Exam Schedule, Course Content Outlines, Self-Study Resources, and Practice Exam
Today’s business economists and analysts are expected to master a wide array of disciplines. The CBE examination is based on an advanced body of knowledge, developed and reviewed by leading business economists to ensure that it reflects the most relevant information and core competencies demanded by today’s top employers. The CBE examination is developed and administered by NABE.
Quick Checklist: Do you have two years of work experience in applied business economics or in a related field? Do you possess a four-year degree? Are you a current NABE Member? Have you completed NABE's Writing Skills and Communication and Presentation Skills courses or suitable alternatives? (These can be completed after the exam.)
If so, you are ready to take the CBE Exam! Have questions? Consult the Candidate Information page.
The CBE Exam is a comprehensive multiple-choice assessment, testing a candidate’s practical and applied knowledge in the following areas:
- Applied Econometrics
- Statistics and Data Analytics
- Economic Measurement
- Managerial Decision Making
- Macroeconomics / Microeconomics
Candidates may choose a path of self study or enroll in NABE’s courses if guided learning is preferred. Detailed content outlines are posted below for each subject area, and sample exam questions are available.
Content Outlines and Self Study Resources
Applied Econometrics Content Outline | Self Study Resources
Economic Measurement Seminar Content Outline | Self Study Resources
Macroeconomics Content Outline | Self Study Resources
Microeconomics Content Outline | Self Study Resources
Statistics and Data Analytics Content Outline | Self Study Resources
Managerial Decision Making Content Outline | Self Study Resources
*The actual Exam will be approximately 137 questions and 3 hours and 15 minutes in duration.
CBE Exam Schedule and Registration
Exam Cost: $250
NEW! Register to take the CBE Exam remotely or at a testing center near you!
Or contact [email protected] to schedule an exam sitting at the NABE Office in Washington, DC.
If you need to cancel an exam registration, written cancellation must be received via email to [email protected]. A credit for the exam fee, less a $50 fee, will be placed on your account for future use if cancellation is made within four weeks after your initial registration.