Online Economic Principles Programs

For Elliott School Students Requiring a Full Introductory Course

Students required by the Elliott School Admissions Office to take a complete introductory course in economics (either a combined micro/macro course or a separate micro or a separate macro course) before matriculating in the Elliott School may use one of the programs below to satisfy their prerequisites upon satisfactory completion of the work. Students do not receive academic credit for these programs.

These courses include pre-recorded lectures, weekly online office hours, weekly graded homework and quizzes. Topics covered in microeconomics can be found here and here for macroeconomics.  The recommended textbook is Greg Mankiw’s Principles of Economics (older editions will suffice).

Students who have taken economics in the past normally would not take these full programs.  They should take the assesments exam available here and then consider participating the self-guided and self-paced online review programs available here.

MICRO- AND MACROECONOMICS (COMBINED)

An online combined micro- and macroeconomics principles program will start on June 1 and will end by August 19. Successful completion of this program will satisfy Elliott School minimum economics prerequisites for students who have no introductory economics background. The cost of this combined micro- and macroeconomics course is $1,300.

  • A tentative syllabus is available here
  • An introduction video for the two parts of this course can be found here(for microeconomics) and here(for macroeconomics).
  • A sample microeconomics video is available here.
  • A sample macroeconomics video is available here.
  • More information about registration and payment is available here.
MICROECONOMICS PRINCIPLES

This five-week online microeconomics program can satisfy the minimum Elliott School microeconomics prerequisite. (This is the first half of the full principles course listed above.) The program will cost $850. The first session of the program begins on June 1 and ends on July 14th.  Students instead may participate beginning on July 15 and ending with an exam due by August 19. 

  • A tentative syllabus is available here.
  • An introduction video for the two parts of this course can be found here.
  • A sample microeconomics video is available here.
  • More information about registration and payment is available here.
MACROECONOMICS PRINCIPLES

This five-week online macroeconomics program can satisfy the minimum Elliott School macroeconomics prerequisite. (This is the second half of the full principles course listed above.) The program will cost $850. The first session of the program begins on June 1 and ends on July 14th.  Students instead may participate beginning on July 15 and ending on August 19. 

  • A tentative syllabus is available here.
  • A sample macroeconomics video is available here
  • An introduction video for macroeconomics can be found here.
  • More information about registration and payment is available here

Student reviews:

“Without question, the lessons and material prepared me for international economics…I would certainly recommend to all future Elliott Students.”  

“Overall the program was very well done… I was able to easily adapt the course to my schedule and encountered no issues with taking the course while in China.”

“The program was easy to access, helpful in learning the material, and most convenient for incoming Elliott students. I liked the videos because I could pause and replay certain sections that I had trouble understanding.”