Economics Graduate Certificate

12 semester hours of credit (4 courses)


The College for Financial Planning’s Graduate Certificates provide you with the depth of knowledge necessary in subject areas that are relevant for the true professional, enabling you to not only better serve your clients, but to also have more confidence in the guidance that you do provide. Develop real-world critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are immediately applicable in your practice.

The Economics Graduate Certificate provides you comprehensive understanding of economic theory, as well as knowledge of the current and historical global economic environments. The certificate also offers extensive focus on financial markets, strategic decision making, and financial institution management.

Required Courses:


ECO510 Money & Banking

This course uses advanced economic theories and principles to explain the structures of financial markets, financial institution management, and the role of interest rates and money in the economy.

ECO550: Managerial Economics

Managerial economics uses advanced economic theory to solve resource allocation problems, and provide insight into strategic and tactical decisions that are made by analysts, managers, and consultants in the private, public, and not–for–profit sectors of the economy. Through quizzes and discussion questions, this course develops critical thinking skills and provides you with a logical way of analyzing business decisions.

ECO610: Advanced Macroeconomics

This course uses advanced economic theories to explain various schools of economic thought including the Classical and Neo Classical, Keynesian and Neo Keynesian, and Monetarist schools. Also covered are advanced models of interest rate determination, aggregate demand and aggregate supply, inflation and unemployment, and monetary and fiscal policies.

ECO620: Advanced Microeconomics

This course builds upon the concepts of an introductory microeconomics course. This course introduces the microeconomic concepts of supply and demand analysis, theories of firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, and welfare economics. Application of the microeconomic concepts is tested through addressing problems in current economic policy.



3 Credit Hour Courses


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The curriculum is based on a client-centered, problem-solving method using case studies to give you a hands-on approach to the material. The College’s highly qualified faculty is available via telephone or e-mail to support you in your studies.

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