Our MA program in Economics contains rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and econometrics, as well as elective courses in a wide range of applied fields. Students can also pursue a concentration in Financial Economics. Our Internship Placement Program gives students an opportunity to apply the analytical skills acquired during their studies in the public service, private sector or non-governmental organizations. Carleton also has an exchange agreement with the University of Ottawa, which permits our students to enroll in one of their courses (with permission) without paying extra fees.

Collaborative specializations in African Studies, Climate Change and Data Science are also available.

The Department of Economics also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Economics.

Capital Advantage

Ottawa is home to government departments, foreign embassies and country-wide associations, as well as research institutes and non-governmental organizations involved in public policy and international issues. You will also benefit from the wealth of research facilities and libraries that are located in Canada’s capital. Our graduates often accept positions with these organizations.

MA/MBA Pathway

Available as of the Fall, 2016 term, a dual-degree MA/MBA pathway will allow a student to obtain both an MA in Economics (with a concentration in Financial Economics) and an MBA (with a concentration in Finance and Economics) in 20 months. This dual-degree enables students to combine the theoretical and quantitative orientation of the Economics MA program with the MBA’s focus on managerial applications and management skills. Learn more.

Program Information

Length: 1 – 2 years

Entry Terms: ,

Fall Application Deadline: February 1

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Contact:  Graduate Supervisor – Professor Ana Dammert

Experiential Learning: Internships

Pathway Options: Coursework, Thesis

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