Equivalency Exams Information

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The 2013-2014 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 30, 2013 (completed), and

  • During spring term Orientation -- the morning of Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Economics (EIB) Divisional Breadth Requirement and Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Breadth Requirement

  • Students are not required to take the Equivalency Exams, although it is strongly recommended. And, you are strongly encouraged to take the Equivalency Exams during your Orientation and not put off the Equivalency Exams until the next administering of the exam (during Fall 2014 Orientation in August 2014, which would require you to return early to Fletcher).

  • If you have a foundation in Economics, Statistics and/or Quantitative Methods, you may want to try one or all of the Equivalency Exams in an attempt to either satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning breadth requirement and/or by being able to take a higher level Economics course in order to satisfy the Economics (EIB) breadth requirement.
  • NOTE: Each MALD student is required to successfully complete the course, EIB E201: Introduction to Economic Theory, to fulfill the EIB breadth requirement. If you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, while you do not need to enroll in the course, E201, you must still take another higher level Economics one-credit course from the list that is featured in the EIB breadth requirement section online: http://www.fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Courses/Breadth-Requirements. Please be aware that some of the courses listed in the EIB breadth requirement section may have prerequisites; please review the course descriptions carefully. 
  • NOTE: Each MALD student who does not pass one of the Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exams (E210m and B205) will be required to take one of the courses listed in the Quantitative Reasoning breadth requirement section online: http://www.fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Courses/Breadth-Requirements.
EQUIVALENCY EXAMS DATES/TIMES/ROOM/INSTRUCTIONS:

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 9:30-10:30 AM:  Economics (E201) Equivalency Exam in Cabot 205

  •   No calculators are allowed for the Economics (E201) Equivalency Exam.

  •   No notes, books, smartphones or computers are allowed.
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM:  Quantitative Reasoning (E210m and B205/B206) Equivalency Exams in Cabot 205
  •   No notes, books, smartphones or computers are allowed.

  •   No calculators are allowed for the Quantitative Reasoning E210m Equivalency Exam.

  •   A non-scientific calculator is allowed for the Quantitative Reasoning 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.


How to Best Prepare for the Equivalency Exams

  • If you are an incoming student, please review the Equivalency Exams Information Sheet, which offers details directly from each of the faculty members who will grade the Equivalency Exams.

About the Economics Equivalency Exam


Each MALD student is required to successfully complete the course, EIB E201: Introduction to Economic Theory (offered in fall and spring semesters), to fulfill the EIB breadth requirement.

If you decide to attempt the Economics Equivalency Exam, and if you pass the Economics Equivalency Exam, while you do not need to enroll in the course, E201, you must still take another higher level Economics one-credit course from the list that is featured in the EIB breadth requirement section onlinehttp://www.fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Courses/Breadth-Requirements, as well as listed below:

        - 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: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

*Note:
E213 may not be used to satisfy both the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Breadth Requirement and the Economics (EIB) Breadth Requirement. Students must determine which Breadth Requirement it will satisfy.

Also, please note if you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, the following one-credit higher level Economics courses listed above, E213 and E240, are offered in both fall and spring semesters.

MALD students who do not pass the E201 Equivalency Exam must register for the course, E201: Introduction to Economic Theory, which is offered in both fall and spring semesters. 


About the Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exams

  • There are two separate Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exams, one for E210m: Quantitative Methods, and another for B205: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods (MIB students―please see note below about the B206 Statistics Equivalency Exam).

  • Students who do not pass the Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exam for either E210m or B205 may satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning breadth requirement by successfully completing one of the 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 Analysis
    - P203: Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions
    *Note: E213 may not be used to satisfy both the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Breadth Requirement and the Economics (EIB) Breadth Requirement. Students must determine which Breadth Requirement it will satisfy.  
    *Also, please note E213, B205, and P203 are offered in both fall and spring semesters.
  • 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.
  • MALD students who pass the E210m Equivalency Exam will have satisfied the Quantitative Reasoning breadth requirement, and if they also enroll in and pass the course, E211: Microeconomics, then they will have satisfied the Economics (EIB) breadth requirement.
  • 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 may take the Equivalency Exams, but passing any will not satisfy any breadth requirement. However, PhD students passing the B205 Equivalency Exam will satisfy the completion of the required Statistical Methods course requirement.

Important to Note for MIB Students:

Three Equivalency Exams are offered 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 successfully completed 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 MIB core course Equivalency Exams are:

  • B206: Data Analysis and Statistics for Business Equivalency Exam: Thursday, January 9, 2014; 10:30 AM-12:30 PM in Cabot 205
    * 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, smartphones or computers are allowed for the B206 Equivalency Exam, but a non-scientific calculator is allowed for the Quantitative Reasoning B205/B206 Equivalency Exam.
    * Please review Professor Nakosteen's recommendations about how to best prepare for this Equivalency Exam.
  • E212: Macroeconomics Equivalency Exam: January 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 a higher level Economics course.
  • E217m: Managerial Economics Equivalency Exam: August 2014
    **This will be offered during the August 2014 MIB Pre-Session course (August 11-22, 2014), which is REQUIRED for all MIB students
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    * MIB students who pass the E217m Equivalency Exam are exempt from taking the core course, E217m, but must take a higher level Economics course.