Why earn a graduate certificate in applied economics?

Graduate Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15* | Dec. 1
March 15* | May 1

*Priority deadline

At UND, you'll work with faculty as you learn to gather data, apply economic theory and communicate clearly with others. These skills are critical to beginning or expanding a career in economics.

Students who complete the graduate certificate in Applied Economics and further wish to pursue the Master’s in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics program may transfer the 12 credits of certificate coursework into the master’s program. Students who pursue this option would have only 18 credits of coursework remaining to earn their master's degree.

Applied Economics Certificate

  • Students and recent grads are eligible for department grants to cover the costs of conferences and research materials.

  • Attend classes in person or participate in classes online as they happen. Online students can interact with others in real-time, or stream video of classes at a later date.

  • Online students pay in-state tuition regardless of where you live.

Applied Economics Jobs


Median annual salary for economists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Economists


Expected employment growth for market research analysts and marketing specialists by 2028, much faster than average for all occupations

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Market Research Analysts

A a graduate certificate in applied economics gives you the business skills you need, including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Business Analysis

UND Applied Economics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • U.S. Bancorp
  • UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
  • Vaco, LLC
  • Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Required Applied Economics Certificate Courses

Leader in Action

Meet Applied Economics student Jessi Jenson and learn about her passion for research in the industry.