Graduate program

The pdf file that goes with the information video for our MBE can be found here.

The Master of Business Economics (MBE) Program is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Science in collaboration with the Goodman School of Business.

The program combines academic learning with practical experience through two Co-op work terms and the academic course work covers a broad range of areas such as economic theory, econometrics and aspects of economics and business administration including international payments, industrial organization, finance, business strategy, marketing and human resource management.

Are you interested in:

  • Asset valuation and management
  • Development economics
  • Economic research
  • Emerging markets
  • Financial research and analysis
  • Market structures
  • Policy analysis
  • Strategic interactions
  • Statistical and data analysis

Career opportunities:

  • Economist (Agricultural, Finance, Health, Labour, Trade, etc)
  • Financial or historical researcher
  • Insurance agent/broker
  • International trade specialist
  • Investment banking analyst
  • Journalist
  • Market researcher
  • Statistical and data analyst

“I can say with confidence that taking the Master of Business Economics program at Brock University is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I am currently working as a part of the federal government of Canada, conducting economic analysis of potential mergers and acquisitions to determine any potential harm to Canadian consumers. The MBE program opened the door for me to enter into this career path and prepared me not only to get a job but to excel in this highly demanding position.”

— Corey Carlton (MBE ‘16)


Master of Business Economics (MBE) with Co-op program is 20 months work integrated learning academic degree program. All students enrolled are required to complete two 4-month full time co-op work terms in the middle of their degree program following the guideline from Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada. At Brock, the goal of co-op education is to help our co-op students attain fundamental skills, knowledge and confidence that are necessary for their future career journey. In the last 10 years, over 300 MBE co-op students completed a co-op work experience in various industry.

In 2019, one of our MBE co-op students, Zain Virani was awarded as “Co-op student of the Year” by Brock University and at the provincial level by Experiential and Work Integrated Learning Ontario (EWO). Zain has the following to share regarding his overall co-op experience:

“Besides complementing my academic experience at Brock, my co-op placements helped me uncover my latent potential for business analysis and project management, while concomitantly reinforcing my desire to work with quantitative data within the public sector.”

Top Five MBE Co-op Employers (based on number of hiring)

  • Ontario Public Services
  • Hydro One
  • Statistics Canada
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • Scotiabank

Jean-François Lamarche
Associate Professor
Office: Plaza 443
905-688-5550 x3328

On this page you can find a template showing how your MRP should look like in its final form. You can also find a zip file that includes the required LaTeX files to obtain the correctly formatted document.

A list of recent MRPs can be found on that same page. If you are in search of a topic don’t hesitate to talk to any of the professors or to the graduate program director.

Students socializing

The Fall 2022 admission cycle will start around the month of October 2021. We accept applications until the end of February or until the program is full. 

Successful completion of a four year Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, with a minimum average of B+. Applicants must have taken econometrics, mathematical economics, and advanced macroeconomics and microeconomics at the undergraduate honours level. This typically implies that that a Bachelor degree in Economics is the preferred path for admission consideration. Brock’s equivalent to those courses are respectively ECON 3P90, ECON 3Q91, ECON 4P13 and ECON 4P14. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English and suitability for Co-op placement, if applicable. Meeting the above requirements does not imply admission. Performance is also measured relative to other applicants. Priority is given to students without a Master’s degree. Students with a Master degree in Economics will not be admitted.

The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates.

Part-time study is not available. Our program starts in August (usually during the second week of August).

The following spreadsheet is very useful to obtain an overview of the fees you will need to pay and of the money you can expect to receive.

Our MBE students will receive a funding package that typically contains a

  • Graduate Fellowship (approximately $7500 for 2020-21)
  • Graduate Assistanship (approximately $8000 for 2020-21)
  • International Tuition Fellowship (approximately $6500 for 2020-21; for international students only)

The Graduate Assistantship provides payment for you being a Graduate Teaching Assistant. We provide yearly training to all our TA with the aid of the CPI.

Domestic applicants should consider applying for national and provincial scholarhips:

Please note that the funding packages typically do not fully cover the tuition fees nor the living expenses.

On this link you will find the MBE Graduate Calendar which includes a list of faculties involved in the program, a program description and requirements as well as course descriptions.

Have a look at the MBE-specific documents that you will need to complete your application and then follow the step-by-step instructions found here to apply for our MBE. An application fee of $105 is required. The deadline is at the end of February but you should try to send your application during the month of December. We only accept students for a Fall start. All students are required to attend a 3 weeks course in August just before starting the Fall session.

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