The Fletcher School: Orientation 2014-2015

Equivalency Exams Information

Equivalency Exams Information for Incoming Students

The 2014-15 Equivalency Exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year. No alternate dates are available.

  • During fall term Orientation -- the morning of Friday, August 29, 2014, and

  • During spring term Orientation -- the morning of Thursday, January 8, 2015.

EQUIVALENCY EXAMS DATES/TIMES/ROOM LOCATION

Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:30-10:30 AM:  Economics (E201) Equivalency Exam in ASEAN Auditorium

  •   No calculator is allowed for the Economics (E201) Equivalency Exam. 
  •   No notes, books, or computer are allowed.
Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM:  Quantitative Reasoning (E210m and B205) Equivalency Exams in ASEAN Auditorium
  •   No notes, books, or computer are allowed.
  •   No calculator is allowed for the Quantitative Reasoning E210m Equivalency Exam. 
  •   A non-scientific calculator is allowed for the B205/B206 Equivalency Exam.

Be sure to review the Equivalency Exams Information Sheet, as well as the B205/B206 Useful Expressions Information Sheet for Statistics.

MIB Students, please scroll toward the bottom of this page and review the Important to Note information.


Students are not required to take the Equivalency Exams, although it is strongly recommended.  If you have a foundation in Economics, Statistics and/or Quantitative Methods, you may want to try one or all of these Equivalency Exams in an attempt to either satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Breadth Requirement, and/or by being able to take a higher level Economics course in order to satisfy the Economics divisional (EIB) Breadth Requirement.

  • Please note LLM and MA students may take the Equivalency Exams but passing any will neither satisfy any Breadth Requirement nor provide any course waiver.

  • PhD students are required to pass either the B205 or B206 Equivalency Exam and take E213: Econometrics as part of the Methodology Requirements.


About the Economics Equivalency Exam


Each MALD student is required to take EIB E201: Introduction to Economic Theory (offered in fall and spring semesters), which fulfills the Economics (EIB) divisional Breadth Requirement. 

If you elect to take the Economics Equivalency Exam for E201: Introduction to Economic Theory, please note the following:

  • MALD students who pass the E201 Equivalency Exam will be exempt from taking the course, E201, but will be required to fulfill the Economics (EIB) divisional Breadth Requirement by taking one course from the selection of higher level Economics (EIB) courses listed below. Note that some of the courses listed below may have prerequisites; please carefully review the course descriptions for these courses.

    - E210m: Quantitative Methods
    - E211: Microeconomics
    - E212: Macroeconomics
    - E213: Econometrics*
    - E220: International Trade and Investment
    - E230: International Finance
    - E240: Development Economics
    - E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis
    - E242: Development Economics: Micro Perspectives
    - E246: Environmental Economics
    * NOTE: E213 may NOT be used to satisfy both the Quantitative Reasoning Breadth Requirement and the Economics (EIB) divisional Breadth Requirement. Students must determine which of these Breadth Requirements it will satisfy.
  • MALD students who do NOT PASS the E201 Equivalency Exam must register to take the course, E201: Introduction to Economic Theory (offered in both fall and spring semesters), which will fulfill the Economics (EIB) divisional Breadth Requirement.

About the Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exams

  • There are two separate Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exams, one exam for E210m: Quantitative Methods, and another exam for B205: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods. 

    ** MIB students―please see note below about the B206: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business Equivalency Exam
    .

  • Students who do NOT pass the Equivalency Exam for either E210m or for B205 can satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Breadth Requirement by taking one of the following courses listed below:

    - E210m: Quantitative Methods
    - E213: Econometrics*
    - B205: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods
    - B206: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business
    - B262: Marketing Research and Analysis
    - P203: Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions
    * NOTE: E213 may NOT be used to satisfy both the Quantitative Reasoning Breadth Requirement and the Economics (EIB) Breadth Requirement. Students must determine which of these Breadth Requirements it will satisfy.  
  • MALD students taking and passing one or both of the Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exams (E210m and/or B205) will satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Breadth Requirement.

**Important to Note for MIB Students:

Three Equivalency Exams are offered outside of Orientation weeks for MIB core courses. Students from other degree programs are also welcome to take these exams when applicable.

Refer to the Equivalency Exams Information Sheet and the B205/B206 Useful Expressions Information Sheet, as needed.

For MIB students wishing to take these exams, they must be taken and passed in the first year of study. If they are not taken in the first year, the associated course must be taken in the first year instead. All MIB students must have taken the B206: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business course or passed the B206: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business Equivalency Exam by the end of their first year of study.

The three Equivalency Exams offered outside of Orientation Week:

  • E217m: Managerial Economics Equivalency Exam: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in TBD
    * MIB students who pass the E217m Equivalency Exam are exempt from taking the core course, E217m, but must take an upper level economics course.

  • B206: Data Analysis and Statistics for Business Equivalency Exam: October 2014; exact date to be announced by the MIB Program
    * MIB students who pass the B206: Data Analysis and Statistics for Business Equivalency Exam will be exempt from having to enroll in the course, B206: Data Analysis and Statistics for Business, and may substitute it with an elective of their choice. This is the only opportunity for MIBs to take this exam. This exam must be passed or the class taken by the end of the first year.
    • No notes, books, or computer are allowed for the B206 Equivalency Exam.
    • A non-scientific calculator is allowed for the B206 Equivalency Exam.
  • E212: Macroeconomics Equivalency Exam: November 2014; exact date to be announced by the MIB Program
    * MIB students who pass the E212: Macroeconomics Equivalency Exam are exempt from taking the core course, E212, but must take an upper level economics course.