University at Albany

Graduate Certificate in Economic Forecasting

In conjunction with the Econometric Research Institute, the Economics Department offers a 15-Credit Certificate in Economic Forecasting. The Graduate Certificate in economic forecasting is designed to provide intensive training in the techniques of economic forecasting without requiring all the coursework necessary for the M.A. degree. Students in the forecasting concentration of the M.A. program automatically qualify for this certificate. In addition, the certificate is available to students in other fields, such as business or sociology, and to professionals who complete the required course of study.

The certificate requires 15 credits of course work, as follows:

  • Eco 519: Economic Surveys and Forecasting
  • Eco 520: Quantitative Methods I
  • Eco 521: Quantitative Methods II
  • Eco 525: Time Series and Forecasting
  • Eco 529: Forecasting in the Public Sector