Information for Undergraduates on IBS Courses
BUS courses numbered below 100 are intended for undergraduates. These courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirements of the business minor. In some cases, these courses also count as electives for the economics minor and as lower-level electives for the economics major. Currently, BUS 75a, BUS 92a and BUS 98 do not count for the economics major or minor.
ECON 311a, 301a, 302a, 303a, 304a, and FIN 301a are Ph.D. courses that are open to undergraduates who have completed 80a, 82b and 83a and have strong math backgrounds. These courses count as upper-level electives for the economics concentration.
Other IBS courses are generally not appropriate for undergraduates other than students in the joint B.A./M.A. program, and generally do not count as electives for the economics major, economics minor or business minor. If there is a specific course that you wish to take, you should talk to the instructor. Undergraduates who have satisfied the prerequisites may be admitted if space is available.
B.A./M.A. students should be aware that the MAief core courses ECON 202a, FIN 201a and ECON 260a are roughly equivalent to ECON 161a, 171a and 160a, respectively. For students in the joint B.A./M.A. program, these courses can be counted towards the economics major upper-level elective requirement.
All IBS courses require the permission of the instructor for undergraduates (other than B.A./M.A. students) to enroll.