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.


All coursework is transferrable to the MA in Applied Economics program.

ECO 657 Managerial Economics (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.

Tuition & Fees

These estimated program costs include tuition and fees based on the 2022-2023 Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule and do not include the cost of textbooks or student health insurance. Visit for more detailed information. Tuition and fees vary depending on the program track pursued and the number of credit hours taken each semester.

Online Only
Estimated Program Cost Per Credit Hour
In-State $5,000 $416.67
Outside-of-NC $8,500 $708.33
Out-of-State $14,500 $1,208.33
Assumes 12 credit hours of part-time study for 1 year.


The Outside-of-NC rate applies to students located outside of the state taking online classes. The Out-of-State rate applies to students taking classes while located within the state, but are not residents of NC (determined by the Residency Determination Service).

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

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited institution
  • One official transcript from all previous academic institutions
  • Statement of purpose
  • Online application and $65 fee
  • TOEFL/IELTS for non-native English speakers

Need some help? Download the Bryan School Application Guide.

International students should reference the Graduate School’s International Application Guide for transcript and language proficiency details.

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.

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Jennifer Chapman

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

Ms. Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
301F Bryan Building 336-334-4657