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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Apr 21, 2023 to Apr 28, 2023
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Apr 28, 2023
UCSB Campus
North Hall
Room 1110
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course fee credit (1 units) $165.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
1 units
Section Notes

Please note that the course begins on April 21st.  At that time students will have access to course materials which they will need to review prior to the in-person class session on April 28th, 2023. 

How to Access Your Online Course:


One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) below prior to the first class meeting. Textbooks can be purchased from the vendor of your choice.

A full refund is given (less a $40 administrative fee per course) if notice of dropping from the course is received by PaCE 5 or more business days prior to the first day of instruction.  A 50% refund is given (less a $40 administrative fee) if notice of dropping from the course is received 1-4 days prior to the course start date.  See the full Drop Policy here.