MIEP Intermediate Theory Requirement

Intermediate Theory Requirements for Admitted MIEP Students

Admitted MIEP students who have joined the program must demonstrate proficiency in intermediate economic theory before taking any course with an “ECON” designation, including core MIEP requirements. Those without this demonstrated proficiency may take courses in other departments, including Elliott School courses with an IAFF designation. 

MIEP students are strongly encouraged to satisfy this intermediate requirement before beginning classes.  Failure to do so will delay progress towards completing the degree.

Students may demonstrate intermediate proficiency in the following three ways: 

1) Completion of an intermediate microeconomics and intermediate macroeconomics with a B- or better at an accredited university or college within two years prior to matriculation. 

2) Successful completion of the Elliott School (non-credit) online intermediate economics program. This program is offered during the summer by the Institute for International Economic Policy. Each program lasts about eight weeks and costs $300 per program.  See the MIEP Intermediate Theory Programs for more details. 

3) Passing a proficiency exam administered by the MIEP program, normally scheduled in the week prior to the begin of the fall and spring semesters. 

Contact [email protected] for more information about this requirement.