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Requirements for the Business Economics Specialization


To earn the specialization in Business Economics, students are required to take a minimum of five semester equivalent courses (20 credits) over the course of two years. 

The courses and modules listed below apply to completing the specialization. Current course schedules and descriptions are shown in the program catalog and program guides.

Please consult with your Program Advisor to determine a course plan that incorporates this specialization.

Group 1: Foundational (both courses are required, 8 credits)

ECON 207a Managerial Economics (4 credits)
ECON 213a Applied Econometrics (4 credits)

Group 2: Econometrics (at least 4 credits; 8 credits recommended)

BUS 211f Analyzing Big Data I (2 credits) 
BUS 212f Analyzing Big Data II (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: Electives (8 credits required)

ECON 135a Industrial Organization (4 credits)
ECON 141b  Economics of Innovation (4 credits)
ECON 181a Game Theory & Economic Applications (4 credits)
ECON 217f Game Theory & Business Strategy (2 credits)
ECON 235a Central Banking (4 credits)                           
ECON 236a The Challenge of High Gov't Debt (4 credits)
ECON 262f Outsourcing and Off-Shoring (2 credits)
ECON 299a Master's Project (w/specialization approval only)
ECON 301a Advanced Microeconomics (PhD level) (4 credits)
BUS 228f Management Communication (2 credits)
BUS 253a Marketing Research: Design & Analysis (4 credits)
FIN 213a Intermediate Financial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 247a Transfer Pricing Theory & Practice (4 credits)
FIN 252f Banking, Central Banking & Int'l Finance Systems (4 credits)
FIN 253a Global Financial Institutions: Management & Policy (4 credits)
Or any course in Group 2 not taken to satisfy that requirement.
ALSO: Cost Accounting (this course is offered at partner institutions and is highly recommended for those interested in transfer pricing