Economics Associate's Degree

Economics associate's degree programs teach you the skills to research and analyze economic trends and prepare you for a 4-year degree. Learn about on-campus and online degree programs, courses in this field, and advanced degrees. Schools offering Economics degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Economics Associate's Degree Programs Are Available?

Your program can teach you how to analyze the current economic market and determine how a business should react to future situations. At the end of your program, you may also be able to understand the effects of different events on the economic situation.

You might be able to find a few programs for this level of education offering distance education courses. You are most likely able to find principle, theory and introduction courses offered online. If you are interested, you may find business administration distance education programs offering economics courses.

Online Availability Online programs and courses available fully online
Common Courses Economic principles, accounting, statistics, macroeconomics
Continuing Education Associate's programs can count towards a 4-year degree
Career Options Entry-level business position (with an associate's degree); economist, research analyst, economics consultant (with further education)

What Courses Can I Expect?

These programs may teach you how inflation and unemployment affect the value of money. You might also learn about economic trends, principles and how to analyze them. Your program can offer courses in accounting, economics, statistics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, calculus, world economy, economic geography and environmental economics. Many programs may also require you to pass general education courses in communications, mathematics, humanities, English compositions, history, general sciences and social sciences.

What Can I Do With My Education?

You may also find that many associate's degree programs advertise that a 2-year degree usually serves as the first half of a bachelor's degree education. There is not much you can do with an associate's degree in economics. Upon graduation, you may qualify for an entry-level career in a business-related field. You might face the problem that many economic careers require you to complete a higher level of education.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states there are only a few entry-level, economist jobs available for bachelor's degree graduates (www.bls.gov). The BLS recommends that a graduate degree education may be the best option to find a career in this field. After completing enough education, you may eventually qualify for a career as a research analyst, economist, economics consultant, forensics economist and project economist.

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