Course Description

Introduction to business cycles, the challenges they pose to managers and investors, and ethical dilemmas that can be encountered along the way. Concepts of values, morality, consumer rights, and corporate social responsibility, will be weighed against consumer expectations for integrity, honesty, and transparency in all levels of their commerce as well as for society in general.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand how to interpret economic data to help define where in a business cycle the economy is at a given time
  • Learn how business cycles impact the economy and investments
  • Gain awareness as to unethical behavior and how it adversely impacts those who perpetrate it




Must have completed ECON 1 - Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 2 - Principles of Macroeconomics (or equivalent courses) with a C grade or higher in each course. 

This Application for Candidacy must be completed and approved in order to enroll in this course and others within the Strategic Investments Program. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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