Economics Prerequisite

While completed coursework in economics is not a requirement to apply to the Monterey Institute, we strongly recommend that students preparing to enter the program complete their economics study before matriculating to MIIS.  

Economics Prerequisite by Program

  • International Policy and Development (IPD) students must demonstrate proficiency in micro and macroeconomics before registering for International Economics: Trade (IPSG 8502) and Development Economics (IPSG 8551). Students must demonstrate proficiency only in macroeconomics to register for International Economics II: Currency Cash Flow Crisis (IPSG 8503).
  • Public Administration (MPA) students must demonstrate proficiency in micro and macroeconomics before registering for International Economics: Trade (IPSG 8502), Development Economics (IPSG 8551), or Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (IEPG 8542).Students must demonstrate proficiency only in macroeconomics to register for International Econ II: Currency Cash Flow Crisis (IPSG 8503).
  • International Trade and Economic Diplomacy (ITED) students must demonstrate proficiency in micro and macroeconomics before registering for International Financial and Capital Markets and Trade, Theory, and Practice.
  • International Environmental Policy (IEP) students must demonstrate proficiency in microeconomics prior to taking Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (IEPG 8542).
  • Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) students must demonstrate proficiency in macroeconomics before registering for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (NPTG 9555). This course is not required for the degree, but is of interest to many students in this field.

Meet Your Prerequisite

You can satisfy the economics prerequisite in two ways:

  • Provide transcripts showing completion of introductory micro and macro economics courses in the last three years. You must have earned a B or better in these courses.
  • Pass a preparatory intensive economics course offered at the Monterey Institute.

Economics Preparation Courses

    The Economics Preparation courses are offered twice a year. Once in January and once in August. The dates and times for these courses are below.

To register, new students will need to submit an Economics Preparation Registration Form with payment to the Record's Office in the Casa Fuente Building. You may submit the form via fax, email, or in person. To pay by credit card please submit your form to the Record's Office and then call the Cashier's Office at (831) 647-6434 to provide credit card information.

  Spring 2015 Economics Preparation Registration Form 

  Summer 2015 Economics Preparation Registration Form 

If you are a continuing student, please sign up for the course via BannerWeb during the active registration periods.

 Payments and registration must be submitted one week prior to the start of each course.  No refunds or cancellations will be permitted after this deadline. Please note for the Spring Offering of Micro Economics, the deadline is December 19, 2014 due to Holiday Break. 

*** Please note that students cannot receive additional financial aid for these costs. For further questions in regards to this matter, please call the Financial Aid Office at (831) 647-4119.

 

Course Schedule Spring 2015 (January Offering):

MICRO: ECPR 8500A

MACRO: ECPR 8501 A

Dates: Monday-Friday, January 5-9, 2015

Professor: Jason Scorse

Fee: $450.00 

Registration and Payment Deadline: December 19, 2014
 

 Dates: Monday-Friday, January 12-16, 2015

Professor: Moyara Ruehsen 

Fee: $450.00 

Registration and Payment Deadline: January 5, 2015

Course Schedule Summer 2015: 

MICRO: ECPR 8500A

MACRO: ECPR 8501 A

Dates: Thursday-Monday, August 6-10, 2015

Professor: Jason Scorse

Fee: $450.00 

Registration and Payment Deadline: July 30,2015
 

 Dates: Wednesday-Sunday, August 12-16, 2015

Professor: Moyara Ruehsen 

Fee: $450.00 

Registration and Payment Deadline: August 5, 2015

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan, edition 2002 or 2010.Required Book

ISBN: 978-0-393-33764-8

Please have the entire book read prior to the start of your first course. Additional reading materials will be available via EReserve.

Syllabi (Most Recent Syllabi On Record):  

Micro Economics January 2015: Micro Economic Syllabus Summer 2014Micro Economics Syllabus January 2015
Macro Economics January 2015: Macro Economics Syllabus January 2015