Managerial Economics and Business Analysis, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Business Tools for Successful Execution. Apply economic theory and analytical tools to make effective business decisions with this Managerial Economics and Business Analysis Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois.

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The Managerial Economics and Business Analysis  Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois involves an in-depth analysis of an actual business situation in which you will examine the global economic environment of a business. The final project will be a business plan that uses statistical tools and economic theory to create a comprehensive analysis of the microeconomic and macroeconomic environment in which the focal company operates.

What you will learn

  • Analyze macroeconomic and microeconomic variables at the firm and country levels.
  • Assess market characteristics and firm level behaviors as frameworks for making business decisions.
  • Explore asymmetries and externalities as forms of market failure and as best practices for equilibrium outcomes within market structures.
  • Create a business plan that requires the application of data analysis tools and interpretations of statistical findings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Firm Level Economics: Consumer and Producer Behavior
  • Firm Level Economics: Markets and Allocations
  • Country Level Economics: Macroeconomic Variables and Markets
  • Country Level Economics: Policies, Institutions, and Macroeconomic Performance
  • Exploring and Producing Data for Business Decision Making
  • Inferential and Predictive Statistics for Business
  • Managerial Economics and Business Analysis Capstone

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Beginner Level
  • Some familiarity with economic reasoning and concepts is recommended.

Tuition Fee

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