The  Global Economic Policy Graduate Certificate educates students in the foundations of international economics and the analysis of global economic policies. Students learn the techniques of trade policy analysis; gain knowledge in the analysis of open-economy macroeconomics and international finance; and cover the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Certificate graduates are able to analyze trade policy and international financial policy for agencies and organizations. 

Consisting of only five courses, this is an affordable and strategic investment in advancing your career by earning a credential from a highly ranked policy school, while obtaining critical knowledge on some of the most pressing international issues. This certificate can also be applied to a master's degree, offering students exceptional flexibility.


Applicants to all graduate programs must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admission Policies. Participants must be admitted to a certificate program. Admission requirements are the same as those for the master's programs and may be found with Schar Admissions.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Termination from Program

Students admitted to a Schar program will be terminated from the program upon receiving one grade of F and are no longer eligible to take courses in the school. Per university regulation, students are terminated from the university after accumulating grades of F in two courses or 9 credits of unsatisfactory grades in graduate courses. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see Graduate Policies.

Banner Code: PP-CERG-GLEP

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 15

This certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only.

Required Courses

GCP 503Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Economy3
GCP 604New Technologies in the Global Economy3
or GCP 605 Technology, Culture and Commerce
POGO 511Introductory Data Analysis for Policy and Government3
PUBP 720Managerial Economics and Policy Analysis3
Total Credits12


Select one course from the following:3
Microeconomics and Trade Policy
Global Financial Crises and Institutions
Advanced Trade Policy
Advanced Data Analysis for Policy and Government
Topics in Policy and Government 1
Transportation Economics
Labor Markets and Policies
Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis for Public Policy
Advanced Economic Analysis for Policy Research
Total Credits3