Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (Economics)
Field of Study
International Student Tution
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics at McMaster University is a 4-year, honours degree program.
- It is an on-campus, course-based program offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
- The program permits students to obtain training in economic theory and quantitative methods as well as opportunities to take courses in a wide range of areas of specialization.
- At the UG level, the department offers many streams of BA in Economics such as:
- BA in Honours Economics
- BA in Honours Economics in Specialist option
- Combined Honours in Economics and Another Subject
- Honours Economics and Computer Science
- Honours Economics and Mathematics
- The Economics program is a four-level program that offers the challenge of more advanced work in economics and students have to successfully complete 120 credits for completion of the program.
- The major component of the Economics program are:
- Health Economics
- Applied Macroeconomics
- The honours program provides excellent preparation for graduate work in applied economics, economic policy, business, law, public administration, urban planning, and other professional disciplines.
- University provides opportunities for UG and graduate students who demonstrate financial need can apply for the McMaster Bursary program which is based solely on financial need.
- The department provides various awards to students such as In-course awards, Travel and Exchange Awards, Community Contribution Awards, Awards for Graduating Students, etc.
- The department has a number of research centers and faculty experts in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, experimental economics, etc and the main 3 research centers are:
- McMaster Experimental Economics Laboratory (McEEL)
- Public Economics Data Analysis Laboratory (PEDAL)
- Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at McMaster (RDC)
- Job opportunities after BA Economics are Securities Agents, Investment Dealers, UnderwritersBanking, etc and the average salary goes up to 31,575 USD.
|Degree Type Offered||Bachelor|
|Fees||$ 109512 for 4 yearsor 120 Credits Program|
|Delivery Type||full time|
|Admission Intake||fall (Deadline - Apr 1)|
Eligibility & Entry Requirement
Students should meet the following requirements to apply for the program:
- Students must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with acceptable standing.
- They should have completed Grade 12 U and/or M courses to meet the minimum set by the specific program.
- Students have 6 appropriate midterm/interim Grade 12 U and/or M grades.
- At least 3 final Grade 12 U and/or M grades plus enrollment in the appropriate additional 3 Grade 12 U and/or M courses.
- In some cases, Grade 11 marks may also be considered for admission.
Indian Student Eligibility
- Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
- The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
- Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.
Required Document List
Following are the required document:
- Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees.
- CV/Resume:Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
- Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
- Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
- Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
- Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
- Documents that must be sent by letter mail or courier include SAT/ACT results, AP test results, IELTS, TOEFL, and other English language proficiency test results.
|fall||Apr 1, 2021|
Fees & Funding
Tution & Application Fees
|Year||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Head||Avg Cost Per Year|
|Room and Food (On-Campus)||$ 9195|
|Housing (Off-Campus)||$ 4860|
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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids
|Name||Amount||International Students Eligible||Application Deadline|
|Go Clean Scholarship||$ 3500||Yes||Dec 31, 2020|
|(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships||Variable||Yes||Feb 19, 2021|
|Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program||$ 150||Yes||N/A|
|Jared J. Davis Grant||$ 1000||Yes||N/A|
|Program||Delivery Type||Duration||Program Type||Tution Fees|
|B.A Economics||full time||4 years||on-campus||$24277|
VISA & Work Study
- Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
- If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
- The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
- Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
- At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
- Application form and Study Plan
- Valid Passport
- Official Acceptance Letter
- Financial Evidence
Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:
- on-campus employment
- co-ops employment
- working off-campus
- post-graduation work visa
The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.
- First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
- International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
- Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
- Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.
Career and Placement after Course
Job opportunities for BA in Economics students are:
- Securities Agents
- Investment Dealers
- Brokers Financial Planners
- Credit and Other Investment Managers