Current Programs

Certificated Demand Management Professional, Shanghai, China

Demand Chain Institute of Shanghai University invites demand professionals from various industries to share mindset, operation process and experiences of practice. The depths of the sharing plus the previous systematic professional training combine theories and practices of demand management perfectly, which will deepen and enrich the students’ knowledge of demand management system, strengthen their operational ability.

The IIF certifies and fully endorses the forecasting portion of the Demand Driven S&OP curriculum as conforming to the standards of good scientific forecasting practice.

If you are a past participant of the Certification Program, you can query your CDMP Certificate.


Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim, Germany

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim offers an attractive and unique study method, combining both theoretical studies at the university and practical experience at a partner company. Our university is pleased to be the first german university awarding the International Institute of Forecasters’ (IIF) Certificate in Forecasting Practice to those of our students who have successfully completed 6 forecasting specific courses. Professor Dr. Christian Schäfer (IIF-member) will lead and teach major parts of this program.


California Lutheran University – M.S. in Quantitative Economics Program

The MS in Quantitative Economics degree provides in-depth training in Economic Theory, Econometrics, and Financial Economics.  It is a very applied degree, with many assignments involving hands on work with real world examples.  

The Econometrics curriculum includes inertial and structural economic model building and forecasting, and we provide training in EViews Programming, the EViews Model Object, and in R Programming.


Johns Hopkins University – Applied Economics Program

The MS in Applied Economics Program develops skill in economic reasoning, and in constructing and estimating economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques. This is a ten-course degree program.

The IIF has approved two sequences of Applied Economics Program courses as meeting requirements for awarding its Certificate in Forecasting Practice. Admissions requirements are the same as our MS in Applied Economics degree. Those who successfully complete Statistics, Econometrics, Macroeconomic Forecasting, and Microeconometrics or Macroeconometrics, with at least a grade of B, at the Applied Economics Program and who have participated in an additional single-session mini-course on “Forecasting in Organizations”, will receive the Certificate.


Lancaster School of Management @ Lancaster University

As Europe’s leading centre for forecasting research, Lancaster develops applied research with companies, transfers knowledge between academia and business and builds best practices in methods, processes and systems.

Beginning in 2016, Lancaster University will offer the Certificate of Forecasting through their Masters in Management Science and Marketing Analytics. This programme is ideal for those working on marketing problems to support decision making in organisations. In the programme, we emphasise the practical analytical aspects of marketing problems as well as the fundamentals of management science and marketing.  For more information on this program, visit the Lancaster University Management School.

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