The design of processes that efficiently allocate resources and foster exchange are crucial in society, organizations, personal interactions, and individual decision making. Economic systems design explores problems in the design of allocation systems and provides a method to develop and test the properties of such systems.
The certificate in economic systems design provides graduate students with a program of courses and laboratory experience. Coursework for the graduate certificate can be used for credit toward the MA and PhD in economics.
Graduate students in economics, computer science, mathematics, systems engineering, and informatics find this certificate a strong complement to their major area of study. The courses and project work provide skills that can be used in electronic commerce, public policy, and internal firm resource allocation processes.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.
The graduate certificate in economic systems design may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in courses applied to the certificate with no more than one course with a grade of C (2.00).
Students choose the elective courses in consultation with an advisor in economics.