Master of Science in Business Economics

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The Master of Science in Business Economics (MSBE) program provides students with cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative analytical tools culled from the disciplines worlds economics and business administration.  MSBE graduates will be able to identify competitive threats and opportunities, propose practical solutions to these challenges, and forecast the outcomes of their recommendations in fields such as commercial banking, investment management, stock brokerage, real estate, financial planning and human resource management.  The MSBE curriculum conforms to standards defined by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Learning Outcome of the Program

Graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  1. mastery of cutting-edge economic concepts, theories and tools 

  2. command of emerging developments in each subfield of specialization in business administration (management, marketing, international business, financial analysis, strategic planning) 

  3. ability to apply analytical techniques to facilitate business decisions 

  4. a keen grasp of today’s unfolding domestic and global competitive developments 

 Specifically, students gain exposure to the following  tools, concepts, theories and modeling techniques: 

  • Forecasting methodology, enabling students to dissect and predict variations in the business cycle and their resultant impact on the firm’s competitive positioning. 

  • Investment strategy, affording a heightened grasp of unfolding challenges in portfolio management. 

  • Financial management techniques, providing a context for selected financial and managerial accounting analysis in business operations. 

  • International investment, elaborating and applying financial management alternatives for multinational enterprises. 

  • Competitive positioning methodology, specifying techniques for placing a firm in its competitive environment so as to maximize its prospective profitability, market share and operational strength. 

  • Advanced quantitative methods, dissecting data and establishing a foundation for measuring, monitoring and projecting a firm’s financial position relative to its competitors.

  • Spreadsheet modeling; competitive analytics, and mathematical simulations.

  •  Strategic planning methodology, outlining the step-by-step procedures for designing and directing a company’s strategic plan, accompanied by procedures to discern from a variety of choices those decisions aimed at enhancing the firm’s prospective profitability. 

  • Productivity measurement, monitoring and forecasting, including the application of these techniques for uniting the marketing, human resource and financial functions of the firm. 

  • Interpretation and application of international tax and regulatory policies. 

  • Business ethics, embracing elements of professional responsibility, social responsibility and corporate governance.  

The overriding objective of this program is to produce graduates able to: incisively identify for their employers emerging competitive threats and opportunities; prescribe practical solutions to these challenges; forecast the outcome of their recommendations with respect to sustaining the firm’s competitive advantage and profitability. 

Required MSBE Courses

The curriculum consists of a fourteen-course, 32-credit format. The program is available in both one-year and two-year formats:

MSBE course descriptions can be found here.

MBA course descriptions can be found here.