• The economics specialization focuses on explaining the economic and social interactions of individuals, firms and governments in the global environment. Schulich’s economics electives provide a framework for analyzing economic and business factors that affect corporations and day-to-day management problems.

    This specialization requires that students complete a series of elective courses from a number of areas including international economics, money and banking, industrial economics, markets and regulations, and economic forecasting. Students will learn to use economic tools to explain movements in critical variables such as interest rates, exchange rates, unemployment and economic growth.

  • Professor Fred Lazar, Area Coordinator
    Professor Fred Lazar, Area Coordinator

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates specializing in economics have followed career paths leading to senior executive positions in investment banks, merchant banks, venture capital firms, management consulting firms, federal and provincial governments, multinational corporations and product or service companies.

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  • Specialization Requirements

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    • 12.00 credits of electives
    • at least 6.00 credits must be from the “Schulich Elective Courses” list

    Schulich Elective Courses


    Approved Non-Schulich Elective Courses

    • ECON 3200 3.00 Industrial Organization
    • ECON 3370 3.00 Industrial Organization I
    • ECON 3380 3.00 The Economics of Canadian Financial Institutions
    • ECON 3390 3.00 Monetary Theory and Policy in Canadian Context
    • ECON 3430 3.00 Monetary Economics I: Financial Markets and Institutions
    • ECON 3440 3.00 Monetary Economics II: Theory and Policy
    • ECON 3500 3.00 Introductory Mathematical Statistics for Economists
    • ECON 3570 3.00 Introduction to the Economies of the Public Sector
    • ECON 3590 3.00 Economics of Education and Training
    • ECON 3670 3.00 Mathematical Statistics
    • ECON 3810 3.00 The Economics of Project Appraisal and Feasibility
    • ECON 4010 3.00 Advanced Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 4020 3.00 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
    • ECON 4070 3.00 Public Finance I
    • ECON 4080 3.00 Public Finance II
    • ECON 4140 3.00 Financial Econometrics
    • ECON 4210 3.00 Econometrics
    • ECON 4220 3.00 Topics in Econometrics
    • ECON 4230 3.00 Advanced Economic Theory


  • Economics faculty members have a wide variety of backgrounds and extensive professional experience in corporate and government sectors, including experience in international investment banking, corporate finance advisory, management consulting, start-up technology companies, and government economic ministries. Recent research includes topics that cover insurance markets, business sustainability and the environment, international technology transfer and economic forecasting.