Certificate in Economics

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 Graduate Certificate in Economics 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

Credit Hours: 1 hrs

COM500 Communication & Research Techniques for Master’s Students

This one-credit course provides a basic introduction to Internet research, the APA Style and Publishing Manual, use of the College website, and the University Library.

Core Coursework (Choose any 4):

ECO510 Money & Banking

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

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

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

ECO550 Managerial Economics

This is an advanced course in microeconomics. Topics include behavioral economics, market structure, optimization, game theory, production and cost, pricing, demand analysis, creating and capturing value, and incentive conflicts and contracts.

ECO551 Global Economics

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

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.

FIN511 Global Finance

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

FIN511 Global Finance

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

FIN560 Public Finance

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

FIN560 Public Finance

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

ECO610 Advanced Macroeconomics

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

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

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

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.

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.

Certificate Program Start Dates

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    12
    Aug
    2014
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    06
    Oct
    2014

    Graduate & Certificate Programs Session

    College for Financial Planning
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    21
    Oct
    2014
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    15
    Dec
    2014

    Graduate & Certificate Programs Session

    College for Financial Planning