Economics: Macroeconomics 101 for Managers and Executives

Learn fundamental MBA-level principles for business: outsourcing/offshoring, fiscal & monetary policy + more from Eazl.
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12,606 students
Economics: Macroeconomics 101 for Managers and Executives
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (933 ratings)
12,606 students
Make informed offshoring decisions
Interpret key economic indicators
Understand the dynamics of comparative advantage
Understand the nature and behavior of financial crises
Think about environmental stewardship issues from an economic perspective
Predict likely actions of central banks and governments


  • Students do not need any formal training in economics to benefit from the course.

Learn how to interpret changing macroeconomic conditions and leverage macro-level frameworks in a course that's similar to the Macroeconomics for Managers course in MIT's Advanced Management Training Program.

Key Macroeconomic Issues for Managers and Executives

  • Learn how to interpret and use the critical macroeconomic signals.
  • Understand how to analyze comparative advantages and offshoring decisions.
  • Learn how to manage risk and see opportunities in environmental limits.
  • Find and use relevant economic data and make better decisions.

A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips

As you transition to roles of increasing responsibility, being able to interpret and use macroeconomic data will make you a valuable asset to any managerial team. Knowing what data matters and where to find it will enable you to take public data, make it meaningful, and use it to inform decisions that will impact you and your organization.

Macroeconomics Made Accessible

Suitable for people with no formal training in economics, this course is fun to watch, offers hands-on tutorials, and includes interviews with two of the leading American economic journalists of our time—Mike “Mish" Shedlock and Charles Hugh Smith. Each learning module will equip you with a framework that you can use to contribute to big decisions and high-level conversations.

Starting with a deconstructed look at what GDP is and why it matters, the course introduces the key macroeconomic concepts that matter to managers. You'll learn about monetary policy. Government spending. Interest rates. Then, we'll look at what drives comparative advantages and offshoring decisions.

The course wraps up with a look at environmental limits. This framework will enable you to understand issues about sustainability, corporate responsibility, and ecological benefits through an economic lens. Finally, you have access to “over the shoulder" tutorials as we collect easy-to-find economic research and use the Eazl macroeconomic resource bank to find and download more nuanced sources of public data.

Who this course is for:
  • New managers transitioning from a production-oriented role to a leadership role.
  • Executives looking to build a macroeconomic framework for making decisions or to contextualize their economic training through business applications of the key macro concepts.
  • This course applies macroeconomic concepts for business and would not be ideal for students looking to learn the more academic side of economics.
Course content
5 sections • 13 lectures • 49m total length
  • Welcome to the Course
  • Access to the Private Facebook Group and Brain Boosts
  • How GDP Works and Why it Matters
  • Action Learning: Use Google Public Data to Compare GDP Trends
  • How Governments Manage their Economies
  • How Specialization and Trade Create Wealth
  • Labor Arbitrage and the Economics of Offshoring
  • Environmental Limits, Risk, and Innovation
  • The Key Macroeconomic Signals
    5 questions
  • EazlView: Mish Shedlock on the Nature of Financial Crises
  • EazlView: Charles Hugh Smith on Cooperation in Economics
  • SideBYSide: The User-Friendly Public Data Resource
  • SideBYSide: Advanced Economic Data Sourcing
  • Access to Discount Codes and Eazl's VIP Support Team

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Davis Jones
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Davis Jones is the Chief Learning Officer for Eazl, a business school whose courseware is used by organizations like Tesla, Harvard, the World Bank, and Lyft and more than 250,000 students worldwide. Mr. Jones also participated in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Leaders of Learning program in 2018.

Mr. Jones began his career in digital education following the publication of Career Hacking in 2014. Today, it is the best-selling career management course in the history of the Internet and is integrated into undergraduate and graduate-level programs at the University of San Francisco, EDHEC Business School, Sonoma State University, and other colleges and universities in the US and abroad. Following the publication of Career Hacking, Mr. Jones negotiated commissions for Eazl to produce courseware on digital marketing, digital customer service, and multiple other business topics. Today, this courseware is used by organizations in both the private (e.g. Tesla, PayPal) and public (e.g. the World Bank) sectors.

Mr. Jones earned undergraduate (economics) and graduate (MBA) degrees from traditional universities. He is also a committed lifelong learner. In addition to his participation in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leaders of Learning program, Mr. Jones has earned credentials from New York Museum of Modern Art (Teaching with Themes), Udemy (Trademark Law), and independent learning organizations (Yes I’m a Designer / Adobe Illustrator). 

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