Business Economics Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Business Economics Certificate program is designed to explore critical economic concepts relevant to building strong business foundations and effective decision-making skills. Students gain an extensive understanding of labor markets, international trade, lending markets, and currency exchange, as well as competition between companies. Students explore how to make predictions about how prices and quantities will change when market conditions fluctuate and explore different models for pricing, production, and market analysis. This program is designed to help students get an entry-level job as a business analyst, personal financial adviser, financial or budget analyst, sales management and more. As an emerging business leader, the student will be able to start with the core economic tools and can apply them to success in today’s evolving competitive business landscape. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken. This certificate requires 16-18 units.

Required Courses (6 units):
ECON 101 F Principles of Economics - Micro3
or ECON 101HF Honors Principles of Economics - Micro
ECON 102 F Principles of Economics - Macro3
or ECON 102HF Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
Select courses from the following list (10-12 units):10-12
Financial Accounting5
Managerial Accounting5
Introduction to Business3
Personal Financial Management3
Business Mathematics3
Business Economics3
Financial Investments3
Business Finance3
Total Units16-18

Outcome 1: Analyze current economic issues and economic principles and methods, including real-world applications and elements of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Outcome 2: Diagram economies of scale and the benefits and risks of specialization.

Outcome 3: Examine government interventions and technological advances in markets and how they impact a business.

Outcome 4: Use a working vocabulary in focused topic areas, such as labor economics, economics of financial markets, economic strategy and competitiveness, and economics of emerging markets.