Finance/Economics Certificate

The Finance & Economics Certificate is designed for career advancement in the financial sector, including banking, insurance and investment.

Total Number of Courses 6
Total Number of Credit Hours 18 credit hours
Recommended Start Term Students can begin this certificate with either the Fall (August) or Spring (January) semester. To see how quickly you could finish this certificate view our Course Rotation schedule.
Schedule Format Courses offered in the evenings within 8 week sessions and during the day within the 16 week semester. Please note most ECON courses are only offered during the 16 week semester. One ECON course each semester will be offered in the evening 8 week session format.
Quickest Time to Complete 4 semesters (20 months)
Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Certificate 2 courses / 6 credit hours
Course Locations Water Tower Campus –
820 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Lakeshore Campus –
1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Application and Admission Requirements Application
Official transcripts from all prior institutions
2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions

2015-2016 Academic Year
2016-2017 Academic Year

Certificate Requirements

  • FINC 215 Personal Finance
  • CPST 371 Organizational Finance or FINC 332 Business Finance
  • FINC 337 Banking, Money, and Capital Markets
  • FINC 347 Financial Institutions

Choose two of the following courses:

  • ECON 320 Urban Economics
  • ECON 323 International Economics
  • ECON 325 Economics of Development and Growth
  • ECON 328 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 329 Health Economics
  • ECON 355 Economics of Real Estate

Pre-requisites to the certificate:

  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics: Intro to Microeconomics
  • ECON 202   Principles of Economics: Intro to Macroeconomics
  • STAT 103 Statistics
  • CPST 310 Accounting Principles and Applications

Finish Your Degree: Classroom Visit Night
Tuesday April 11, 2017
6:00 p.m.
25 E. Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611

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