The Certificate of Accomplishment in Economics program is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of economic principles and policies. This certificate helps students obtain entry-level employment in trade careers, but will supplement business degrees for more advanced opportunities. Topics addressed include microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance principles, and financial management.
This program is intended for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and work in the field of trade, economics, or business.
Upon completion of the 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.
Special accommodations may be requested online by requesting ADA Accommodations. All requests must be received at least four weeks prior to the class start date to be fulfilled.