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Fourth Year Bridge Program

For students with a 3 Year Undergraduate Degree, the College of Business and Economics offers a Fourth Year Bridge Program in Economics.

Students should take the following courses, unless they demonstrate (to the program director’s satisfaction) that they have already passed a similar course with a grade B or better.

  • MATH 180 Mathematics for Business with Calculus
  • ECON 210 Quantitative Methods for Economists
  • ECON 300 Microeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 301 Microeconomic Theory II 
  • ECON 305 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 310 Introduction to Econometrics

Students should take at least 6 courses in all. If they have free courses, because they’ve already taken some of these, recommended further classes (depending on interest) are:

  • ECON 306 Money, Banking, & Financial Intermediaries
  • ECON 400 Game Theory
  • Any economics elective
  • Any prerequisite for QBM electives if they plan to pursue the QBM concentration
  • Any math, statistics, or computer science course
  • With the permission of the program director, courses in the MS program (not for MS credit, but such courses would not have to be repeated)

For Questions please contact the Graduate Student Success and Service Center at or 510-885-2419.

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