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Strayer University

AA in Economics

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Economics program is designed to teach students theories and methods relating to domestic and global market analysis. Read more about this convenient online program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate in Arts in Economics

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may keep up to date with current events. They may also enjoy analyzing data. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in the Associate in Arts in Economics program have the opportunity to gain knowledge of general business practices, such as budgeting, marketing, and personnel management. In addition, the curriculum is designed to teach students microeconomics and macroeconomics principles. Students have the chance to understand the role of consumers in economic fluctuations. Other topics to be covered include global trade, banking systems, welfare economics, monetary exchange rate determinants, and inflation.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

Required Courses for an Associate in Arts in Economics:

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

Area I - Core Component (22.5 credits)

  • 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 II - Major Component (36 credits)

  • ECO 101: Microeconomics
  • ECO 102; Macroeconomics
  • 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 III - General Studies Component (22.5 credits)

  • ENG 215: Research and Writing
  • HUM 101: The Origins of Western Culture
  • PSY 100: The Individual and Society OR PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI 110: Introduction to Physical Science OR SCI 115: Introduction to Biology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

Area IV - Elective Component (9 credits)

These courses are selected under the guidance of an academic advisor.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Those who have completed the Associate in Arts in Economics program could decide to enroll in a bachelor's degree program. A bachelor's degree program could provide individuals with an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge of economic theories and practices. It could also allow them to develop skills in a related field of study. Those who decide to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Economics may be able to apply associate degree credits toward the major requirements.

Other bachelor's degrees that students could seek include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in International Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Economics program is designed to develop students' critical-thinking skills while providing them with an understanding of factors that contribute to fiscal growth and decline. Graduates could be able to find employment with government agencies or private sector businesses.

Entry-level positions that graduates could be able to pursue include:

  • Federal economic assistant
  • Finance associate
  • Financial analyst
  • Sales consultant

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's situation. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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