Business Economics

Wilfrid Laurier University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
7762 CAD/year
2956 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Completion of the Master of Arts in Business Economics (MABE) program from Wilfrid Laurier University will put you on track for a career as a professional economist in the private or public sector. 


The structure of the Business Economics program from Wilfrid Laurier University ensures flexibility in your education, allowing you to cater your education to your career aspirations by taking economics courses, MBA electives or courses from Laurier’s Master in International Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.


Graduates of our program have pursued successful careers in economic policy analysis, economic forecasting, industry and market studies, financial markets and institutions, strategic planning and public policy.

Recent graduates have been employed by:

  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Federal Express

Programme Structure

  • Our MABE is a full-time program and is normally completed in 12 months, with an additional four to eight months for those accepted into the co-op option.
  • You must complete the equivalent of nine one-term courses, including six required courses that provide you with advanced knowledge in economic theory, applied economic analysis and quantitative methods. 
  • In your final term, you will complete a major research paper related to one or more of your courses or your work term experience.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will be considered until the program is full. 




5 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year (honours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in economics or a related field.
  • A minimum B average with one course in each of the following: calculus, statistics and econometrics (focusing on regression analysis).
  • Two one-term undergraduate courses in both intermediate microeconomic theory and intermediate macroeconomic theory.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a writing sample and letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7762 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3881 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2956 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1478 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Tuition per term


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Business Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University


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