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 Master of Applied Economics (MAE)
SchoolSobey School of Business - Saint Mary's University
LocationHalifax, NS, Canada
School TypeBusiness School
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 2,500
Full-time Graduate: 200
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*73%
  •   Statistics 
  •   Economics 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants 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
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.
DescriptionThe 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.
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