Undergraduate Economics Course List

Courses offered by the undergraduate economics program are available to all Carnegie Mellon students. Our courses are sequenced and each builds upon the theory, data-analytic methods and subject areas mastered in lower level courses. The format of courses varies depending on topic and level. Introductory courses typically consist of lectures and recitations. Intermediate and advanced courses tend to be a blend of lectures and seminars, project courses and colloquiums. Directed independent study is possible for students who wish for deeper, self-directed study. 

Our courses complement all Carnegie Mellon undergraduate degrees and are included in the general education programs of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science and School of Computer Science.

We offer two introductory-level courses that are available to the entire university population: Principles of Economics (73-100) and Environmental Economics (73-148). A third introductory course, Freshman Seminar in Economics (73-101), is available only to students in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. None of these courses assume a background of economics.

We offer four intermediate-level courses: Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis (73-230), Intermediate Macroeconomics Analysis (73-240), History of Money and Monetary Analysis (73-375) and Fundamentals of Statistical Modeling (73-407). 

The remaining courses offered are considered advanced topics, data-analytic and theory courses.

    • 00839 Operations Management Project

    • 45601 LIW - Crossing the Creative Divide: Using design thinking to foster innovation

      Crossing the Creative Divide: Using design thinking to foster innovation Instructors: Profs. Mark Baskinger and Bruce Hanington, CMU School of Design   Leading innovation requires an understanding of design thinking methods. This module introduces design thinking m... Read More
    • 45602 LIW - Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

      Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Instructor: Prof. Ron Placone, Business Communication, Tepper School   Is technical expertise enough?  Do you possess the interpersonal skills and intrapersonal qualities required for excellence at work – most especially leadership? Participants in this w... Read More
    • 45603 LIW - Fine Tune Your Accent: Make Yourself a More Accessible Leader in the U.S. Audience

      Fine Tune Your Accent:  Make Yourself a More Accessible Leader for U.S. Audiences (A Workshop Developed Exclusively for English-As-A-Second-Language [ESL] Students) Instructor: Peggy Heidish, Director, CMU Intercultural Communication Center Are you confident that your me... Read More
    • 45605 LIW - Intercultural Awareness

      Intercultural Awareness Instructor: Sylvia Vogt, Director, Carnegie Bosch Institute, Tepper School Have you ever worked with someone from another culture and found their behavior to be mystifying or perha... Read More
    • 45606 LIW - Making Change Happen

        Making Change Happen Instructor: Laura Maxwell, Accelerate Leadership Coach, Tepper School   Resistance to change is major challenge for leaders in organizations. Participants will develop their ability to drive change by understanding the importance of involving stakeholders, dealing wi... Read More
    • 45608 LIW-Leadership & the Sexes

    • 45695 Spanish for Managers II

    • 45696 Mandarin for Managers II

    • 45697 German, Language and Culture

    • 45698 China Language and Culture

    • 45700 Financial and Managerial Accounting I

      This course is the first of two required accounting courses, designed to provide MBA students with a solid foundation in accounting. The course introduces students to (1) corporate financial statements and (2) basic cost concepts and their uses. By the end of the course, students will have... Read More
    • 45701 Financial and Managerial Accounting II

      “The objective of this course is to provide the student with the ability to use accounting information to make longer-term planning and control decisions. In this second course in accounting, we focus mainly on performance evaluation, taking into account the measurement and incentive implicati... Read More
    • 45710 Managerial Economics

      This course presents the basic concepts of microeconomics theory with an emphasis on business applications. The approach of microeconomics is to solve an economic problem by modeling it as an optimization problem; the solution to the optimization problems then interpreted in terms of the original ec... Read More
    • 45711 Global Economics

      Description: This class is designed to give you some insight into the enormous differences in economic environments faced by businesses around the world: how the environment in the United States differs from that in (say) France, China, or Mexico. We will view the world through the lens of open e... Read More
    • 45720 Finance I

      Finance  and financial markets are the mechanism that the economy uses to allocate resources across time and shape and share risks.  Much of this activity takes place through corporations.  The Finance I class will look at finance primarily through the lens of corporations and corpora... Read More
    • 45730 Marketing Management

      This course provides an introduction to the field of marketing and experience in analyzing situations that marketing managers encounter. The course emphasizes marketing principles, analysis and strategy. Topics include marketing management, buyer behavior, product policy, pricing, distribution, adve... Read More
    • 45740 Managing People and Teams

      Teams are increasingly used to innovate and implement in a variety of organizational settings. This course is designed to improve your effectiveness as a manager by introducing you to concepts for understanding individuals and teams in organizations. Students will be exposed to cutting edg... Read More
    • 45741 Managing Networks and Organizations

      This course is designed to improve your effectiveness a manager by introducing you to social network concepts and tools as they apply to organizations. A central objective of the course is understanding organizational structure, behavior, dynamics, and environment. You will develop the skills to und... Read More
    • 45745 Ethics and Leadership

      This course is designed to enable students to understand how individuals may make mistakes in ethical decision-making, foster their ability to reason carefully and thoroughly about the ethical implications of managing organizations and people, and to help them more persuasively communicate that reas... Read More