Online Bachelor of Science in Economics – Business

In the Bachelor of Science in economics – business, you’ll learn about the theoretical and empirical tools 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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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 41

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a BS in economics?

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 and the labor market.

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. Throughout your business classes, you’ll develop familiarity with important concepts including:

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

What’s the difference between this business economics degree and a liberal arts economics degree?

 

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in economics through the W. P. Carey School of Business, you benefit from the same intensive economics curriculum as those earning their degree through The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The key distinction between this program and the liberal arts economics degree is that students in the W. P. Carey School of Business also gain a deep understanding of business topics, while those completing their degree from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have greater space for electives.

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 range from applied regression analysis and international trade theory to econometrics and beyond. Examples of classes in this curriculum include:


MGT 300: Principles of Management and 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 BS in economics?

The central skills you’ll build in the Bachelor of Science in economics 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.

This BS in business economics degree can also 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 aren’t limited to:

Business Intelligence Analyst


Growth: 35.2 %
Salary: $103,500

Economics Professor


Growth: 3.8 %
Salary: $103,930

Economist


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $113,940

Environmental Economist


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $113,940

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 1.5 %
Salary: $86,280

Logistics Analyst


Growth: 18.3 %
Salary: $77,520

Market Research Analyst


Growth: 13.4 %
Salary: $68,230

Operations Research Analyst


Growth: 22.5 %
Salary: $85,720

Statistician


Growth: 31.6 %
Salary: $98,920

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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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

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 U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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