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Certificate in Advanced Economics

Certificate in Advanced Economics

The Certificate in Advanced Economics is open to students who seek a more formal and deeper analysis of economic models and their application. The requirements include core advanced courses in the three main fields of economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics that will help prepare students for graduate and professional studies as well as provide valuable applicable skills for future careers.

Limited Enrolment – Enrolment in the Certificate in Advanced Economics is limited to students who are:

  1. In good academic standing with a min. CGPA of 1.50; and
  2. Concurrently enrolled in a program or set of programs that fulfill the requirements of an HBA, HBSc, or BCom degree (see Section 7 Degree Requirements of the Academic Calendar).

2.0 credits with average grade of 65% or higher are required.

Required courses:


ERCER1478 | Program Area: Economics

Economics - Major (Arts)

Economics - Major (Arts)

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in the Major program is limited to students with 4.0 completed credits including:


Students enrolled in this program cannot be simultaneously enrolled in the Economics Minor (ERMIN1478) program.

First Year:

[ ECO101H5(63%) and ECO102H5(63%)] or ECO100Y5;
and MAT133Y5(63%) or ( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) or MAT135Y5 or MAT137Y5.

Second Year:
ECO200Y5 or ECO204Y5 or ECO206Y5;
and ECO202Y5 or ECO208Y5 or ECO209Y5;
and ECO220Y5 or ECO227Y5 or (1.0 credit from STA256H5, STA258H5, STA260H5)

Higher Years:
2.0 credits in 300/400 level ECO courses

NOTE:

  • ECO205Y5, ECO244Y5, ECO261H5 cannot be used as requirements for this program.
  • MGT437H5 can be used as an ECO 300/400 course to satisfy the program requirements for an Economics Major.

ERMAJ1478 | Program Area: Economics

Economics - Minor (Arts)

Economics - Minor (Arts)

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in the Minor program is limited to students with:

4.0 credits are required, including one ECO course at the 300/400 level.

First Year:

  1. 63% in ECO100Y5 or (63% in each of ECO101H5 and ECO102H5)
  2. ( MAT133Y5(63%) or MAT134Y5 or ( MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) or MAT135Y5 or ( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) or MAT137Y5).

Second Year: ECO200Y5 or ECO204Y5 or ECO206Y5

Higher Years: One additional ECO credit at the 300/400 level. Note: ECO205Y5, ECO244Y5, ECO261H5 cannot be used as requirements for this program.


ERMIN1478 | Program Area: Economics

Economics - Specialist (Arts)

Economics - Specialist (Arts)

Limited Enrolment – Enrolment in this program is limited to students with:

Students should apply for this program at the end of their second year (8.0 credits), once they have completed the prerequisites listed above. It is recommended that students apply to the Economics Major program (ERMAJ1478) at the end of their first year (4.0 credits).

Students enrolled in this program cannot be simultaneously enrolled in the Financial Economics Specialist (ERSPE2722), Eco Major (ERMAJ1478), Eco Minor (ERMIN1478), or Commerce and Finance (ERSPE2034) program.

13.0 credits are required.

First Year:
1. ECO100Y5 or ( ECO101H5 and ECO102H5)
2. MAT133Y5 or MAT134Y5 or ( MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) or MAT135Y5 or ( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) or MAT137Y5;
3. MAT223H5 or MAT233H5

Higher Years:
1. ECO206Y5 and ECO208Y5 and [ ECO227Y5 or ( STA258H5 and STA260H5)]
2. ECO325H5 and ECO326H5 and ECO375H5
3. 1.0 credit in Economic History from: ( ECO302H5 and ECO303H5) or ECO322Y5 or ECO323Y5
4. 5.0 additional 300+ level ECO credits, including at least 1.0 at the 400 level

Specialist Programs
Note:

  1. Economics Specialist Program ERSPE1478 leads to an Honours BA degree.
  2. Economics (Commerce and Finance) Specialist Program ERSPE0137 can only be taken jointly with the Specialist program in Commerce, and thus leads to a BCom degree.
  3. Enrolment in Economics (Commerce) Specialist Program ERSPE0137 Program is open only to those who have been admitted to the BCom degree program.
  4. ECO205Y5, ECO244Y5, and ECO261H5 cannot be used as requirements for this program

ERSPE1478 | Program Area: Economics

Economics - Specialist (BCom)

Economics - Specialist (BCom)

This program can only be taken jointly with a Commerce Specialist program. Students must be actively enrolled in a Commerce (BCom) Specialist Program in order to be admitted to this Economics program. Students must complete one of the following Commerce programs in order to complete this program: ERSPE1704, ERSPE2034, ERSPE2273.

Limited Enrolment — This program may only be taken jointly with a Specialist program in Commerce which leads to a BCom degree. Students must be actively enrolled in one of these Commerce Specialist (BCom) Programs in order to qualify for this Economics Specialist program: ERSPE1704 or ERSPE2034 or ERSPE2273.

Additionally, enrolment in this program is limited to students with [70% in ECO100Y5 or (70% in each of ECO101H5 and ECO102H5)] and [80% in MAT133Y5 or (63% in MAT134Y5 or MAT135Y5) or (63% in MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) or (63% in MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) or 60% in MAT137Y5] and 63% in MGT120H5 and a minimum CGPA which is determined annually.

Students enrolled in this program cannot be simultaneously enrolled in any other Economics program: Financial Economics Specialist (ERSPE2722), Economics Specialist (ERSPE1478), Economics Major (ERMAJ1478), Economics Minor (ERMIN1478).



Within a BCom degree, 15.0 credits are required.

