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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May 06, 2024 to May 09, 2024
9:00AM to 1:00PM
May 10, 2024
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 Monday, May 6th.  At that time students will have access to course materials which they will need to review before the in-person class session on Friday, May 10th, 2024. 

Steps to Enroll

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Registration Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM PT on Wed May 8th.  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):

No refunds after 05/05/24

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 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.