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BA in Business Economics

Students enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program have an opportunity to learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of economics. Learn more about Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students who wish to enroll in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program should have a high school diploma and have strong math and analytic reasoning skills. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should have graduated high school before 2008 and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program is designed to teach topics such as business management, banking, and finance. The degree program addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of economics and introduces students to economic tools used to analyze decisions made by policy makers, consumers, and firms. Other topics covered in the curriculum include trade policies, accounting, international finance, and business cycles. This program is part of the school's Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢, and online business students have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as webinars that feature business experts from Forbes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program:

Core Course Requirements

  • MGT 330: Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 311: Business Law (3 credits)
  • ECO 203: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 204: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ACC 205: Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 206: Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • BUS 308: Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
  • ECO 316: Financial Institutions for Markets (3 credits)
  • ECO 320: International Economics (3 credits)
  • ECO 342: Principles of Econometrics (3 credits)
  • BUS 401: Principles of Finance (3 credits)
  • PHI 445: Personal and Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
  • BUS 450: International Finance (3 credits)
  • ECO 406: Business Cycles & Growth (3 credits)
  • BUS 402: Strategic Management & Business Policy (3 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program have the opportunity to complete a master's degree in the field. Some of the topics covered in a master's degree program include econometrics, quantitative analysis, statistics, and macro- and microeconomic theory. Some universities may offer a research-based option as well as a course-based master's degree in economics. The research-based option is usually taken by students who plan to pursue a doctoral degree in the field.

Some possible master's degrees may include:

  • Master of Business Administration (Economics)
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Science in Applied Economics
  • Master of Arts in Economics and Education

Career Paths:

Entry-level opportunities could be available to students who have met the requirements for Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. Some of the industries that may hire new economics graduates include government, credit agencies, brokerage firms, and banks. Employers in these sectors typically select job candidates who have strong quantitative and problem-solving skills.

Some possible career paths could include:

  • Bank officer
  • Internal revenue agent
  • Securities analyst
  • Economic consultant

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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