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
Introduction to Business Economics and Public 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.
The Economics and Financing of Health Care Delivery
Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Industries
Health Policy: Health Care Reform and the Future of the American Health 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
1

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
ECON 010Introduction to Economics for Business 11
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 110 Calculus for Wharton Students
Business
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Management Communication: Persuasive Speaking and Writing for Business0.5
WH301Teamwork/Interpersonal Dynamics0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
Fundamentals
ACCT 101Principles of Accounting I1
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting1
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
Select one course1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
Select one course1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Humanities
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Writing
Critical Writing Seminar1
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Additional Requirements
Second semester-level Foreign Language
PennSTART
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Total Course Units33
1

For students who take ECON 001 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 002 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of ECON 010 Introduction to Economics for Business of these courses can be slotted for ECON 010 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.

2

Two can double-count as General Education Distribution courses. 


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.