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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.

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.

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.

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Undergraduate 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.
  • Individuals who wish to use this certificate to focus on economic theory and quantitative methods, which will prepare them for deeper analysis of a variety of topics, including labour economics, environmental economics, or public sector economics. 
  • University graduates with a degree in another field may pursue this certificate as a stepping stone for 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:

  • Canadian tax policy
  • Econometrics
  • Economic growth and technological change
  • Economics of information
  • Economics of international trade
  • Environmental economics
  • Game theory
  • Industrial organization
  • Intermediate and advanced microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • International monetary economics
  • Labour economics
  • Mathematics for economics
  • Public sector economics

Certificate Requirements

  • 1 required courses
  • 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).


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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