Program of Study
This 15-credit certificate program is in conjunction with the Econometric Research Institute. All MA students with the Economic Forecasting concentration are eligible for this certificate. The program is especially useful for professionals engaged in quantitative work for government and business who want to improve their statistical and forecasting skills.
You will have the opportunity to take courses from different schools within the university, such as the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the Massry School of Business and the School of Public Health to accumulate a robust breadth of knowledge and application of skills.
Gain professional experience in economic forecasting by completing an internship in a business or government agency. An internship is encouraged but not required for students pursuing this certificate program.
Join one of the many regional, national and international associations that are open to economics students and professionals. Attend seminars hosted by UAlbany's Economics department throughout the year.
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Economic Forecasting provides you with the experience and practical knowledge to prepare you for careers in government, finance, business and non-profit organizations.
Our recent career placements include Accenture, Bloomberg News, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, International Monetary Fund, Moody's, Morgan Stanley, New York State Department of Labor, NY State Department of Health, NY State Division of Budget, PriceWaterhouse, Social Security Administration, United Nations Development Programme, Walt Disney, and Wells Fargo.
Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
- Develop statistical skills for quantitative work in government, business and non-profit organizations
- Develop advanced forecasting skills for quantitative work in government, business and non-profit organizations
- Understand applications of forecasting in other disciplines
- Use common software programs to perform analytical data work and present results in written and oral formats
- Be able to apply survey methods and time-series models to forecasting tasks