2021-2022 Academic Catalog

MBA in Business Administration: Applied Economics

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Program Description

The applied economics concentration of the MBA program provides a solid foundation in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and cultivates data analysis skills. Students are able to apply the knowledge they gain to a variety of problems in business, public policy and behavioral analysis. 

Students in this concentration:

  • Identify and describe economic problems in a variety of business, government and nonprofit settings.
  • Communicate analyses in a clear and coherent manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Apply the theoretical tools of microeconomics and macroeconomics and appropriate quantitative and econometric tools to find a solution to economic problems.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Stephanie Adam

Delivery Mode

Blended or 100% Online


Cal U's business and economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn.


Course Credits
Core Courses  
MBA 700  Business Foundations 3
MBA 710  Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 3
MBA 720  Leading the Enterprise 3
MBA 730  Managerial Decision Making 3
MBA 740  Business, Government and Society 3
MBA 750  MBA Capstone 3
Course Options (Specialized Courses)  
ECO 710  Advanced Microeconomics 3
ECO 720  Advanced Macroeconomics 3
ECO 730  Applied Econometric Analysis 3
BUS 740  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling 3
Business Electives (500-level or higher ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MBA, MGT, MIS or MKT) 6
Total 36

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