Expose yourself to applied problem solving skills through the mastery of core principles in economics and finance. Learn advanced techniques, statistics and theories that emphasize meaningful application for your professional career. The Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics is jointly offered by the School of Business and the Department of Economics.


The Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics program equips you with a base of analytical methods and tools used in finance and economics and develops critical and quantitative thinking.  Discover how to measure and secure the efficient use of financial resources. Learn problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze business and financial conditions. Your online courses include an in-depth study of markets, financial institutions, international finance, investments, and micro- and macroeconomics. You will apply this knowledge to actual problems encountered in the workplace.  


The program is open to all students but is particularly attractive to students majoring in either business or economics since it integrates courses from both disciplines.  In size and scope, the certificate is between a minor and a major and is jointly offered by the business program and the economics program.

Program Preparation

The certificate program is open to all students: undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate. To be awarded this certificate, students must meet Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics program requirements and requirements for a BA or BS degree at SOU (or the transfer equivalent). A majority of credits for the Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics must be taken at SOU.   


Degree Roadmap

To meet these goals, students must select elective courses tailored to their career interests. The Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics program requires completion of thirty-six credits, consisting of five required courses and four electives.


Degree Integration

No matter the degree, an emphasis in finance and economics can enhance a wide range of studies and make a graduate more agile and competitive on the job market.  The Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics program integrates courses from two disciplines, synthesizing the broad theoretical subject overview and applications provided in economics with the practical and applied areas emphasized in finance.

Course requirements may be found in the SOU online catalog. 

2011-12 catalog; 2012-13 catalog; 2013-14 catalog; 2014-15 catalog2015-16 catalog; 2016-17 catalog; 2017-18 catalog

If you have questions, contact:

Curt Bacon, Ph.D. 

Professor
(541) 552-6487
bacon@sou.edu