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Business Economics Graduate Certificate

Learn how to integrate economic principles and business concepts.

  • Format

    Online and On Campus Options

  • Tuition

    $13,360

  • Number of Required Courses

    4

  • Next Start Term: Fall 2024

    Registration Opens July 22

What You'll Learn

  • Understanding of current economic issues and economic principles and methods, including real-world applications and elements of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  • Knowledge of economic perspective on the nature, scale, and organization of businesses and the role of information and transaction costs in internal and external markets.
  • Deepened knowledge in focused topic areas, such as labor economics, economics of financial markets, economic strategy and competitiveness, and economics of emerging markets.

Our Community at a Glance

Together with your diverse peers, you can advance a career in business, finance, a multinational corporation, trade, or international development.

  • 36

    Average Age

  • 83%

    Working Full Time

  • 29%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Business Economics requires four courses.

You may choose from the following course groups, using the certificate course search:

  • Principles of Economics (choose one course from this group)
  • Microeconomics (choose one course from this group)
  • Electives (choose any two courses from this group)

Pre-Register for Fall 2024

Fall registration opens July 22 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Prepare early by:

  • Creating your MyDCE student account.
  • Completing the pre-registration steps.
  • Saving courses to your cart.

How to Pre-Register →

Earning Your Certificate

Most of our certificates can be completed online and no formal application process is required to pursue a certificate.

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Stack Your Certificate Into a Degree

Stackable credential pathways allow you to earn multiple credentials by completing courses that meet overlapping requirements. In the short term, you can earn your business economics certificate. Once completed, those four courses can count toward either a master’s degree in finance or a master’s degree in management.

This stackable pathway offers an efficient, cost-effective way to earn short-term credentials to help fill immediate skill gaps and acquire specialized knowledge while building a foundation for long-term success that showcases your expertise in the field.

Learn how to plan a stackable credential pathway.

Cost

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2024–25 rate) $3,340 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $13,360