The Food and Resource Economics (FRE) Group offers both a research master's degree, the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Economics, and a professional master's degree, the Master of Food and Resource Economics (M.F.R.E.). The M.Sc. is designed for careers where research is a main component, while the M.F.R.E. is designed for careers in industry or government.
In both degrees, coursework provides students with rigorous training in applied economics and quantitative methods. In the M.Sc., students develop specialized research skills by working with faculty throughout UBC on important real-world issues. In the M.F.R.E., students combine applied economics with policy analysis and agribusiness management, enabling them to analyze issues in the food and resource sectors.
FRE faculty members have direct experience working in the food and resource sectors, both domestically and internationally in Europe and Asia, particularly with developing countries.
The MFRE degree uniquely combines applied economics with policy analysis and agribusiness management. The program is geared towards graduates and professionals looking to sharpen their skill-sets with more advanced economics, business analysis tools, and real world applications. MFRE courses are offered by faculty members and executives from industry and government, working in the food and resource sectors.
There are more than 150 UBC MFRE alumni from 30 countries across the globe that now hold a world-recognized degree from The University of British Columbia, and the number continues to grow. Many enter the program with several years of work experience, and come from a broad range of backgrounds including economics, commodity trading, agricultural production/processing, corporate finance, management consulting, marketing, and span the corporate, non-profit, and government worlds
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$7,121.55||$13,789.81|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||Not applicable|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$923.38 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
|Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)|