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Economics for Business

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2 months
2800 USD/year
2800 USD/year
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Large-scale economic trends can have a profound effect on businesses of all sizes, whether it’s inflation, governmental policy, or changes in market demand. The Economics for Business short course is offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


In order for contemporary organizations to remain competitive, executives must account for the impact in their strategic decision-making. This Economics for Business short course offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers you the opportunity to explore economics from a business perspective, guided by renowned economist Professor Roberto Rigobon. 

You’ll be exposed to an engaging mix of case studies, narratives, and problem-solving activities designed to build your understanding of macroeconomics. On completion, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to interpret and manage economic change within your organization.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • Tools and frameworks to navigate the economic forces affecting your business
  • The ability to identify and evaluate macroeconomic variables, policies, and financial indicators, and account for these events in your decision making
  • A critical intuition for macroeconomic trends developed through problem-based learning and led by world-renowned economist, Professor Roberto Rigobon

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Global Economy
  • Consumer Confidence and Policy Effects
  • Currencies, crises, and cryptos
  • Measuring Economic Health: The Current Account
  • Measuring Economic Health: The Labor Market
  • Economic shocks
  • Social and Political Factors
  • Creating economic sustainability

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 6 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced, Semi-structured

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • No formal requirements necessary. 
  • Participants do however need access to a computer and the internet, as well as have an active email account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2800 USD per year during 2 months.
  • National

    2800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2800 USD per year during 2 months.


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