• 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.

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To specialize in Economics, enrol in four of the Elective Courses listed below, for a total of 12.00 credits of Elective Courses.

A minimum of two courses (6.00 credits) must come from the Schulich Elective Courses list.

Schulich Elective Courses


Approved Non-Schulich Elective Courses

AP/ECON 3200 3.00: Industrial Organization

AP/ECON 3240 3.00: Labour Economics: Theory

GL/ECON 3370 3.00: Industrial Organization I

GL/ECON 3390 3.00: Monetary Theory and Policy in Canadian Context

AP/ECON 3430 3.00: Monetary Economics I: Financial Markets and Institutions

AP/ECON 3440 3.00: Monetary Economics II: Theory and Policy

AP/ECON 3500 3.00: Introductory Mathematical Statistics for Economists

AP/ECON 3590 3.00: Economics of Education and Training

GL/ECON 3570 3.00: Introduction to the Economies of the Public Sector

GL/ECON 3670 3.00: Mathematical Statistics

AP/ECON 3810 3.00: The Economics of Project Appraisal and Feasibility

AP/ECON 4010 3.00: Advanced Microeconomic Theory

AP/ECON 4020 3.00: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

AP/ECON 4070 3.00: Public Finance I

AP/ECON 4080 3.00: Public Finance II

AP/ECON 4140 3.00: Financial Econometrics

AP/ECON 4210 3.00: Econometrics

AP/ECON 4220 3.00: Topics in Econometrics

GL/ECON 4230 3.00: Advanced Economic Theory

Please Note: Courses taken from the Approved Non-Schulich Elective course list will satisfy specialization requirements; however, they will be counted towards your non-business elective requirement.


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  • 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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