Graduate Certificate in Applied Economic Analysis
Our 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Applied Economic Analysis gives you an advantage in the workforce by training you in the quantitative analytic skills that employers value.
Over the next decade, the outlook for economists indicates the profession will grow 22 percent in Montana and 13 percent nationwide -- faster than the average for all occupations.U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
About the program
- Current advanced MSU undergraduates who want to add graduate level skills while simultaneously completing their undergraduate degree
- Professionals and MSU employees interested in graduate level economics courses, without the full commitment of a thesis-based master's program. A certificate provides a clearer market signal than simply enrolling as a non-degree seeking student.
- Graduate students in other quantitative fieldsat MSU who would like to add economics or econometric analysis to their analytic toolkit.
- Intermediate Microeconomics or Macroeconomics Theory
- Econometrics or regression analysis equivalent
- Calculus I and II
- 3.25 GPA in required courses
12 credits. Each course is three credits and students must complete four courses total:
- ECNS 560: Advanced Data Analytics for Economics
- ECNS 561: Introduction to Econometrics
- ECNS 562: Econometrics II
- Elective course: ECNS 501 (Microeconomic Theory) or ECNS 502 (Macroeconomic Theory)
Sample Plan for Undergraduate Students
- Junior Year (Spring): ECNS 502 Macroeconomic Theory + 12 undergraduate credits
- Senior Year (Fall): ECNS 460 Advanced Data Analytics for Economics + ECNS 561 Econometrics I + 12 undergraduate credits
- Senior Year (Spring): ECNS 562 Econometrics II + 12 other undergraduate credits
Students may not double-count courses for their undergraduate and graduate programs. Must obtain a grade of B or better in all coursework to be counted toward the certificate.
Admission into the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economic Analysis program is performed on a rolling basis with applications reviewed year-round.
Interested in a Master's Degree?
Visit our M.S. in Applied Economics page.