits
 full time
 co op & on campus
 Course Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concordia University

$ 13,163 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Concordia University offers a MA in Economics program with a duration of 2-years (4 semesters).
  • This course is offered on a full-time basis and part-time studies are not available for this program.
  • This program is provided both on-campus and off-campus.
  • Students learn economics through a combination of theoretical and practical applications and execute a research project that allows them to examine real-world data.
  • A student is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits successfully. 
  • Students can apply to the MA Co-operative Program after their first semester of studies to gain valuable work experience.
  • MA Economics program offered to include:
    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Game Theory
    • Econometric Theory
    • Applied Econometrics
    • Monetary Economics
  • Students who wish to have work experience before going into the job market can apply to the MA Co-operative Program.
  • The faculty and student ratio for this program is 1:16. 
  • After completing this program students would be:
    • Insurance advisors
    • Financial analysis managers
    • Corporate compliance analysts
    • Project managers.
    • Students can apply for scholarship programs initiated by the Government of Canada up to 40,664 USD per year.
    • After completing this course students have the chance of jobs in many sectors and institutions with an average salary of 60,000 USD per year.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Master
    Duration2 years
    Total Credits45
    Fees$ 20,876 for 2 years or 45 Credits Program
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
    Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concordia University
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    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students required an honors degree in economics from a recognized university, or the equivalent, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
    • Some applicants may be required to pass a qualifying program, as a condition for entry into the regular MA program.

    Co-operative Program Eligibility:

    students required to complete one semester in good academic standing and get the approval of the Graduate Program Director. 

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    students must have one of the following with grade B or first division:

      •  Bachelor’s degree - minimum 4-year program
      •  or 3-year program if the issuing university has a NAAC rating of A.

      Required Document List

      Following are the required documents:

      • Transcripts - Student required post-secondary transcripts from all previous educational institutions,
      • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
      • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree and they required three letters of reference.
      • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
      • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
      • ELP Scores - Students need to submit proof of English language proficiency (official test scores or transcripts) from the testing authority or school.

      Application Deadline

      Feb 01

      Jun 01

      Scores Required

      90 / 120

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      Fees & Funding

      Tution & Application Fees

      YearYear 1Year 2
      Tuition fees$13163$6581
      Health insurance$154$154
      Total fees$13729$7147

      Living Costs

      HeadAvg Cost Per Year
      Housing$ 5,040
      Food$ 3,712
      Transportation$ 673


      Times Higher Education 2020

      Ranked #301/ 501

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      Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

      NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
      Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
      Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
      (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
      FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
      Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
      Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
      Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
      Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
      VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
      Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
      BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
      JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
      Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
      Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
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      VISA & Work Study


      • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student visa before entering Canada.
      • A Student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
      • They must have a study permit to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
      • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
      • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
      • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Study Permit.
      • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
      • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
      • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
      • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
        • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
        • Proof of identity 
        • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

      Work Study

      • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
      • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
      • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
        • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1,500 USD.
        • Be registered at Concordia University as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms.
        • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
      • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
        • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD.
        • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 USD.

      Career and Placement after Course

      Students have job opportunities in:

      • Financial institutions
      • Multinational companies
      • Government agencies
      • Pharmaceutical corporations 

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