Certificate in Quantitative Managerial Economics


The purpose of this certificate is to offer students in economics a more advanced and a high quality preparation for the business world within a specific discipline: economics. It could also appeal to students interested in a career in government. Moreover this new certificate will give a strong background to students who are planning to do graduate work in business or in finance. It is an excellent preparation for a MBA or a Public Affairs/Government graduate program.

*These are the certificate requirements for those admitted in fall 2014 or later.  For majors admitted prior to fall 2014 and are working towards this certificate, please use this application.


Non-Economics Courses

  • ACCTG 215, 225
  • MATH 124, 125, 126 (or MATH 134, 135, 136)

Economics Courses

Two core courses from this list are required:

  • ECON 422: Investment, Capital, and Finance
  • ECON 482: Econometric Methods
  • ECON 483: Applied Econometric Modeling


Two additional courses, one from the non-quantitative list and the second from the quantitative list, are also required:

Non-Quantitative (Choose one course from this list)

  • ECON 404: Industrial Organization and Price Analysis
  • ECON 421: Money, Credit and the Economy
  • ECON 423: Topics in Financial Economics
  • ECON 425: Monetary Policy
  • ECON 451: Public Finance – Tax Policy
  • ECON 472: International Macro/Finance

Quantitative (Choose one course from this list)

  • ECON 424: Computational Finance & Financial Econometrics
  • ECON 426: Advanced Financial Economics
  • ECON 454: Cost Benefit Analysis
  • ECON 484: Econometrics & Data Science
  • ECON 485: Game Theory with Applications to Economics
  • ECON 486: Economics of Information

*ECON 415 may be used if the content is relevant and approved by an adviser.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 for the four economics courses.

Getting the Application

To apply, complete the Certificate in Quantitative Managerial Economics application. Printed copies of the application are also available from the advising office in Savery Hall, room 305.

Application for those admitted prior to Fall 2014
Application for those admitted Fall 2014 or later

When you have completed the required classes, fill out the application and return it with a UW unofficial transcript to:

Advising Office, Department of Economics
Box 353330
Savery 305
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Please print your name clearly as you wish it to appear and include your permanent mailing address. Certificates are not printed on a regular schedule so there may be some delay between your date of graduation and receipt of your certificate.