Undergraduate students in the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy have the choice of two majors and two co-majors. Many students combine these majors with other majors to broaden their business education and enhance their career marketability.
- Economic Consulting
- Public Policy Analysis
- Business Analytics (co-major)
- Sustainable Business (co-major)
The curriculum stresses analytical and strategic thinking, forecasting techniques, and applying micro- and macroeconomics to making business decisions, solving problems, and analyzing the effect of governmental policies on the business environment.
Economic Consulting Major
Providing students with the skills for advising economic strategy under complex industry settings and market uncertainty.
Public Policy Analysis Major
Providing students with the skills for integrating domestic and international policy formation into economic strategy.
As data and analytical software continue to proliferate and improve, businesses are increasingly relying on business analytics to gain a competitive advantage or to just keep up with the competition. The business analytics co-major is designed to provide Kelley students the opportunity to complement their primary major with advanced business analytics skills, allowing them to better integrate data insights into their analyses and decision-making.
Required Courses (12 credit hours):
- G350 - Business Econometrics
- K327 - Deterministic Models in Operations Research
- K353 - Business Analytics and Modeling
- G492 - Data Analysis using Economic Modeling
Elective Courses (3 credit hours):
- F335 - Security Trading and Market Making
- F408 - Real Options and Strategic Capital Investment
- F420 - Equity and Fixed Income
- F421 - Derivative Securities and Corporate Risk Management
- M346 - Analysis and Display of Marketing Data
- M455 - Web Analytics
- A437 - Advanced Management Accounting
- G303 - Game Theory for Business Strategy
- K410 - Decision Support Systems
Firms are increasingly facing added pressures to employ more sustainable business practices. Thus, employers are placing added weight on recruiting employees that have perspective on integrating sustainability into corporate strategy. The Sustainable Business co-major takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on faculty and courses from several Kelley departments, as successful sustainable business strategy is implemented across all the functional areas of business. In this regard, the Sustainable Business co-major is designed for students who wish to complement a functional area of business with a strong background in sustainable business strategy and implementation.
Entry Class (3 credits):
Elective Courses (choose 9 credits):
- L302 - Sustainability Law and Policy
- P316 - Sustainable Operations
- W316 - Sustainable Business Reports
Capstone Course (3 credits):
If you have questions regarding the Business Economics and Public Policy program, please contact our faculty undergraduate advisor:
skreft [at] indiana [dot] edu