Economics Certificate Program
The Economics Certificate is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of economic principles and policies. This certificate will help students obtain entry-level employment in trade careers, but will supplement business degrees for more advanced opportunities. Topics will include microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance principles, and financial management.
AUDIENCE: The certificate program is designed for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree and work in the field of trade, economics, or business.
Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:
- Discuss the basic theories and methods underlying empirical economics and the estimation and application of the general linear model.
- Describe economic concepts, such as supply and demand, welfare and surplus, markets and market failures, and the roles of consumers, producers and other economic agents.
- Utilize econometric models to simulate, forecast, and analyze economic policies.
- Articulate the basic concepts of U.S. trade law and its development, including the economic, political and legal foundations of trade policies and their interaction with international commitments.
- Recall an overview of the Congressional budget process, including the budget resolution, reconciliation and authorization and appropriations bills.
- Utilize EViews (Econometric Views), a statistical package used for time-series oriented econometric analysis.
This program consists of five required courses and completion of nine elective courses, consisting of 30 credit hours.
Required Courses: (complete 19 credits)
: (complete 10 Credits)