Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics

An online bachelor’s degree in economics may provide students with in-depth training on the fundamentals of economics, including the production and distribution of goods and services. In this four year program, students may learn how to forecast market trends, analyze statistical data, and research economic issues. Program coursework may include general education requirements alongside major-specific courses such as international economics, microeconomics, and business statistics.

Upon completion of the program, students may either seek upper-level employment or continue their studies by enrolling in a master’s degree program. Graduates of baccalaureate programs may gain employment in banking, insurance, government programs, investments, and portfolio management.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 6% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for a bachelor’s in economics degree program may integrate general education requirements alongside core economics classes. These major courses may teach students how to identify market structure, formulate economic strategies, and analyze economic fluctuations. Core economics courses may include the following:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Ecometrics
  • Statistics for Managers
  • International Finance
  • Business Cycles and Growth
  • Business Law

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level graduates in economics may explore employment opportunities in investments, banking, insurance, government, and securities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in economics are expected to increase by 6% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Securities Broker
  • Cost Analyst
  • Economist
  • Underwriter
  • Statistician

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete bachelor’s degree in economics may have the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree. A master’s program in economics may provide students with enhanced analytical capabilities and polished quantitative analysis skills. Employers may require individuals to hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum to be eligible for employment in upper-level economics positions.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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