Course Catalog and Schedule

Macroeconomics (MECN-450-0)
1.00 Credit
TCE BidStats


This course develops a framework to help business leaders understand and act on some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the macro economy. Familiarity with macroeconomic concepts and current issues is essential for careers in consulting, asset management and investment, general management, global companies, among others.

The course balances two missions: coverage of current and recent events, and analytical skills that prepare you for future challenges. Major recent events, such as the 2008 financial crisis, the 2010 Greek debt crisis, or the Chinese currency valuation, are covered comprehensively and with an analytic perspective. Awareness of these events and understanding how they fit together enhances not just our "macroeconomic literacy" but also provides an invaluable perspective on the forces that shape the world we live in today. Insights into current and recent events are integrated with the other major mission of the course, which is to furnish you with a consistent and enduring set of frameworks to understand, anticipate and act on the issues you are likely to face in the future.

Topics covered

- Savings, investment and fiscal policy.
- Money, central banking and monetary policy.
- Business cycles and government response.
- Exchange rates, trade deficits and international capital movements
- Asset bubbles and economic and financial crises.

The course syllabus (most recent version available) gives a more detailed description about specific topics, the textbook used, and additional readings. For more information, please go to the MECN-450 course page.

All Students: MECN-430-0

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