International Economics and Finance MA

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International Economics and Finance MA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 10,121 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 23,077

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The MA degree in International Economics and Finance offered by Ryerson University is perfect both for recent graduates in related fields and for experienced professionals seeking a new career trajectory or better promotion prospects. It can be taken as a full time or part time program.

    The investment, banking, financial services and many other industries have all become increasingly global in scale in recent decades. They also all depend on highly trained economics graduates to make the economic predictions which guide their corporate policies, investment strategies and short-term tactical decision making. A graduate with a Master’s degree specialising in the International application of economic and financial principles will be in a very competitive position when they search for a job. 

    As you study you’ll come to understand the international framework which underlies modern financial and economic theory. You’ll also gain the rigorous empirical training you’d need to progress to a PhD program at Ryerson or any other fine university.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over one year of full time study, or over two years at part time. The part time option is particularly attractive to prospective students who are already working in their chosen career, as it is designed to fit around existing work, family or personal commitments.  

    In total you’ll complete five core modules, a Master’s Research Paper and up to five electives which should be chosen to match your interests and ideal career pathway. 

    Core Modules include:

    • Applied Econometrics
    • Financial Theory
    • Macroeconomics
    • Mathematics and Statistics Review 
    • Microeconomics

    Elective Modules Include:

    • Country Risk Analysis
    • Development Microeconomics
    • Empirical Topics in International Finance
    • Empirical Topics in International Trade
    • Environment Economics
    • Financial Econometrics
    • Global Institutions and the International Economy
    • Industrial Organization
    • International Corporate Finance
    • International Finance
    • International Public Economics
    • International Trade
    • International Trade Theory & Policy
    • International Trade Under Imperfect Competition
    • Labour Economics
    • Monetary Economics
    • Nonparametric Data Analysis
    • Panel Data and NL Model Analysis
    • The Law and Regulation of International Trade and Investment
    • Topics in Development Economics
    • Topics in Econometrics

    Learning And Teaching

    Ryerson’s MA program in International Economics and Finance was designed with the assistance of some of Canada’s foremost business leaders and economic researchers. It offers very small class sizes, and many opportunities to interact directly with professors and experts on a one-on-one basis. 

    It utilises many different learning methods. You’ll take part in formal lecture classes and engage in practical skills sessions. You’ll also attend interactive seminars and tutorial sessions. 

    Career Possibilities

    This degree program is designed to give you all of the empirical and practical skills that the academic research community and the international finance industry both demand. Recent graduates have become Investment Managers, Fund Managers, Market Researchers, Pension Managers, Bank Managers, Certified Financial Planners, Financial Analysts, Data Analysts, Economists, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Business Consultants, Professors of Economics and Professors of Finance at universities, businesses, not for profit organisations and governmental regulators all over the world. 

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full MA degree in 1 to 2 years.

    Applicants must typically have graduated from a Canadian or overseas 4 year degree program in Economics, or in a closely related discipline or field. A GPA in the ‘B’ range or the international equivalent is required.

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise indicated, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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