National Association for Business Economics

Founded in 1959, the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) "is the premier professional association for business economists and those who use economics in the workplace." NABE offers several opportunities for MS Applied Economics students at UC.

Certified Business Economist (CBE) Exam

MS Applied Economics students can earn the NABE CBE professional certification along with their UC degree. Students will enter the job market with a distinct advantage, having mastered a body of applied economics knowledge sought by employers and essential for a successful career in the field of economics and data analytics, according to NABE preseident Stuart Mackintosh. 

Launched in 2015, the CBE exam is a comprehensive professional certification program of study and examination covering topics in applied economics and data analytics. MS Applied Economics students have the opportunity to complete the CBE requirements and sit for the CBE exam.

NABE Conferences

Each year, NABE hosts several networking opportunities for MS Applied Economics students, including an Economic Policy Conference and an Annual Meeting. The Economic Policy Conference is held every spring in Washington, D.C. and has featured speakers from the Federal Reserve Board, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Brookings Institution. The Annual Meeting—which takes place in the fall in a different U.S. city every year—features prominent speakers, panel discussions, and educational sessions.

NABE Crisis Game

MS Applied Economics students have the opportunity to participate in the Crisis Game—an annual economics competition hosted by the Brandeis Chapter of NABE. Participants take part in a simulated economic crisis and are challenged to develop policy solutions using their knowledge of economics, finance, and market regulation.