May 19, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

ECON 354 - Deals


Deals is a unique class. Nearly all class sessions are taught by former Macalester students, most of whom graduated with an Economics major. These guest professors generally share their post-Macalester career and educational journey with you, then spend more time talking about their current or most recent business venture (some might be nonprofit), and then focus on a particular transaction or “deal”.  Many of the presentations will be finance-oriented.  Students in Deals are evaluated in four ways, 1) by class participation, including class lunches or dinners with guest speakers, 2) by short write-ups of the guest speaker presentations, 3) by an exam, and, 4) by a research paper related to a topic raised by a guest speaker. This course counts as a Group B elective.   Prerequisite(s): ECON 113 ECON 119  or ECON 129 ; and one additional economics course. C- or higher required for all prerequisites. Alternate years. (4 Credits)