You’ll study with prize-winning faculty who continue to shape the field of economics and graduate with a deep understanding of the principles and fundamentals that govern business, well prepared to apply that knowledge to any job in any industry—throughout your career.

Choose Your Courses

To complete an MBA economics concentration, you’ll choose four economics courses to match your interests. Here are just a few of the options.

To see more economics courses, visit our course catalog and search by concentration area for your program of interest.

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Our Distinguished Faculty in This Area

Chicago Booth faculty are groundbreaking researchers who are recognized around the world for pioneering many of the economic concepts that govern business and public policy. They’re also dedicated teachers and mentors who will work closely with you to help you reach your goals.

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Eric Budish

Paul G. McDermott Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship and Centel Foundation/Robert P. Reuss Faculty Scholar

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Erik Hurst

Frank P. and Marianne R. Diassi Distinguished Service Professor of Economics; Deputy Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow

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Spotlight on Research

Our economics faculty are conducting research that’s making significant contributions to the field. Chicago Booth Review frequently writes about their work.

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Learn from Industry Experts

Faculty members at Booth are connected to some of the most important leaders across industry. Our faculty regularly invite these leading practitioners and influencers to speak to students in the Booth classroom, providing you with greater access to learn, network, and grow.

Learn from Industry Experts

Our Research Centers

Chicago Booth economics students have access to several interdisciplinary centers that fund research, host workshops and conferences, and foster a strong research community.


Beyond the Classroom

Develop new skills, meet new people, and build a dynamic global network. As an MBA student in economics at Booth, you’ll have many opportunities to get involved in research centers, student groups, competitions, and other activities.

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Economic Outlook

This annual event provides a forum for our pathbreaking thought leaders to confront the future, evaluate emerging trends, and share key insights that help reframe our understanding of the world to come.

Economic Outlook