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
Business in the Global Political Environment.
Housing Markets
Firms, Markets and Public Policy.
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.
Nations, Politics, and Market
Business Insurance and Estate Planning.
Fundamentals of Actuarial Science I
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
Decision Processes
Enabling Technologies
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First-Year Foundations
ECON 010Introduction to Economics for Business 11
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 110 Calculus for Wharton Students
Critical Writing Seminar1
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Business Communication for Impact0.5
WH 3010.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 101Accounting and Financial Reporting1
ACCT 102Strategic Cost Analysis1
BEPP 250Managerial Economics1
FNCE 100Corporate Finance1
FNCE 101Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 100Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 101 Law and Social Values
MGMT 101Introduction To Management1
MKTG 101Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 101An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 101Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 102Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
One course unit required1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
One course unit required1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Second semester-level foreign language
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Total Course Units33

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.