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Strayer University's Associate of Arts in Economics program is designed to provide you with a firm grasp of economic theories and systems. Read more about this associate's degree program here.
If you enroll in Strayer University's Associate of Arts in Economics program, you will have the opportunity to examine such business concepts as buyer behavior, logistics, budgeting, pricing, cost analysis, and financial recording. You will also have the chance to explore banking systems as well as various world economies, including mixed, capitalist, and centrally planned. Other topics designed to be integrated to the program include market transitions, welfare economics, monetary exchange rate fluctuations, unemployment, and inflation. This program is offered at select university campuses and online.
You may keep up to date with international current events or economic conditions. In addition, you may be analytical and enjoy theorizing about financial futures based on facts and patterns. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.
This associate's degree program requires the completion of 90 credit hours: 22.5 core, 36 major, 22.5 general studies, and nine elective units. In addition to gaining technical knowledge of their specialization area, students have the chance to develop research and critical-thinking skills.
Economics Course Requirements
|Area 1||Core Component|
|ACC 100||Accounting I|
|BUS 100||Introduction to Business|
|CIS 105||Introduction to Information Systems|
|ENG 115||English Composition|
|MAT 105||Introduction to College Mathematics|
|Area 2||Major Component|
|ECO 250||Comparative Economic Systems|
|ECO 301||Intermediate Microeconomics|
|ECO 302||Intermediate Macroeconomics|
|ECO 305||International Economics|
|ECO 320||Money and Banking|
|FIN 100||Principles of Finance|
|Area 3||General Studies Component|
|ENG 215||Research and Writing|
|HUM 101||The Origins of Western Culture|
|PSY 100 |
|The Individual and Society|
Introduction to Psychology
|SCI 110 |
| Introduction to Physical Science|
Introduction to Biology
|SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology|
|Area 4||Elective Component|
|Selected in consultation with an academic advisor|
After you've earned your associate's degree in economics, you could be able to find entry-level employment with local, state, or national government agencies. You could also pursue opportunities with private businesses, banks, or financial management companies.
With an associate's degree you could be able to secure one of the following positions:
Upon completing the Associate of Arts in Economics program, you could decide to continue your training and enroll in a related bachelor's degree program. Participating in a higher-level program could provide you with advanced knowledge of economic theories, financial strategies, and global business practices. If you decide to enroll in Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Economics program, you could be able to apply all of your associate degree credits toward the major.
Other related bachelor's degrees that you could choose to earn at Strayer University include: