Economic Foundations – Online Microcredential

Level up your economic analysis skills

Economic analysis is a must-have tool for professionals in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in order to study how individuals and institutions allocate resources — and the consequences of the resource distribution.

When you earn a microcredential in economic foundations online from Oregon State University, you'll be in a position to advance your career thanks to the newly gained ability to analyze where best to focus financial and political capital, services and resources in a variety of industries.


Required courses (12 credits)


The in-demand skills you’ll develop as a student in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up your career.

  • Analysis of decision-making
  • Economic analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Microeconomic analysis
  • Macroeconomic analysis
  • Public policy analysis
  • Consumer theory
  • Producer theory

Start working toward an economics degree

Once you complete a microcredential in economic foundations, you can apply the 12 credits you earn directly toward Oregon State’s online bachelor’s degree in economics.

If you plan to apply these credits toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact the program to learn about the degree requirements. Please note that acceptance into a microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.

How to apply

When applying to this microcredential, you should apply as a nondegree (visiting) student. Check out the resources available to you as a nondegree student while pursuing this microcredential online.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.

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