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Requirements for the Business Economics Specialization


Students must complete 20 credits at Brandeis IBS through the requirements listed below to earn the Specialization in Business Economics

Group 1: Foundational (6 credits required)

ECON 207a Managerial Economics (4 credits)
ECON 211f Foundations of Econometrics (2 credits)

Group 2: Econometrics (minimum 4 credits; 8 recommended)

BUS 211f Analyzing Big Data I (2 credits) 
ECON 212f Survey of Advanced Econometric Techniques (2 credits)
ECON 261a Empirical Analysis of Trade Policy (4 credits)
ECON 311a Advanced Econometrics I (PhD level course) (4 credits)
ECON/FIN 250a Forecasting in Finance and Economics (4 credits)

Group 3: Economics (4 credits required)

ECON 135a Industrial Organization (4 credits)
ECON 181a Game Theory & Economic Applications (4 credits)
ECON 217f Game Theory and Business Strategy (2 credits)
ECON 301a Advanced Microeconomics (PhD level) (4 credits)                                 

Group 4: Electives (at least 6 credits)

Any course from the selection below or from Groups 1-3 not taken to fulfill other specialization requirements.

BUS 212f Analyzing Big Data II (2 credits)
BUS 228f Management Communication (2 credits)
BUS 253a Marketing Research: Design & Analysis (4 credits)
ECON 141b Economics of Innovation (4 credits)
ECON 205f Applied Business Cycle Analysis (2 credits)
ECON 235a Central Banking (4 credits)
ECON 236a Managing Government Debt and Deficits (4 credits)
ECON 262f Outsourcing and Off-Shoring (2 credits)
ECON 299a Master’s Project
FIN 213a Intermediate Financial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 253a Global Financial Institutions: Management & Policy (4 credits)
ALSO Any course in Groups 2 or 3 not taken to satisfy those requirements.
ALSO Cost Accounting  (offered at Brandeis IBS partner institutions; highly recommended for those interested in transfer pricing)