The Center for Global and Economic Studies coordinates and supports a number of applied
learning opportunities for Marquette University students. These programs are designed
to give the student an opportunity to apply the skills they have been taught in the
classroom to “real-world” problems and in “real-time settings.” These projects are
consistent with the mission of the University, the College, and the CGES, and the
applied nature of learning in the Economics Department.
The Fed Challenge
The Fed Challenge is an academic competition in which a team of four to six students
play the role of economic advisors and policymakers and recommend policy actions.
All universities are allowed to enter a single team a year. The competition begins
at a regional level and consists of a 20 minute presentation followed by a question
and answer session. Teams are judged by private sector, academic and Federal Reserve
At the CGES, the competition is seen as an opportunity for students to apply and enhance
their presentation skills, critical thinking skills, and interpersonal / team dynamics,
all in a real-time setting.
If you or your business would like to become involved in this activity, we encourage
your support by judging or hosting a practice competition at your firm, or through
your financial support to cover student travel expenses. Please contact co-Director
Joseph Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Abroad Program in the Czech Republic
INBU 4951/5951: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Offered since 1997, this is a Spring semester course that includes a study trip by
Marquette University (MU) students to the University of West Bohemia (UWB) in Pilzen,
Czech Republic, and a return trip by UWB students to Marquette. This course provides
students the opportunity to study a wide range of international business issues, with
the focus on Central Europe and the Czech Republic. MU and UWB faculty jointly teach
the course (in English). About two-thirds of the students are from Marquette University
and about one-third from the University of West Bohemia.
Near the end of their studies, Every student in Marquette University’s Master of Science
in Applied Economics must complete a professional project. The MSAE professional project
consists of a careful application of the student's newly acquired analytical and statistical
skills to a particular issue or problem. Learn more about the professional project and the MSAE program. Dr. Miao Wang is the coordinator of the professional project process.
If your business or organization would like assistance with a project that is analytical
and practical in nature, then it may be suitable for an MSAE student’s professional
project research. Please contact Dr. Joseph Daniels, co-Director of the Center for
Global and Economic Studies at email@example.com for more information.