Markets & Public Policy is one of two specializations, along with Markets & Civil 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 Markets & 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 & Strat. Thinking
  • SRES 325: Public Policy & Federal Budgets
  • ENT 476: The Spirit of Entrepreneurial Capitalism
  • Elective. Choose one below:
    • SRES 315: CST & Political Economy
    • MGT 490: International Business - Developing Countries
    • SRES 470: Justice, Soc Justice and Nat'l Law
    • HSEV 203: The Economics of Energy and the Environment
    • POL 211: Intro to Political Theory
    • POL 212: Intro to International Relations
    • POL 220: Intro to Law and Politics

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.