First Year:

  1. ECO100Y5 or ( ECO101H5 and ECO102H5)
  2. MAT133Y5 or MAT134Y5 or ( MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) or MAT135Y5 or ( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) or MAT137Y5)
  3. MGT120H5 and MGM101H5

Higher Years:

  1. MGT Requirements (5.0 credits)
    1. MGT220H5 and MGT223H5 and MGT231H5 and MGT232H5
    2. 1.0 credit from: MGT252H5 or MGT262H5 or MGT353H5 or MGT363H5 or ( MGT371H5 or MGT422H5) or MGT374H5 or MGT393H5
    3. 1.0 credit in MGT at 200+ level
    4. 1.0 credit in MGT at 400 level
  2. ECO Requirements (6.0 credits)
    1. ECO206Y5 and ECO208Y5 and [ ECO227Y5 or ( STA258H5 and STA260H5)]
    2. ECO375H5
    3. 1.0 credit in Economic History from: ECO302H5 or ECO303H5 or ECO322Y5 or ECO323Y5
    4. ECO325H5 and ECO326H5
    5. 0.5 credit in ECO at the 300+ level
  3. Writing Component (1.0 credit). 1.0 credit chosen from the following:

ERSPE0137 | Program Area: Economics

Economics and Political Science - Specialist (Arts)

Economics and Political Science - Specialist (Arts)

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in this program is limited.

For students applying in 2021-2022 for program entry in the 2022-2023 Academic Year, 4.0 credits are required, including the following:

Students enrolling at the end of second year (8.0 credits) must obtain:


For students applying in 2022-2023 (and beyond) for program entry in the 2023-2024 Academic Year (and beyond), 4.0 credits are required, including the following:

Students enrolling at the end of second year (8.0 credits) must obtain:

14.0-14.5 credits are required.

For students entering the program in 2023-2024 (and beyond): ISP100H5 (0.5 credit)

Economics: 7.0 credits

  1. ECO100Y5 or ( ECO101H5 and ECO102H5)
  2. MAT133Y5 or MAT134Y5 or ( MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) or MAT135Y5 or ( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5)
  3. ( ECO200Y5 or ECO204Y5 or ECO206Y5) and ( ECO202Y5 or ECO208Y5 or ECO209Y5) and [ ECO220Y5 or ECO227Y5 or (1.0 credit from STA256H5 or STA258H5 or STA260H5)]
  4. ( ECO302H5 and ECO303H5) or ECO322Y5 or ECO323Y5
  5. 1.0 credit of ECO at the 300/400-level

Political Science: 7.0 credits in POL, including at least 1.0 credit at the 400 level and no more than 1.0 credit at the 100 level.

  1. POL200Y5 and ( POL215H5 and POL216H5) and POL309Y5
  2. 1.0 credit each (total 2.0 credits) from two of the following three fields:
    1. Comparative Politics - POL203Y5 or POL218Y5 or POL354Y5 or POL300Y5 or POL302Y5 or POL303Y5 or POL304Y5 or POL309Y5 or POL332Y5 or POL440Y5 or POL443H5 or POL443Y5 or POL438H5 or POL438Y5
    2. International Relations - POL208Y5 or ( POL209H5 and POL210H5) or POL310Y5 or POL327Y5 or POL340Y5 or POL343Y5 or POL486Y5 or POL487H5
    3. Public Policy and Public Administration - POL316Y5 or POL317Y5 or POL317H5 or POL318H5 or POL336Y5 or POL346Y5 or POL353Y5 or POL355Y5 or POL368H5 or POL368Y5 or POL369Y5 or JEP351H5 or JEP356H5 or JEP452H5 or JPE250Y5 or JPE251H5 or JPE252H5
  3. 2.0 credits of POL


ERSPE0751 | Program Area: Economics, Political Science

Financial Economics - Specialist (Science)

Financial Economics - Specialist (Science)

This program is intended for students planning careers in finance. It prepares students for jobs in banks, investment services, insurance companies, and finance departments of corporations and government agencies. This program will also prepare students for graduate studies in Economics or Financial Economics. Many courses in the program have a technical or analytical focus. This program has a stronger focus on courses related to Financial Economics than the Economics Specialist program (ERSPE1478).

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in this program is limited to students with:

There will be a limited number of spaces available to students with 8.0 credits (including the prerequisites listed above) and a CGPA of 3.30 or with the approval of the Chair or Associate Chair of the Economics Department.

Students enrolled in this program cannot be simultaneously enrolled in an Economics Specialist (ERSPE1478 or ERSPE0137), Economics Major (ERMAJ1478), Economics Minor (ERMIN1478), or in the Commerce and Finance Specialist (ERSPE2034) program.






13.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the 400 level.

First Year:

  1. ECO100Y5 or ( ECO101H5 and ECO102H5)
  2. One of the following:
    1. MAT133Y5 and MAT233H5; or
    2. MAT135H5 and MAT136H5 and MAT223H5

Note: ( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) can be replaced by MAT135Y5 or MAT134Y5 or ( MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) or MAT137Y5 or MAT157Y1

Higher Years:

  1. ECO206Y5
  2. ECO208Y5
  3. ECO227Y5 or ( STA256H5 and STA260H5)
  4. ECO325H5 and ECO326H5
  5. ECO375H5
  6. ECO358H5 and ECO359H5
  7. 5.0 credits of ECO at the 300/400-level of which at least 1.5 credits must be chosen from ECO348H5, ECO349H5, ECO356H1, ECO434H5, ECO440H5, ECO456H5, ECO460H5, ECO461H5, ECO462H1, ECO463H5, ECO475H5. Not more than 1.0 credit in Economic History.

ERSPE2722 | Program Area: Economics