Sobey School of Business - Saint Mary's University

Master of Applied Economics (MAE)

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School:Sobey School of Business - Saint Mary's University
Faculty:Sobey School of Business
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Applied Economics
Description:The Sobey Master of Applied Economics (MAE) program provides you with the skills you need to apply the tools of economic analysis to real-world issues in both public and business sectors. For a full time student, the program takes 12 months to complete, and with a part-time option, it is flexible enough to meet the needs of working professionals.


  • The MAE emphasizes the application of economic theory and econometric analysis to practical issues relevant to a range of fields, including: public economics; natural resources and environment; monetary systems; business finance; international trade.
  • The Sobey MAE's focus on policy issues distinguishes it from a traditional, more theoretical Master's program in economics.
  • Our graduates are employed at all levels of government, major banks, and in commercial enterprises like Irving.
URL:Master of Applied Economics (MAE) at Sobey School of Business - Saint Mary's University
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,600

New Entrance Scholarships of $6,000 available for well-qualified Canadian applicants. Generous scholarships also available for well-qualified international applicants. Apply by February 1st to be considered for funding. After this date, consideration will be based on availability of funds.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   Statistics 
  •   Economics 

Applicants will possess, at a minimum, a 4-year Bachelor's degree, with a cumulative GPA equivalent to an average grade of at least "B", including (normally):

  • At least one undergraduate course in Statistics at an intermediate level (preferably econometrics),
  • Intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, and
  • Economic theory at an advanced (fourth-year) level

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : Students whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • A score of at least 90 on the internet-based (iBt) TOEFL with no band below 20, or
  • An IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no band below 6 is required. TOEFL/IELTS scores must be less than 2 years old.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Letter of Intent: Please expand on your areas of interest in a letter of intent, between 1-2 pages, that briefly states your specific interests, and how you expect the program to further your career goals
  • A sample of previous writing (10-15 pages in length)
  • Transcripts: we will accept uploaded unofficial transcripts for evaluation purposes. Applicants must upload a grading scale with their unofficial transcripts. Successful applicants will be required to submit official final transcripts.
  • Three letters of reference. Upon completion of the referee section of your online application, your referees will be sent a secure link in order to provide a reference.
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Supplemental form (PDF)
  • A one-time $110 application fee

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on April 06, 2022