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Associate of Arts - Economics

Alexander College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
English
Start dates
Burnaby
Fall

Burnaby
Spring

Vancouver
Fall

Vancouver
Spring
Associate of Arts - Economics

Program description

Associate of Arts - Economics

The Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree is a two-year credential offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.

The Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree is a two-year credential offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.

Students within the Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree program will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge in the areas of theoretical and applied economics, as well as competitive behavior, economic policy, and the global economy. Students will acquire the tools to be able to analyze the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

The Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. The credits must include a minimum of 36 credits in arts, including at least 18 credits in first- and second-year economics.

Admission requirements

General admission requirements:

  • All programs require evidence of English language proficiency
  • Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer
  • Academic and/or GPA requirements specific to individual programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the English language
  • Canadian Citizenship or legal authorization to study in Canada
  • Aged at least 16+ years of age

For more information about program-specific requirements, please visit the program webpage. 


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Program content

The Associate of Arts (Economics) degree program develops broad-based academic skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Written and oral communication
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Computer and technological literacy
  • Research and evaluative skills
  • Analysis, synthesis, and integration of knowledge
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Application of theoretical understanding to practice
  • Collaborative and team-based experience

Specifically, the Associate of Arts (Economics) degree program provides experience and aptitudes in the following areas:

  • Ability to use analytical tools to interpret business data
  • Knowledge of economic theory and its applications
  • Knowledge of micro and macroeconomic policy issues
  • Understanding of government policy pertaining to markets
  • Familiarity with managerial decision making strategies

Tuition fees

  • Domestic: 285 CAD per credit
  • International: 580 CAD per credit 

Continuing studies

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue their undergraduate studies.

Career opportunities

A concentration in Economics allows students to explore their specific interests in the field.This degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.

With an Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree, students can seek entry-level employment in business, management, and financial services.

Positions in these sectors include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting assistant
  • Assistant business analyst
  • Assistant manager/manager
  • Assistant to financial consultant
  • Bank teller
  • Bookkeeping assistant
  • Marketing research associate

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Alexander College

Established in 2006, Alexander College is a private degree-granting post- secondary institution located in British Columbia, Canada with two urban campuses in the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby. Alexander College is home to approximately 3,000 international and domestic students annually....


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Alexander College

#101 - 4603 Kingsway
V5H 4M4 Burnaby British Columbia
Canada

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https://alexandercollege.ca/


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