Take Your Career in Economics To The Next Level With Advanced Expertise in Economic Forecasting
Benefit from intensive training in the techniques of economic forecasting used by leaders in private and public industry. A certificate in economic forecasting from the University at Albany can give you enhanced knowledge in survey methods, general statistical and econometric methods, time-series models and forecasting applications to unlock new opportunities in your professional career or add specialized expertise to a graduate degree program in economics or another related field.
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 School of Business and the School of Public Health to accumulate a robust breadth of knowledge and application of skills.
- Economic Surveys and Forecasting
- Quantitative Methods I and II
- Time Series and Forecasting
- Forecasting in the Public Sector
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 Economics 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.
Note for International Students: With UAlbany’s STEM designation in Economics, international graduates from this program are allowed to apply for a 2-year extension to the automatic 1-year post-graduate Occupational Practical Training (OPT) period.