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Economics Certificate Course Online
Starting December 11, 2023
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In this part-time online Economics Certificate Course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to economics. You will learn about the creation and consumption of products and services, and discover how individuals, businesses, and governments decide what to spend their money on. You will receive an Economics Certificate when you successfully complete the course.
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In this course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the field of economics, which involves the creation and consumption of goods and services, and learn how money is used by individual consumers, businesses, and governments. The course is ideal for intelligent people who want to be well-informed, whether in social settings or in business.
What Happens in the Economics Certificate Course
The Economics Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Principles Of Economics 2e). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Economics Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 8 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 16 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Economics Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 8 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.
The Economics Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Economics Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).
Welcome to Economics!
- What Is Economics, and Why Is It Important?
- Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- How Economists Use Theories and Models To Understand Economic Issues
- How To Organize Economies: An Overview of Economic Systems
Choice in a Word of Scarcity
- How Individuals Make Choices Based on Their Budget Constraint
- The “Production Possibilities Frontier” and Social Choices
- Confronting Objections to the Economic Approach
- Consumption Choices
- How Changes in Income and Prices Affect Consumption Choices
- Behavioral Economics: An Alternative Framework for Consumer Choice
Demand and Supply
- Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium in Markets for Goods and Services
- Shifts in Demand and Supply for Goods and Services
- Changes in Equilibrium Price and Quantity: The Four-Step Process
- Price Ceilings and Price Floors
- Demand, Supply, and Efficiency
- Price Elasticity of Demand and Price Elasticity of Supply
- Elasticity and Pricing
- Elasticity in Areas Other Than Price
Production, Costs, and Industry Structure
- Explicit and Implicit Costs, and Accounting and Economic Profit
- Production in the Short Run
- Costs in the Short Run
- Production in the Long Run
- Perfect Competition and Why it Matters
- How Perfectly Competitive Firms Make Output Decisions
- Entry and Exit Decisions in the Long Run
Labor Markets and Income
- The Theory of Labor Markets
- Wages and Employment in an Imperfectly Competitive Labor Market
- Market Power on the Supply Side of Labor Markets: Unions
- Bilateral Monopoly
- Employment Discrimination
Poverty and Economic Inequality
- Drawing the Poverty Line
- The Poverty Trap
- The Safety Net
- Income Inequality: Measurement and Causes
- Government Policies To Reduce Income Inequality
The Macroeconomic Perspective
- Measuring the Size of the Economy: Gross Domestic Product
- Adjusting Nominal Values to Real Values
- Tracking Real GDP Over Time
- Comparing GDP among Countries
- How Well GDP Measures the Well-Being of Society
- The Relatively Recent Arrival of Economic Growth
- Labor Productivity and Economic Growth
- Components of Economic Growth
- How Economists Define and Compute Unemployment Rate
- Patterns of Unemployment
- What Causes Changes in Unemployment Over the Short Run
- What Causes Changes in Unemployment Over the Long Run
- Tracking Inflation
- How to Measure Changes in the Cost of Living
- How the U.S. and Other Countries Experience Inflation
- The Confusion Over Inflation
- Indexing and its Limitations
Macroeconomic Policy Around the World
- The Diversity of Countries and Economies Across the World
- Improving Countries’ Standards of Living
- Causes of Unemployment Around the World
- Causes of Inflation in Various Countries and Regions
- Balance of Trade Concerns
- Absolute and Comparative Advantage
- What Happens When a Country Has an Absolute Advantage in All Goods
- Intra-industry Trade between Similar Economies
- The Benefits of Reducing Barriers to International Trade
The Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model
- Macroeconomic Perspectives on Demand and Supply
- Building a Model of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
- Shifts in Aggregate Supply
- Shifts in Aggregate Demand
- How the AD/AS Model Incorporates Growth, Unemployment, and Inflation
- Keynes’ Law and Say’s Law in the AD/AS Model
The Keynesian Perspective
- Aggregate Demand In Keynesian Analysis
- The Building Blocks of Keynesian Analysis
- The Phillips Curve
- The Keynesian Perspective on Market Forces
The Neoclassical Perspective
- The Building Blocks of Neoclassical Analysis
- The Policy Implications of the Neoclassical Perspective
- Balancing Keynesian and Neoclassical Models
- Voter Participation and Costs of Elections
- Special Interest Politics
- Flaws in the Democratic System of Government
Introduction to Money and Banking
- Defining Money by Its Functions
- Measuring Money: Currency, M1, and M2
- The Role of Banks
- How Banks Create Money
- How Monopolies Form: Barriers to Entry
- How a Profit-Maximizing Monopoly Chooses Output and Price
Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
- Monopolistic Competition
Monopoly and Antitrust Policy
- Corporate Mergers
- Regulating Anticompetitive Behavior
- Regulating Natural Monopolies
- How Businesses Raise Financial Capital
- How Households Supply Financial Capital
What Is Included in the Economics Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Economics Certificate Course Online package includes:
- Registration for the Economics Certificate Course Online
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
- Textbook: Principles of Economics 2e (e-book edition)
- Downloadable Economics Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- (Optional) 2023-2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month
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Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.
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How Much Money Does an Economist Make?
Economists are well paid, with a median annual salary in 2021 of $105,630 or over $50 per hour.
What Does an Economist Do?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, economists collect and analyze data, research trends, and evaluate economic issues. They may prepare reports or formulate plans to address economic problems. Industries with the highest levels of employment for economists include: government, banking and finance, research and development, legal services, professional associations, labor unions, and political organizations. Consulting is also a popular career option for skilled economists.
How Do I Become an Economist?
This is a career that requires higher education. Economists typically need a master’s degree in economics, although some entry-level jobs in government may be available for workers with a bachelor’s degree. Before investing years of time and thousands of dollars in advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the field of economics to help you decide if this is a profession you wish to pursue.
What is the Economics Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Economics Certificate Course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the field of economics. You will learn about resources including money, and how individuals, businesses, and governments choose to use those resources. You will receive an Economics Certificate when you successfully complete the course. This online course has a recommended completion date of 8 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 16 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.