04-801-B3   Business Economics

Location: Africa

Units: 6

Semester Offered: Spring

Course description

Business Economics is a graduate-level course that covers a broad range of topics in the area of business and entrepreneurship. Though many class discussions will focus on IT companies, the concepts and thinking introduced in this class are applicable to companies in most sectors, including the nonprofit sector.

Learning objectives

  • Understand basic economics concepts
  • Develop a solid grasp of business concepts
  • Expose students to relevant issues within the context of business case studies and provide relevant background for future entrepreneurial experiences
  • Encourage teamwork, creativity, commitment, and ambition in the context of entrepreneurial development
  • Practice critical thinking, reading, writing, and communications skills


This class is providing a theoretical background in economics and business for the applied entrepreneurship class that succeeds it in a miniseries.

Content details

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic Economics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Financial ratios
  • Marketing
  • Product management
  • Strategy
  • Business Model




Tim Brown