The Power of Macroeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World

In this course, you will learn all of the major principles of macroeconomics normally taught in a quarter or semester course to college undergraduates or MBA students.

About The Course

In this course, you will learn all of the major principles of macroeconomics normally taught in a quarter or semester course to college undergraduates or MBA students.   

Perhaps more importantly, you will also learn how to apply these principles to a wide variety of situations in both your personal and professional lives. In this way, the Power of Macroeconomics will help you prosper in an increasingly competitive and globalized environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I receive for completing this course?

You can earn a Verified Certificate by verifying your work with a risk-free, no obligation Signature Track trial. Payment for Signature Track can be made anytime until the week before the course ends — so you’ll be more certain that you’ll earn your Verified Certificate.

If you choose not to verify your work, you can still participate in the complete course.  While your final score will be noted on your course records page, this course will not offer a Statement of Accomplishment.  

What resources will I need for this class?
The course is self-contained, with other reading material amplifying the analysis and application of economic reasoning.

Does this class prepare me for admission to an MBA program?
This course in Macroeconomics is an appropriate course for satisfying any pre-MBA requirement in macroeconomics. It can also be used in MBA programs.  (Students are advised to check with their own universities' academic advisers on the acceptance of this course for academic credit in their undergraduate and MBA programs.)

Is there an open license to the materials included in this course?
Yes, some materials are available for reuse under a Creative Commons license from the UC Irvine OpenCourseWare site.

Recommended Background

This course is suitable for everyone from advanced secondary or high school students to billion dollar hedge fund managers.  It requires no complicated mathematical training.  While a previous study of microeconomics might be useful in more quickly assimilating some of the graphical material, it is certainly not a pre-requisite.