Economics, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
12 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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The Economics MA program from Carleton University contains rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and econometrics, as well as elective courses in a wide range of applied fields.


Students in the Economics MA program at Carleton University 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.

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates of our programs have accepted positions at a number of different government agencies—including the Bank of Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency, Finance Canada, Industry Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada (formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada), Transport Canada, Statistics Canada, and the Competition Bureau—and at various private firms—including Nesbitt Burns, Infometrica, and Shopify. While master’s alumni may pursue a PhD, PhD alumni may end up working in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Methods of Economic Research
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BA (Honours) degree (or equivalent) with a GPA of B+ or higher. 

Tuition Fee

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    18463 CAD/year
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    6657 CAD/year
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Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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