Department of Economics



MBE Program: Admission Requirements 

Academic Requirements

To be considered for admission to a Master's program, a student will normally hold a four year honours undergraduate degree, or its equivalent, in Economics or a related discipline from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.

Applicants are expected to have upper year undergraduate training in Economics. In general, entering students will have taken courses equivalent to ECON 3P90 Econometrics, ECON 3P91 Mathematical Economics, ECON 4P13 Advanced Macroeconomics, and ECON 4P14 Advanced Microeconomics in addition to courses in calculus. 

Please note that satisfying the above requirements do not automatically guarantee you admission into the MBE program. 

English Language Proficiency

Applicants who have not completed three or more years of post-secondary study at a Canadian institution or at an institution from one of the following exempt countries will be required to provide proof of English Language Proficiency. For the MBE program, 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. Please note that these requirements are above and beyond the minimum requirement for admission consideration for graduate studies at Brock University at large.

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We do not require applicants to submit GRE scores.


Other Supporting Documents

In support of your application, we require three letters of reference, preferably from instructors from whom you took courses from. In addition, we also require a scan of each official academic transcript (and degree certificate if applicable) from each post-secondary institution that you have attended. In the event that the transcript(s) and degree certificate(s) are not in English, a notarized translation, in addition to the original documents, must be made available. Applicants are also asked to submit a Curriculum Vitae which should include the applicant’s education, employment, publications, and teaching and research activities, and a one-page Statement of Intent outlining your objectives in undertaking graduate study. 

Admissions Process

Once all required documents have been submitted by the applicant, if the minimum requirements stated above are satisfied, it will be forwarded to the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department of Economics for consideration of admission. The files of applicants which are short-listed will then be forwarded to the Co-op Programs Office who will then arrange a 10-15 minutes in person or phone interview with each applicant. Those applicants who are further short-listed by the Co-op Programs Office will be offered admission. This process will continue with subsequent rounds of offers until all program seats are filled.

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