Course Requirements

Department of Economics




Course Requirements

MBE Program Requirements 

Credit Course Requirements

Candidates are required to obtain eight (8) half graduate course credits in the first two academic semesters of the program. The required credit courses are:

ECON 5P01 - Microeconomic theory

ECON 5P02 - Macroeconomic theory

ECON 5P03 - Econometrics

ECON 5P04 - Topics in Applied Economics

The remaining four (4) half credits will typically be comprised of one (1) ECON 5PXX elective and three (3) Business (MBAB/MSCM/MACC 5PXX) electives. The three Business electives must come from the following list, unless otherwise approved by the Graduate Program Director.

MBAB 5P01 - Accounting for Decision-Making I

MBAB 5P05 - Marketing Management

MBAB 5P06 - Accounting for Decision-Making II

MBAB 5P07 - Operations Management

MBAB 5P08 - Financial Management

MBAB 5P20 - Applied Basic Research

MBAB 5P22 - Global Business

MBAB 5P24 - Business Law

MBAB 5P41 - Financial Statement Analysis

MBAB 5P42 - Equity Investments, Markets, and Instruments

MBAB 5P43 - Debt Investments

MBAB 5P44 - Derivative Instruments

MBAB 5P45 - International Finance

MBAB 5P46 - Portfolio Management and Alternative Investments

MSCM 5P01 - Research Methodology I

MACC 5P52 - E-Commerce

MACC 5P53 - Database Design and Management

MACC 5P54 - Expert Systems in Business

Note that any student who has not previously completed an Accounting course (prior to the MBE program) must take MBAB 5P01 (Accounting for Decision-Making I) as one of her or his Business elective courses. Any student who has not previously completed a Finance course (prior to the MBE program) must take MBAB 5P08 (Financial Management) as one of her or his Business elective courses.

The elective courses offered, both economics and business, vary from year to year.

In addition to the above eight (8) half credit graduate courses, students must also obtain one (1) credit for the Major research Paper (MRP) under the supervision of a faculty member through ECON 5F00 (Research Essay) in their third and last academic term.

Non-Credit Course Requirements

Students must also meet the non- credit course requirements by obtaining satisfactory standings in ECON 5N11 (Mathematics and Statistics Review for Economists), ECON 5N90 (Internship Training and Development), ECON 5N01 (Internship Placement I) and ECON 5N02 (Internship Placement II).

For more detailed information regarding credit and non-credit requirements of the MBE program, please see Section 3 of the MBE Graduate Handbook.