The founder and CEO of Koch Asset Management, Donald L. Koch is active in several professional organizations, including the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). Donald L. Koch previously served as the associate editor of Business Economics, a publication affiliated with NABE.
NABE offers a wide range of resources to the economics community, including the Certified Business Economist (CBE) program. Available to NABE members working to advance their careers, the CBE program focuses on applied economics and data analysis in order to bridge the gap between academic and practical knowledge.
Candidates are required to have a four-year degree and a minimum of two years of practical work experience in economics or a related field to be accepted into the program. Candidates must then complete the coursework and pass a comprehensive exam to receive the CBE designation. Completion of no less than 30 hours of continuing education is required every two years for renewal.