Business & Public Policy is one of two specializations, along with Business & Society, offered by our interdisciplinary faculty group with expertise in economics, political science, philosophy, and related disciplines. Courses, which engage contemporary debates and cutting-edge research, explore the moral foundations of the free society and the market and non-market conditions for human flourishing. The specialization begins with a sequence of coursework in Foundations of Economic Thought, and is rounded out with signature courses on Game Theory & Strategic Thinking and Public Policy & Federal Budgets. Elective courses are available in Advanced Topics in Economic Thought and other complementary areas. 

The Business & Public Policy specialization is an invigorating stand-alone program, but also may be paired with any of the other specializations. It is especially suitable for students interested in law, policy, research, journalism, communications, public service, health care, and entrepreneurship. As a more theoretical program, it is also an excellent choice for students interested in minoring outside the business school, or interested in a double major with one of our 12 other schools.

Specialization courses include:

  • SRES 260: Game Theory & Strategic Thinking
  • SRES 325: Public Policy & Fiscal Budgets
  • MGT 340: Spirit of Enterprise
  • Elective*

University Requirements

Students must also complete the core university requirements, specific to their major, in order to complete their degree. Business students are required to complete courses which include: philosophy, theology, humanities, literature, writing and composition, and free electives.

See complete degree requirements, including business and liberal arts requirements.