Graduate Certificate Programs

The E. J. Ourso College of Business offers three graduate certificate programs for individuals to gain in-demand skills and advance their careers. To earn a graduate certificate, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent and apply to LSU Graduate School.

 

Graduate Certificate in Econometrics

Offered by the Department of Economics as an on-campus program, this certificate program provides working professionals with the skills needed to understand and use available technology to gain insights into data. Students study topics such as econometric methods, microeconomics, and economic models. This certificate program is designed to enhance your career opportunities and increase your productivity in industry.

A graduate certificate in econometrics can be obtained by earning a minimum 3.0 GPA in the four econometrics courses listed below. No substitution of courses or transfer credit is permitted. The certificate program has prerequisites of multivariate calculus and linear algebra and is open to graduate students at LSU and to non-traditional students from business, industry, and government. 

  • ECON 7630 Econometric Methods
  • ECON 7631 Econometric Methods II  
  • ECON 7632 Microeconometrics
  • ECON 7633 Dynamic Economic Models

To apply for the Certificate in Econometrics program, if you are not currently enrolled at LSU, visit the LSU Graduate School, go to prospective students, select Apply Online, and choose the Certificate in Econometrics program. The department graduate committee will evaluate applicants.

To apply for the Certificate in Econometrics, if you are a currently enrolled graduate student at LSU, visit the LSU Graduate School, go to Current Students, click on Enrolled Student Forms, and then click on Graduate Certificate Application for Degree. Fill out the form and bring it to the graduate director of economics. 

In filling out the form, the current graduate director should be listed as the major professor for this degree. On the second page, under "Courses Completed at LSU," the following should be listed: ECON 7630 (3), ECON 7631 (3), ECON 7632 (3), ECON 7633 (3). The lines for "courses completed at other institutions" and "courses remaining to complete this program" should be left blank.

Qiankun Zhou
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
qzhou@lsu.edu 
225-578-5211
2321 Business Education Complex South

Online Graduate Certificate in Analytics

Advance in the growing field of business analytics with a Graduate Certificate in Analytics from LSU Online and the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems in the E. J. Ourso College of Business. This online certificate program is ideal for retraining professionals, scientists, and researchers in the use of big data, and can be completed in less than a year.

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Online Graduate Certificate in Emerging Information Technologies for Business

Offered by the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems in partnership with LSU Online, the Graduate Certificate in Emerging Information Technologies equips learners with additional skills and knowledge required to drive key business strategies through information technology. The coursework focuses on cloud computing, Al strategy, policies, programs, and governance that organizations should use to stay relevant and the application of IT. Career opportunities associated with this degree include database administrator, AI/machine learning engineer, or cloud engineer.

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