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Mathematical Economics Major

Mathematical Economics

Admission Requirements

Tackle Global Economic Problems

 Solve and Analyze Current Economic Problems

Mathematical Economics gives you the skills to tackle issues in consumer behaviour, interactions among producers competing for market share, macroeconomic outcomes and international trade, and more.

 Understand and Predict Economic Behaviour

Leverage methods such as differential calculus, differential equations, and mathematical optimization to understand economic behaviour.

 Build Your Career Foundation

Courses in mathematics, statistics, economics and econometrics will sharpen your analytical skills for an interesting career in industry or government, graduate work, and more.

Why Mathematical Economics?

Mathematics is an invaluable element of economic analysis and through your studies you will develop your aptitude for mathematics by considering its application to economic problems, all while gaining a solid understanding of social policy issues and government actions.

Students in the Mathematical Economics (MAEC) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Economics, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Accounting, Food and Agricultural Business, Management Economics and Finance, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

Semester 1
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Calculus I
Semester 2
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Calculus II

Semester 3
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Statistics I
Semester 4
  • Introduction to Econometrics

Semester 5
  • Advanced Microeconomics
Semester 6
  • Game Theory
  • Advanced Macroeconomics

Semester 7
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
  • Advanced Mathematical Economics
Semester 8
  • Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Real Analysis
  • Statistical Inference
  • Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Applied Time Series Analysis

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Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

The Mathematical Economics co-op program gives you the opportunity to gain relevant work experience, build professional networks and develop essential interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the workplace, all while getting paid and earning your university degree. This program is a five-year program, including five work terms.

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