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Learn how to apply mathematical and statistical tools to the analysis of a wide variety of economic and business problems. Build on your existing knowledge to gain an advanced understanding of Economics.

If you’ve already completed the Certificate in Economics: Fundamentals, this certificate can help you develop a deeper understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods. 

With economic forces at play everywhere in both the private and public sectors, this certificate can help you gain a competitive edge in a wide range of career paths. It may also serve as a stepping stone if you have a degree in another field but wish to pursue graduate studies in Economics or a related field.

What Will You Learn? 

Build on your economics knowledge to gain an advanced understanding of key concepts and theories, as well as mathematical and statistical tools. 

You can choose electives that meet your specific learning goals, including:

  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Intermediate and Advanced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Economics of Information
  • Labour Economics
  • International Monetary Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Economics of International Trade
  • Canadian Tax Policy
  • Economic Growth and Technological Change

Who Should Take This Certificate? 

This certificate is designed for students who already possess a basic foundation in Economics, such as the concepts and theories learned in Certificate in Economics: Fundamentals, and want to build a more advanced set of knowledge and skills. 

You can use this certificate to focus on economic theory and quantitative methods, which will prepare you for deeper analysis of a variety of topics, such as Labour Economics, Environmental Economics, or Public Sector Economics. 

If you have a degree in another field, you may pursue this certificate as a stepping stone for graduate studies in Economics or a related field.

Who Teaches the Courses?

Our instructors are experts in Economics with many years of teaching experience. All hold advanced degrees and are faculty members at Toronto Metropolitan University.


Industry and Careers 

This advanced certificate can provide you with analytical skills that are in high demand in virtually every area of business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

You may find employment in roles ranging from risk analyst in a financial institution, to data analyst in a consumer goods company, to policy analyst in a government department.

Certificate Requirements

  • 1 required course
  • 3 electives*
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

*You must take 3 selections from the Electives (that you haven’t already taken as Required Courses).


Suggested Elective Groupings

Students may choose electives from a variety of areas in economics, or they may choose to focus on a specific area to achieve their individual goals. The electives may be grouped as follows:

Core Economics: CECN 301, CECN 504, CECN 600, CECN 700
International Economics: CECN 301, CECN 504, CECN 606, CECN 700, CECN 707
Macroeconomics: CECN 301CECN 600, CECN 606, CECN 808, CECN 815
Microeconomics: CECN 501, CECN 504, CECN 601, CECN 614, CECN 700, CECN 715
Applied Economics: CECN 301, CECN 605, CECN 627, CECN 702
Economic Policy: CECN 301CECN 510, CECN 703, CECN 803

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U credits (including English or  Mathematics)
    • Or With M credits


  • Mature student status



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Questions? Contact Dr. Haomiao Yu, Academic Director.

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 4799

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