Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Economic Analysis

Part Time
Online Only

Enhance Your Expertise

Elevate your economic expertise with a Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Economic Analysis from UNC Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. This intensive 12-credit-hour program is offered online part-time, allowing students to seamlessly integrate learning into their busy schedules. Through a focus on developing students’ analytical thinking, this graduate certificate aims to develop deeply inquisitive thinkers who can use a variety of tools to unravel complex real-world problems. Gain a profound understanding of fundamental applied economic concepts and their real-world applications, empowering you to make informed decisions in a variety of professional contexts and propel your career trajectory. This certificate program not only provides immediate value to your career but also serves as a stepping stone toward further academic pursuits — completing the program would help prospective PhD in Economics students satisfy most application requirements.

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Certificate Curriculum

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

Required Curriculum

This certificate requires 12 credit hours of course credit and can be completed online in as little as one year. All courses are 4 credit hours each. 

  • ECO 641 – Microeconomics I 
  • ECO 643 – Econometric Methods 
  • ECO 646 – Macroeconomics  

Capstone Experience Requirement

Complete an e-Portfolio of significant assignments and final projects  

As a requirement for graduation, each student must successfully complete an e-Portfolio of significant assignments and final projects. The e-Portfolio demonstrates a student’s cumulative program knowledge and fulfills the capstone requirement of the program. Students must receive approval of their e-Portfolio from the Director of Graduate Studies in order to meet the graduation requirement.  


The Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Economic Analysis program welcomes a variety of applicants, whether they come to us with years of professional experience or have just recently earned an undergraduate degree — business or otherwise. 

Fall Semester:May 15
Spring Semester:November 15

Admissions Requirements

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

Estimated Program Costs

These estimated program costs include tuition and fees based on the 2023-2024 Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule and do not include the cost of housing, 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 $5,000.00 $416.67
Outside-of-NC $8,500.00 $708.33
Out-of-State $14,000.00 $1,166.67
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)

Meet Our Graduate Ambassadors

Graduate Student Ambassadors participate weekly in Bryan School graduate connection events and serve to represent the School’s six master’s programs.

Military-Affiliated Students

UNCG has been named both Best for Vets and a Military Friendly School. We’re a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and are proud to offer a variety of benefits for veterans, active-duty military, and military-affiliated students, such as:

  • Online application fee waiver for active-duty service members
  • In-state tuition for out-of-state students (in accordance with the Veterans Choice Act)
  • Credit for relevant military service/training
  • Tutoring assistance

For more information on UNCG Military-Affiliated services and benefits, visit


If you still have questions regarding one of our graduate certificate programs 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.

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Kiger Chapman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
Phone: 336-334-4657
Bryan 301K
[email protected]

Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 336-334-4657
Bryan 301F
[email protected]

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