Business Economics Certificate
Division: Business and Computer Information Systems
PROGRAM CODE: 2C41398
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 - Micro
|or ECON 101HF
|Honors Principles of Economics - Micro
|ECON 102 F
|Principles of Economics - Macro
|or ECON 102HF
|Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
|Select courses from the following list (10-12 units):
|Introduction to Business
|Personal Financial Management
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.