HS457 - Managerial Economics

HS457 - Managerial Economics


Prof. Surajit Bhattacharya


Spring ‘20

Course Difficulty

The course is fairly dfficult, and requires you to spend time understanding concepts extremely well if you want to score in exams.

Time Commitment Required

As long as you attend all classes, about 5-6 hours each week should be enough.

Grading Policy and Statistics

Statistics are historically terrible, and he makes this clear before the adjustment deadline. He makes it very clear that if you are doing the course for a grade, drop it.

Attendance Policy

The professor expects 100% attendance, barring cases of being sick (pink slip required) or cases where you take leave, which he must approve before hand.



Evaluation Scheme

There were several assignments, a quiz, and a midsem in the time we took the course.
Quiz 1 - 15%
Midsem - 30-35% (not sure)
The remaining evaluation was done through assignments, which continued into the “summer”, as the semester was cut short.

Topics Covered in the Course

The course is essentially HS101 on steroids. It includes very in-depth analysis of micro and macro economics, and derives all results we got in HS101 from more fundamental assumptions.

Teaching Style

The professor is very very invested in the students’ learning, and keeps sharing relevant information about things happening in the world. He also clearly spends a lot of time preparing the content, and knows all the content really well. He gives very detailed feedback on exams, and expects students to know concepts really well

How strongly would I recommend this course?

Would definitely recommend as an ALC, if you are interested in Economics.

HS 457 Review By: Chaitanya Johari