The University of Manitoba MSc in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics is a two-year program with thesis and comprehensive options available.
Expected duration: 2 years
Tuition and fees: one year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)
Students in the Masters program can choose one of three streams:
- Agricultural Economics
- Environmental and Resource Economics
All students will be automatically entered into the Agricultural Economics Stream and will require approval to move into the Agribusiness or Environmental and Resource Economics streams. Within each stream there is a thesis and a comprehensive option.
Expected duration: 1 year
Tuition and fees: The Pre-Master's program is composed of undergraduate courses and students are charged per course fees. (Refer to Graduate tuition and fees.)
Students with undergraduate course deficiencies may be admitted to the Pre-master’s program to complete the background requirements.
Course requirements are set by the Graduate Associate Head to address an individual’s academic deficiencies and gain eligibility to apply to the master’s program.
Sample course offerings
- ABIZ 7310: Agricultural Economic Development
- ABIZ 7360: Current Issues in Policies Relating to Agriculture
- ABIZ 7230: Agricultural Market Regulation
- ABIZ 7140: Resource Efficiency and Allocation in Agriculture
- ABIZ 7430: Advanced Theory and Resource Economics
- ABIZ 7950: Advanced Agricultural Demand Analysis
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Students must complete 18 credit hours of coursework, with at least 9 credit hours at the 7000 level. Students in this option must submit an acceptable thesis and pass a thesis oral examination as well as present two graduate seminars open to the public.
Students must complete 27 hours of coursework with at least 18 credit hours at the 7000 level. All students in this option must complete a research paper and pass a comprehensive examination based primarily on the paper.
The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Master of Science (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
To be considered for admission to the Master of Science (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) program you must:
- Have a BSc in Agribusiness or a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Economics.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How to apply
The Master of Science (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) program has two application deadlines per year. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:
- $100 application fee (non-refundable)
- Unofficial copies of transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
- Biographical sketch
- Graduate Record Examination (optional. All students graduating from a university outside of North America are strongly advised to take the Graduate Record Examination)
Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.
Canadian and US applicants
|Term||Annual application deadline|
|Fall (September)||June 1|
|Term||Annual application deadline|
|Fall (September)||February 1|
Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.