Quantitative Economic Analysis Certificate

Albers is no longer accepting new students in this program.

The Certificate in Quantitative Economic Analysis is designed to develop skills in quantitative and economic analysis to produce professionals who can frame and analyze questions in business, and communicate findings to strengthen decision making. With vast quantities of data becoming more readily available, it is critical that business use the information contained in data to make better decisions. This not only requires the use of data management skills and statistical methods, but also the use of economic decision and business models to structure the data and questions being asked. You will receive practical, hands-on experience using current software and techniques, which will enable you to work more effectively within your current company or to launch you to your next venture.

Benefits to You

  • Learn a solid set of data management and statistical skills.
  • Gain a deeper understanding and applied learning of modeling business issues to make effective and quantitatively supported decisions.
  • Develop the ability to understand and communicate technical information.
  • Receive instruction, guidance, and feedback from top-notch professors and faculty who are experts in their fields.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify key relationships between important variables
    • Understand correlation vs causation
    • Apply quantitative tools to analyze relationships between variables
  • Communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Apply appropriate quantitative tools and models to business data to further solutions

Admissions and Certificate Requirements from Seattle University's 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  1. A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  2. A minimum of 2 years of full time work experience
  3. Competency in statistics and calculus
  4. Official scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

Certificate Requirements

I. Prerequisites

  • Business Calculus
  • Business Statistics (ECON 5000 or equivalent)

Individual courses below may have additional prerequisites.

II. Required Courses

Four required courses (12 credits)Credits
ECON 5100: Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods 3
ECON 5107: Quantitative Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 5300: Applied Econometrics 3
IS 5305: Database Management in Business 3

III. Electives

Choose one of the following elective courses: (3 credits)Credits
ACCT 5380: Systems Modeling for Financial Decisions 3
ECON 5305: Economics and Business Forecasting
FINC 5330: Fixed Income Analysis
FINC 5335: Hedge Funds
MKTG 5305: Marketing Research
Or other suitable course based on advisor approval

Requirement for certificate: 15 credits

Next Steps

  • You need to apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page.
  • Once you are accepted, you may start any term (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer).
  • After being accepted, you must attend an advising orientation.
  • Refer to the  to plan your program.
  • Length of program depends on when classes are being offered and how many you wish to take per term.
  • Cost is $850 per credit plus fees. (Certificate requirement: 15 credits.)

For more information, contact albersgrad@seattleu.edu.