Online Bachelor of Science in Economics - Business

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in economics – business provides you with 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. In this unique program, you’ll learn about theoretical and empirical tools that can be used in a wide range of professional contexts. Upon graduation, you’ll have the qualifications needed for competitive positions in banking and finance, general business or graduate work in business or policy.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a Bachelor of Science in economics – business?

This online business economics degree pairs the foundational business curriculum of the W. P. Carey School of Business with a deeper exploration of economics as a social science concerned with how societies deal with scarcity. In this undergraduate degree, you’ll study both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, while developing your ability to work with applied statistical tools. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue electives that align with your interests, including international economics, the labor market and more.

What can I learn in the online business economics degree?

 

This business economics degree is a unique offering designed to give you the knowledge needed to precisely model economic phenomena using quantitative tools like algebra, calculus and statistics. Through your business classes, you’ll develop familiarity with important concepts including:

  • Accounting.
  • Data analytics.
  • Finance.
  • Marketing.
  • Supply chain management.

During your time in the program, you’ll benefit from access to a wide range of resources like academic advising, online tutoring and the university’s digital library.

Differences between the business economics and liberal arts economics degrees

 

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in economics through the W. P. Carey School of Business instead of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you still benefit from the same intensive economics curriculum. The key distinction between these two programs is that students in the W. P. Carey School of Business also gain a deep understanding of business topics, while those who complete their degree from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have greater space for electives.

What industries employ graduates of business economics?

 

The central skills you’ll build in the Bachelor of Science in economics program can be applied to many areas throughout the modern economy. Once you earn your degree and explore the variety of industry-relevant electives, you’ll be qualified to pursue professional roles in banking and finance. You’ll also be prepared to apply to graduate programs in economics, business and law.

Does my business economics degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured business economics courses

In the process of earning your online business economics degree, you’ll have the chance to develop critical thinking and communication skills through a broad range of courses in business and economics, as well as applicable electives. Topics covered in the major range from applied regression analysis and international trade theory to econometrics and beyond. Examples of classes in this curriculum include:


MGT 300: Organization and Management Leadership


ECN 312: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (SB)


ECN 313: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (SB)


ECN 475: Capstone in Economics (L)


What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in economics – business?

The business economics degree can support your effort to pursue careers related to research, analysis and management in business and public policy. With extensive study in how economic theory and applications relate to business concerns, you can prepare for a variety of roles in governments, private organizations, corporate firms and more. Possible careers include, but are not limited to:

Business Intelligence Analyst


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Economics Professor


Growth: 5.2 %
Salary: $107,260

Economist


Growth: 14.1 %
Salary: $108,350

Environmental Economist


Growth: 14.1 %
Salary: $108,350

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 1.1 %
Salary: $86,940

Logistics Analyst


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $76,270

Market Research Analyst


Growth: 17.7 %
Salary: $65,810

Operations Research Analyst


Growth: 24.8 %
Salary: $86,200

Statistician


Growth: 34.6 %
Salary: $92,270

Respected researchers and dedicated instructors

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Respected researchers and dedicated instructors

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Bachelor of Science in economics admission requirements

Freshman direct admission requirements

Transfer direct admission requirements

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You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A leading academic institution for learning about business economics

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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