Business Economics and Public Policy, BS

The Business Economics and Public Policy concentration offers a wide range of courses for students interested in the role of economics in business, competition and public policy. Our courses specialize in market structure and competition, insurance and risk management, behavioral economics, energy, public finance, business & international politics, and business and development. A concentration in Business Economics and Public Policy is vital for students planning a career in consulting, the public sector, industries with a high social impact factor, and anyone with a general interest in how economics interacts with law, policy, and politics. 

BEPP Concentration

Business Economics and Public Policy Fundamentals
Select one of the following:1
Public Finance and Policy
Game Theory for Business and Life
Risk Management
Business Economics and Public Policy Electives
Select three of the following: 13
Consumer Financial Decision Making
Business in the Global Political Environment.
Housing Markets
Economic Analysis of Law
Nonprofit Sector: Economic Challenges and Strategic Responses.
Behavioral Economics, Markets, and Public Policy
Urban Fiscal Policy
Consumers, Firms and Markets in Developing Countries
International Housing Comparisons
Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
Environmental & Energy Economics and Policy
Applied Data Analysis
Economic Globalization: Policy, History and Contemporary Issues
Business Insurance and Estate Planning.
The Economics and Financing of Health Care Delivery
Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries
Health Care Reform and the Future of the American Health Care System
Health Services Delivery: A Managerial Economic Approach
Investment Management
Financial Derivatives
International Financial Markets and Cryptocurrencies
Decision Processes
Enabling Technologies
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

At least two of the electives need to be BEPP courses and could include the remaining two BEPP Fundamentals. Additional course substitutions require the approval of the BEPP department’s undergraduate advisor.

Other Wharton Requirements

First-Year Foundations
BEPP 1000Introductory Economics for Business Students 11
MATH 1400Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 1100 Calculus for Wharton Students
Critical Writing Seminar1
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Leadership Journey
WH 1010Business and You0.5
WH 2010Business Communication for Impact0.5
MGMT 3010Teamwork and Interpersonal Influence0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 1010Accounting and Financial Reporting1
ACCT 1020Strategic Cost Analysis1
BEPP 2500Managerial Economics1
FNCE 1000Corporate Finance1
FNCE 1010Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 1000Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 1010 Law and Social Values
MKTG 1010Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 1010An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 1010Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 1020Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
One course unit required1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
One course unit required1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Foreign Language1
Second semester-level course or equivalent required1
At least one course unit required1
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
At least one course unit required1
Social Science
At least one course unit required1
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Three course units required 23
Unrestricted Electives
Five course units required5
Total Course Units33

For students who take ECON 0100 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 0200 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of BEPP 1000 Introductory Economics for Business Students of these courses can be slotted for BEPP 1000 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.


Two can double-count as Humanities; Natural Science, Math & Engineering; Social Science; or Flex Gen Ed.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.