The Department of Economics at McMaster University strives for excellence in research and teaching. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that provide training in economic theory and quantitative methods. Students acquire analytical and decision-making skills applicable to a wide range of career opportunities.
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The degree has greatly built a foundation for my future career and personal developments. It motivates and encourages me to embark on a self-learning journey that I would not have started otherwise. I was also able to explore different topic areas that were quite interesting to me personally while doing my undergrad, which helped in my personal research that really contributed to my career path.
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I loved my time at McMaster. I truly felt like a part of a community, at both the Economics Department and McMaster more generally. The faculty at the Economics Department were genuinely interested and cared about me and my research interests and ambitions. Without their support, as well as the friendships that I made with other students, I would not have had such a wonderful and successful experience at McMaster.