Managerial economics for your next promotion

  • What impact will a trade war have on your business?
  • What will happen to your business when the stock market experiences volatility… or in a recession?

Are you interested in making connections between economic factors? Develop broad perspectives on the use of economics in evaluating business decision making. The quantitative business economics certificate delivers high-demand skills such as time series and forecasting, managerial economics, policy evaluation, and the ability to develop and evaluate the models used for stress testing.

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Take a first step towards your Certified Business Economist (CBE) credential recognized by the National Association of Business Economists. Contact our graduate recruitment team for more information.


ECO 625 Data Methods in Economics (Fall Term, 3 credits)

Explore advanced techniques in data preparation. Topics include data formats, error checking, merging data, large data sets, and missing observations. Students work extensively with SAS software.

ECO 663 Predictive Data Mining (Fall Term, 3 credits)

Students develop a working knowledge of statistical tools important to the emerging and practically-relevant field for predictive data mining and the discovery of patterns in big data sets.



MBA 703 Economic Policies & Impact on Global Outcomes (Spring Term, 3 credits)

This course explores economic analysis of markets, and government intervention that addresses the sustainability of fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policy and their short-run and long-run impact on the global environment.

ECO 664 Time Series and Forecasting (Spring Term, 3 credits)

Students learn to analyze and forecast time series data. Topics include stochastic linear difference equations, tests for trends and stationarity, and ARIMA modeling. Application to economic data emphasized.

Application Deadlines

Be sure to submit your application by the following deadlines.

Fall Admission
May 15
Spring Admission
November 15

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Application Requirements

Program Cost

Average Cost of Tuition & Fees

In State out of nc out of state
Quantitative Business Economics Certificate (12 credit hours) $5,200 $8,700 $14,300
* Please note, these figures are based on tuition and fees as of the academic year 2021-2022. The Out of NC rate is available for students located outside the state who are taking online classes. Estimated program cost does not include books or student health insurance.


Student Success

“I’ve worked cross-functionally with many different teams on a variety of projects including supply chain, finance, and front-end sales initiatives at HanesBrands. Our team of ‘consultants’ is an energetic group that believes we can change the company through data analysis. It’s a great environment to work in.”

Lydia Hassell
Analytics Technologist II
HanesBrands, Inc.

Interested in taking your graduate education a step further?

Your certificate course work can count towards the Masters of Arts in Applied Economics degree requirements. Plus, the GMAT/GRE admission requirements for the master’s program may be waived with an earned graduate certificate in economics.

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Have Questions?

If you still have questions regarding our Quantitative Business Economics Graduate Certificate please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Ms. Jennifer Chapman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
301K Bryan Building 336-256-1432