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LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY - [LU], THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Thunder Bay, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1965Established Year
  8600Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (Economics)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 co op & on campus
 Course & Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Lakehead University

$ 17,080 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • MA in Economics at Lakehead University allows students to complete in 2 years.
  • The Economics program offers training in core economic theory courses as well as a number of field options.
  • The student to faculty ratio for this program is 15:1.
  • This program offered in three option:
    • Thesis
    • Non-thesis
    • Co-op
  • Students opt for the non-thesis option that is the standard in most graduate Economics programs in North America.
  • The main purpose of the co-op option is to provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom and to obtain new insights and educational experiences.
  • The Program will Include:
    • analysis of decisions made by individuals
    • a study of how markets operate
    • discussions of current policy debates
    • an empirical and theoretical study of aggregate economic activities such as economic growth, inflation, and unemployment
  • The Department, the Career and Co-operative Education Services will make every effort to obtain suitable placements.
  • The career/job opportunities after this program are Investment Dealers and Brokers Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers, Economists, etc.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 35,868 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Winter (Deadline - Sep 30)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Lakehead University
Program Urlhttps://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/graduate/programs/masters/economics/node/7273

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a four-year bachelor's degree in Economics from a recognized university/college or institute.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 [B Grade].

Indian Student Eligibility: 

  • Students must have a four-year bachelor's degree in economics or its equivalent.
  • Students must have an equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average.
  • Program-specific prerequisite requirement:
    • Economics
    • Economics & Political Science
    • Mathematics & Economics
    • Resource & Environmental Economics


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

Supervisor Information: Interested students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors directly and before submitting an application for graduate study.

Official Transcript: Students have to submit a copy of their original official transcripts.

ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.

Graduate Studies Reference Form: Students have an electronic reference form will be automatically sent by email to the references they identify in the graduate studies application form.


Application Deadline

Winter
Sep 30

Spring
Jan 15


Scores Required

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

58 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fee$17080$17080
Others$854$854
Total fees$17934$17934

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing and food (residence hall)$ 10,950
Housing (townhouse)$ 7,560

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
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
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
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
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but students require a study permit.
  • International applicants who are applying for a student visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • The document required for the VISA Application:
    • Valid Passport
    • Proof of acceptance by a DLI (Designated Learning Institute),
    • Medical Report.
    • Proof of financial support.

Work Study

An international student is working up to 20 hours per week during the academic school year and up to 40 hours per week in the summer if students are not enrolled in classes.


Career and Placement after Course

Careers possible after this course are

  • Securities Agents
  • Investment Dealers and Brokers Banking
  • Credit and Other Investment Managers
  • Economists



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