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Concentration Requirements

DePaul’s MBA concentration in Applied Economics gives students a deeper understanding of the fundamentals that govern economic activity. Students study the forces that drive markets and the economics of the decision-making processes of business and consumers in a market system. This concentration is particularly ideal for analytically focused, logically minded students who want to hone their problem-solving abilities.

Highlights

In this concentration, you will gain the knowledge, competencies and skills to:

  • Help businesses and organizations adapt to the ever-changing economic environment.
  • Relate the domestic and global economic outlooks to your business’s or organization’s markets, as well as advanced applications for bridging strategic analysis to financial forecasts and valuation.
  • Prepare and interpret forecasts for businesses regarding optimal pricing, sales and advertising, marketing policies, purchasing, industrial relations and investment and portfolio decisions.
  • Conduct empirical analyses of business and consumer decision-making.
  • Apply evidence-based methodology to inform decisions and policy.​​

Concentration Requirements

Course Requirements

To complete this concentration, students are required to complete three graduate-level Economics courses.  ECO 502ECO 509 and ECO 555 (if taken to satisfy core requirements) are not approved for use as MBA concentration electives. 

Depending on the student's specific interests, this concentration offers two possible tracks:

  • Applied Microeconomics and Policy Analysis; and
  • The Economic Environment.

Students can take classes from either track (or a mix from both) in meeting the three-course concentration requirement.

Applied Microeconomics and Policy Analysis

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECO 507
DATA ANALYTICS I: REGRESSION ANALYSIS
ECO 516
ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR I
ECO 517
THE PUBLIC POLICY, BUSINESS, AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF GOVERNMENT
ECO 518
LABOR ECONOMICS AND LABOR RELATIONS
ECO 521
POLICY & REGULATION IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
ECO 525
STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING AND GAME THEORY
ECO 526
BUSINESS STRATEGY
ECO 528
STRATEGIES AND PROCESSES OF NEGOTIATIONS
ECO 531
BUSINESS MODELS AND INNOVATION STRATEGY
ECO 535
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND DECISION-MAKING
ECO 557
INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY & POLICY
ECO 540
THE BUSINESS OF HEALTH
ECO 541
HEALTHCARE DATA ANALYTICS
ECO 542
HEALTH ECONOMICS
ECO 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (MANAGERIAL HEALTH ECONOMICS)
ECO 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP)

The Economic Environment

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECO 500
MONEY AND FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
ECO 509
BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS
ECO 513
DEMYSTIFYING THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
ECO 521
POLICY & REGULATION IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
ECO 529
COMPETITION, STRATEGY AND ANTITRUST POLICY
ECO 558
INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS

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