Substitutions for Wellesley BA/MA candidates
Since some undergraduate courses cover material that is similar to content of graduate courses, students need to be aware of the specific rules regarding the following subject areas:
- If students took an accounting class at Babson or MIT before starting the BA/MA program, students cannot take FIN 212a. The Babson/MIT course will fulfill the accounting requirement, but those credits do not count towards the Brandeis IBS master's degree.
- If students are interested in taking additional accounting courses, students may take FIN 213a, a more advanced course.
- If students took ECON 323 (Wellesley College) they cannot take FIN 201a.
- ECON 323 will fulfill the Investments requirement and count for credit.
- If students are interested in more Investments (Advanced), they can take FIN 205a.
Broad Global Perspective
- ECON 201a or the Capstone course is required for the MA program
- No class may be substituted for this requirement
Applied International Macroeconomics
- If students took ECON 313 (Wellesley College) they do not have to take ECON 202a.
- ECON 313 will fulfill the International Macroeconomics requirement and count for credit.
- However, if students are interested in International Macroeconomics, they can take ECON 202a after ECON 313 as it will provide more advanced and in-depth instruction.
- If students took ECON 314 (Wellesley College) they do not have to take ECON 260a.
- ECON 314 will fulfill the International Trade requirement and count for credit.
- However, if students are interested in applications of International Trade Theory, they can take ECON 260a after ECON 314 as it will provide more advanced and in-depth instruction.
- No Wellesley College course is a substitute for this requirement.
- ECON 203 (Wellesley College) will fulfill the Quantitative Methods requirement and count for credit.
The following chart indicates Brandeis IBS MA courses for which there are Wellesley College substitutions:
|Brandeis IBS Course||Wellesley Equivalent|
ECON 207f Applied Macroeconomics I
ECON 208f Applied Macroecnomics II
|ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (does not count for credit)
OR ECON 201 Intermediate Micro Analysis
|ECON 210f Foundations of Statistics||ECON 103 Intro to Probability and Statistical Methods (does not count for credit)|
|ECON 202a Applied International Macroeconomics||ECON 313 International Macroeconomics|
|ECON 260a International Trade Policy||ECON 314 International Trade Theory|
|FIN 201a Investments||ECON 323 Finance Theory and Applications|
|FIN 212a Accounting and Financial Analysis||Since Wellesley College does not offer Accounting courses, Accounting taken at MIT or Babson will satisfy the Accounting requirement but not count for credit.|
|ECON 211f Foundations of Econometrics
ECON 212f Survey of Advanced Econometric Techniques
|ECON 203 Econometrics|