The W. A. Franke College of Business2016-2017

Economics

Business Economics, Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate affords a trip into the important human science of economics. Students complete micro- and macro-economics classes, and then select three other upper-division business economics courses.

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What Can I Do with a Certificate in Business Economics?

The goal of this certificate is to broaden your understanding of the role of economies in local, national, and global affairs. You will gain insight into how economic decisions influence commerce, politics, and individual opportunity. This certificate is open to non-business majors (after they have completed appropriate prerequisites).


University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Note: MAT 108 is a suitable equivalent to MAT 114.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Major GPA 2.0
Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • The W.A. Franke College of Business (FCB) offers more than a dozen undergraduate certificates, some of which are open to all Northern Arizona University students.

    For a list of certificates open to non-business majors, contact the Office of Academic Services in the FCB. The FCB will allow you, as a non-FCB student, to take an eligible FCB certificate program if you have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA), and at least 30 units earned.  If you have a GPA of less than 2.75 but at least 2.5, we will admit you into an eligible certificate plan on a space-available basis.

    Because non-FCB students are not allowed to take more than 27 units of business classes with the FCB, and because most upper-division business courses require admission to the Business Professional Program or a waiver of prerequisite, non-FCB students must visit the FCB Office of Academic Services before pursuing an FCB certificate.


    The FCB does not accept upper-division transfer credits from programs not accredited by the AACSB (such as the University of Phoenix or the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAU).

    You must complete 6 units of certificate coursework that are not used in your major, minor, or other certificates, and you must complete at least 60% of certificate coursework at Northern Arizona University.

Certificate Requirements
  • Take the following 15 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0:

    • ECO 284, ECO 285 (6 units)
    • Select three business economics courses (ECO prefix) at the 300 or 400 level (9 units)
    Please note that this certificate is not available for Business Economics Majors.

  • You must have completed all of the coursework used to fulfill these requirements within the last 10 years.
  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Federal financial aid cannot be used if the certificate is completed as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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