Bachelor - Business Economics

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program offers students the opportunity to prepare for positions in the dynamic and technologically evolving global business environment. You can learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program and coursework here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program at the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles in the business environment. The program will introduce you to management theory, business law, accounting, and principles of economics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. You will have the opportunity to study financial institutions and elements of capital and money markets, including bonds, equities, and interest rate determination; international economics, foreign exchange rates, and international trade; and the variables that impact economic growth, such as public debt, employment, and trade policy. The Business Economics program also covers corporate finance, international corporate finance, and international banking; the application of statistical analysis for managers; and strategic management and business policy. Forbes School of Business & Technology students also have access to a vast library of resources and invitation-only speaker series and webinars featuring industry experts.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you'd like to apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program, you should have a high level of interest in finance, banking, and business management. Although it is not required, you may have previous experience working as a bookkeeper or in accounts payable and receivable. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program consists of 120 credits. In addition to 46 general education credits, students must complete 45 major credits and 32 elective credits.

Business Economics Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
BUS 311 Business Law I
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 308 Statistics for Managers
ECO 316 Financial Institutions & Markets
ECO 320 International Economics
ECO 342 Principles of Econometrics
BUS 401 Principles of Finance
PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics
BUS 450 International Finance
ECO 406 Business Cycles & Growth
BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program at Ashford University is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions in a wide range of business settings. As a graduate, you could seek employment in consulting firms, corporations, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and federal, state, and local governments.

Examples of positions you could pursue as a graduate include:

  • Economics consultant
  • Management consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Financial analyst

Advanced Degrees

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics program is intended to prepare you for entry-level positions; if you are interested in higher-level career opportunities, or would like to specialize your education, you may wish to consider earning a master's degree. Depending on your career goals and area of interest, you might be interested in master's degrees such as:

  • Master of Arts in Finance and Economics
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Business Administration

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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