Certificate in Business Economics

In this 12-credit certificate students will be trained to apply key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles, models and data, to develop a keen understanding of local and global real-world issues and policies. They will also have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to specific topic areas such as the economics of financial markets, international trade and money and banking.


Applicants must meet all graduate admission requirements (page 94). Students who are not enrolled in a graduate program at Valparaiso University must apply as graduate non-degree seeking students. Students may transfer up to three credits from a different institution, subject to the graduate academic transfer policy. Transfer credit is reviewed and approved by the certificate advisor.

Required Courses (6 credits)
ECON 501Theory and Applications in Microeconomics3 Cr.
ECON 502Theory and Applications in Macroeconomics3 Cr.
Elective Courses (6 credits)
ECON 538Economics of Financial Markets 3 Cr.
ECON 539Money and Banking 3 Cr.
ECON 623International Economics 3 Cr.
Any other course approved by certificate advisor 3 Cr.