MBA in Business Economics

Online MBA in Business Economics

In a world where even local events have global impact, the study of business economics can be crucial for future leaders. With an MBA in Business Economics from the Forbes School of Business® at Ashford University, you will develop the skills you need to formulate business strategies to meet the challenge of the markets. The MBA in Business Economics reinforces the natural relationship between economics and finance. Through three specific courses of the Business Economics specialization, you will study economic forces that impact business, from employment and inflation to monetary and fiscal policy.

Earn your MBA with Business Economics specialization online

It makes good sense to earn your business economics focused degree while you continue to perform your current profession. Use Ashford online tools and mobile applications to stay connected to courses in your online business economics focused degree no matter where business takes you. Get started earning your online MBA today.

What is an MBA in Business Economics?

An MBA in Business Economics is a Master's degree in business administration with a focus on the economic concepts and practices that impact today’s businesses. Coursework in micro- and macroeconomics, financial analysis, business statistics, fiscal policy, and market structure prepares graduates with a Business Economics MBA for high-level, decision-making positions like executive director, analytics manager, management or market research analyst, and financial consultant.

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Business Economics MBA Courses

(9 credits, each course is 3 credits)

To achieve your MBA in Business Economics, you must complete these three courses of the Business Economics specialization in addition to the core MBA courses.

BUS 668 Macroeconomics of Financial Markets
This course examines the monetary aspects of production, spending, borrowing, and lending decisions, organization, performance and scope of services provided by financial markets and institutions, and the powers of the Federal Reserve System to use monetary policy and limits to credit expansion. The regulatory and globalization aspects and relevance of market behavior to the financial system are also examined.

BUS 669 Managerial Economic Analysis
Managerial economics introduces the basic principles of economic analysis as applied to managerial decisions to determine how an organization can achieve its aims most efficiently. This course applies statistical and quantitative tools and the methodological approaches commonly used by economists to business problems as demand estimation, product pricing, profit maximizing level of output, cost minimizing level of input use, and forecasting.

BUS 689 Market Structure & Firm Strategy
This course focuses on the study of markets, laws, and government regulations used to smooth significant market imperfections, especially the problems caused by market structure and market power. The course further examines how firms formulate business strategies and activities to position themselves for profit advantage. This course is cumulative in nature, integrating knowledge and information attained while completing the entire MBA/Business Economics curriculum. In addition, the capstone project requires the generation and presentation of an industry economic analysis.

If this online MBA specialization fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.