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Master of Applied Economics and Policy (MAEP)

Admission Requirements
In order to be admitted to the program, a student must hold a 4-year bachelor degree with a minimum major average of B- (70%) or an average of B+ (77%) or better in the last 2 years of study. Applicants must have at least one undergraduate course in statistics, and introductory-level courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. In exceptional cases, students not meeting these requirements can be admitted at the discretion of the Program Coordinator after consultation with the Advisory Board. In addition, two semesters of calculus, and a semester of intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics are highly recommended, but not required.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a demonstrated background in economics and mathematical and statistical foundations. Admission is highly competitive and preference will be given to applicants who exceed the minimum requirements and who have demonstrated work experience in the field. Candidates who lack the recommended background may be considered for admission on a case by case basis.

Candidates must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting or exceeding an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent). If an applicant receives an English language proficiency score of less than 6.5 (or equivalent) they may be offered a conditional letter of acceptance pending successful completion of an approved English Language Training program, such as the University of Windsor’s Centre for English Language Development’s English Language Improvement Program (ELIP), or submitting a successful English language test score.

Applicants must pass a successful interview with representative or agent acting on behalf of the University of Windsor.

Degree Requirements

Total Courses: 39 credit hours (13 courses - 3 credit hours each)

(a) ECON-8210: Applied Microeconomics
ECON-8220: Applied Macroeconomics
ECON-8230: Mathematics for Applied Economics
ECON-8240: Applied Econometrics 1
ECON-8250: Applied Econometrics 2
ECON-8260: Business Communication
ECON-8270: Research Project in Economic Policy and Seminar

(b) Two of the following:
ECON-3730: International Economics: Trade
ECON-3740: International Economics: Finance
ECON-4160: Urban and Regional Economics
ECON-4300: Economics Analysis of Law
ECON-4600: Cost-Benefit Analysis
ECON-4860: Public Sector Economics: Finance

(c) Two of the following:
ECON-8100: International Economics
ECON-8500: Monetary Theory and Policy
ECON-8800: Models of Strategic Behavior
ECON-8940: Special Studies in Economics

(d) Two of the following (offered by the Masters of Management program):
BSMM-8110: Accounting Concepts and Techniques
BSMM-8120: Finance in a Global Perspective
BSMM-8310: International Business
BSMM-8360: International Financial Reporting
BSMM-8370. International Financial Management
BSMM-8550: Domestic Transportation and International Shipping

Note the following:
To improve communication skills, students will be required to complete a course in Business Communication (offered by CEPE) with short modules spread throughout the program.

These modules are:
Term 1: Learning strategies in North American universities
Term 2: Norms of class participation, giving and receiving criticism graciously and productively
Term 3: Working in a team, including dealing with personality differences
Term 4: Training in using Linked-In

Students will be required to complete a policy project to fulfill the requirements of Research Project in Economic Policy. Topics would normally be of applied nature. Students would work on group projects involving statistical analysis and make group presentations.