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Certificate of Graduate Study

Economics Forecasting

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.

Required Coursework

  • Economic Surveys and Forecasting
  • Quantitative Methods I and II
  • Time Series and Forecasting
  • Forecasting in the Public Sector


See the Graduate Bulletin for details.

Content

 
Applied Learning

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.

Career Outcomes

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.

“The classes take you from theoretical concepts to practical, real-world examples of what's happening in the workplace."

-Donald Stack, MA Economics graduate

International Students

This degree is designated as a STEM program. Upon graduation, international students with an F-1 visa are allowed to apply for a 2-year extension to the automatic 1-year post-graduate Occupational Practical Training (OPT) period.

Admissions Requirements
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
Special Notes

This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.