Economics Graduate Certificate

13 semester hours of credit (5 courses)

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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 Course:

COM500: Communication & Research Techniques for Master’s Students

This three-week course introduces you to communication and research techniques that will contribute to your success in the Master of Science degree and certificate programs. Through three writing assignments, quizzes, and discussion questions, you gain knowledge of how to utilize the Internet and the University Library as effective research and reference tools for graduate courses, in addition to learning the use of APA formatting.

Core Coursework (Choose any 4):

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.

ECO551: Global Economics

This course presents economic theory in a global environment. Topics include contemporary global economic issues, trade and income distribution, regional economic integration, the international monetary system, the exchange rate system, and the global balance of payments equilibrium and disequilibrium.

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.

FIN511: Global Finance

This course uses advanced economic theory to explain the workings of the global economy including global monetary system, financial markets, and institutions.

FIN560: Public Finance

This timely course utilizes advanced economic theories to examine and explain the effects of government programs and policies on the national economy through exams and discussion questions.

Pricing

1 Credit Hour Course

$400

3 Credit Hour Courses

$1200

Student Loans are available

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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