Business Economics (MBE)

A joint interdisciplinary program offered by the Department of Economics and the Goodman School of Business, designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in economics and business. The program combines academic learning with practical experience through two optional work terms. Academic areas include economic theory, econometrics and aspects of economics and business administration, including international payments, industrial organization, finance, business strategy, marketing and human resource management.

Entry point:

  • September


  • Non-co-op option – 3 terms (1 year)
  • Co-op – 5 terms (20 months)

Application deadline:

  • February 28

Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
  • Three academic references are required.
  • A Statement of Intent: a one-page statement outlining your objectives in undertaking graduate study. List on a separate page any research, teaching or work experience related to your proposed graduate study.
  • Curriculum Vitae: This should include the applicant’s education, employment, three employment references, publication, teaching and research activities, and experience.
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement (if applicable): TOEFL 620 or TOEFL CBT 260 (with TWE of 5.0 or above), TOEFL iBT of 105, or IELTS score of 7.5-9.0, or ITELP score of 600, or CAEL score of 70-80.
  • The Co-op office will complete a 10-15 min. personal or phone interview with short-listed applicants.

Career outcomes

  • Data Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Economic Consultant