COURSES

Exploring the World of Business

Develops an appreciation for key foundational business concepts, gains familiarity with the major business disciplines, and forms a professional development plan. 

Principles of Microeconomics

Emphasizes various macroeconomic theories and related policies. Includes money, banking, and the macroeconomic effects of the global economy.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduces the study of markets and the behavior of household and business units. Special attention is paid to the role of competition in determining market performance.

Introduction to Business Statistics

Introduction to statistical inference, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

Economies in Transition

The course considers the economic histories of three countries in particular—the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), India, and China—and how they are transitioning from centrally planned control economies mostly closed to foreign trade to decentralized market economies mostly open to foreign trade.

Behavioral Economics

This course seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of how behavioral economics is applied in the laboratory, field, and corporate world.

Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions

Provide theoretical and analytical tools of economics that are useful in decision making by managers.

Game Theory and Mechanism Design

Provides students a firm foundation in traditional game theory and mechanism design. Game theory is the language of mathematizing interactions between individual decision-makers, but it can also be used to mathematize decisions more abstractly.

Entrepreneurial Experience

Overview of the study of entrepreneurship, including its economic foundations, the principles of venture creation, financial sources of capital, and strategy/business plan creation. 

International Financial Management

Studies the international financial and monetary system, emphasizing currency markets.

First-year Seminar: The Business of You

Develops an appreciation for the market process, and its limitations, as it affects individuals, businesses, and society in an evolving economy with diverse cultures and ways of living.

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