Macroeconomics for Management (self-paced online)

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This eight-week online program offers you the opportunity to explore macroeconomics from a business perspective, guided by renowned economist Professor Roberto Rigobon.

This program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Please register on the GetSmarter website.

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Macroeconomics for Management (self-paced online)
Certificate Track: Strategy and Innovation
Location: online
Tuition: $2,800
Program Days (for ACE Credit) 2

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"An understanding of macroeconomics is fundamental to acting responsibly in industry, government, and as an individual." ― Roberto Rigobon


Based on our in-person program, Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives, the online program offers those who would previously be limited in accessing the on-campus course the opportunity to engage with a portion of the content in a flexible and personalized way, through a highly collaborative and supportive online environment. Participants will explore the purpose and impact of macroeconomic policies, and consider a range of factors influencing large-scale, global economics.


Using both current and historical case studies, you’ll be introduced to key macroeconomic concepts, including the roles of central banks and governments, the creation and mitigation of financial crises, and the macroeconomic policies shaping international trade, among others. You’ll also be encouraged to consider the impact of new and emerging technologies such as cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence, while engaging in problem-solving scenarios and interactive discussions. By examining the effect of these influences on business, you’ll develop an intuition for macroeconomic trends that can be applied in the real world.

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6 weeks (excluding orientation)

Entirely online

Self-paced learning

6-8 hours/week*

*The recommended weekly time commitment for core content is 4-5 hours, taking into account the busy lifestyles of working professionals, with an additional 2-3 hours recommended for non-compulsory weekly extension activities, should you have the time. Each module is released weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning. You’ll be supported as you engage in individual activities and group discussions, ensuring you feel confident to submit your best work at each weekly deadline.

Don't Lie to Me, Argentina

In this MIT Sloan Data Made to Matter podcast episode, Roberto Rigobon discusses the Billion Prices Project which uses online data collected from around the world to conduct economic research. Their goal is to measure every aspect of life accurately, starting with the real rate of inflation in Argentina.