Master of Arts in Business Economics Co-op

MABE program features

MABE is accredited until December 31, 2019 by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education.

The School of Business and Economics has offered a Master of Arts in Business Economics since 1992.
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MABE students apply economic principles to macroeconomic policy making, strategic planning, international trade, labour market analysis, finance, international finance and business problems.

The program lasts 16 to 20 months and includes an eight-month work term between May and December or a four-month work term from May through August.

Students may use econometric analysis to conduct empirical research in public policies, cost benefit analysis, earning and wages, environment, education, commodities, housing and inflation.

Co-op work terms are routinely found in economic forecasting, economic policy analysis, industry and market studies, financial markets and institutions, transfer pricing, investments, pension, strategic planning and public policy.

MABE Co-op Work Study Sequence

Term Fall (September - December) Winter (January - April) Spring (May - August)
Year 1




Forecasting, Time Series Analysis and Survey Design

One economics elective and one other elective

Work Term
Year 2 Work Term

One elective course

Research paper and seminar


Sample Jobs Typically Held by Graduate Co-op Students

Testimonials from Graduate Co-op Students

Contact: For information about MABE Co-op, please contact Laurie Lahn.

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