The online Bachelor of Science in Economics pairs a solid business curriculum with rigorous theoretical and empirical tools to study the decisions of individuals, firms and governments.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Economics offered online by the W.P. Carey School of Business provides students the opportunity to combine the expansive business curriculum required for all W.P. Carey degrees with a strong and stimulating core of economic theory and statistical methods. Students supplement business and economic theory courses with department electives that include financial, international, and labor market applications.

The B.S. in Economics offered by the W.P. Carey School of Business pairs economics coursework with an expansive business curriculum that includes a solid foundation in accounting, finance, management, marketing, supply chain management and data analytics. This rigorous combination of business and economics provides students with critical and analytical skills that prepare them for a wide range of careers in the private sector including business intelligence, financial analysis, and regulatory compliance.

One of the top business schools in the country:

  • AACSB-accredited business school
  • Ranked No. 6 online MBA program by the Princeton Review
  • No. 6 for online graduate business programs and No. 6 online MBA program by U.S. News and World Report
  • ASU's online bachelor's programs rank No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report

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Next Start Date:

01/13/2020
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Faculty

Economics faculty includes awarded winning teachers and world renowned researchers. Faculty members routinely publish in the top journals of the discipline. Members of the economics faculty include a Nobel Prize winning economist (Edward Prescott) and National Academy of Science member.

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Economics have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

  • Financial Analyst
  • Bank Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Real Estate Analyst
  • Government Researcher
  • Compliance Manager
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Political Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Regulatory Affairs Analyst

Requirements

Freshman Direct Admission Requirements

Freshman applicants who meet the requirements for ASU freshman admission and also meet one of the following criteria may be directly admitted to a W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Science degree program:

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1230* (taken March 2016 and after)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1160* (taken prior to March 2016)
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.6 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = A)

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

 

Transfer Direct Admission Requirements

Transfer applicants who meet the ASU transfer student admission requirements and also meet one of the following criteria may be directly admitted to a W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Science degree program:

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1230* (taken March 2016 and after)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1160* (taken prior to March 2016)
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.6 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = A)

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

In addition, you must have a 3.0 cumulative ASU GPA (if you have attended ASU) and a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (if you have attended another institution).

Note: Special consideration will be given to students not meeting the above requirement who have not taken university level course work within the past five years.

 

Admissions Portfolio

If you do not meet the requirements for admission to a W. P. Carey degree program, you may submit an admissions portfolio for review. Please note that this is a competitive process and admission is not guaranteed. Preference will be given to students with at least a 3.0 cumulative ASU GPA and/or transfer GPA. Students are only allowed a maximum of two (2) application attempts via Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request. All Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request decisions are final.

 

Application requirements

Before submitting your admissions portfolio, please make sure you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Admitted to ASU
  • In good academic standing if you are currently enrolled at ASU
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of college coursework with a C grade or higher, including the following skill courses or their equivalents:
  • CIS 105/236 (or equivalent) Computer Applications and Information Technology
  • MAT 210/270 (or equivalent) Brief Calculus/Calculus with Analytic Geometry
  • MAT 211/271 (or equivalent) Math for Business Analysis/Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
  • ACC 231/232/261 (or equivalent) Uses of Accounting Information I/Financial Accounting I
    • ECN 221/213 (or equivalent) Microeconomic Principles or ECN 212/214 (or equivalent) Microeconomic Principles
  • Completion of or current enrollment in the following courses or their equivalents:
    • ECN 211/213 (or equivalent) Macroeconomic Principles or ECN 212/214 (or equivalent) Microeconomic Principles
    • ECN 221/231 (or equivalent) Business Statistics
    • ACC 241/242/271 (or equivalent) Uses of Accounting Information II/Managerial Accounting I
 

Application procedure

Complete the Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request online.

  • Submit official or unofficial transcripts of all coursework not yet on file with ASU. If you are currently enrolled in coursework away from ASU, please submit a copy of your class schedule.

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