GET STARTED IN THE WORLD OF ECONOMICS

Supply and demand. Inflation. Opportunity cost. Economic principles affect how business is done from the corner store to halfway around the world. As an economist, you can help companies prepare for and react to changes in our interconnected world.

 

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Hone in on the role of the economist, starting with the fundamentals and working toward more advanced concepts.

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Our degrees can help the lay the foundation for your continued education.

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Strayer University is Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and companies such as Capital One, ICF International and the National Cooperative Bank turn to us to help train their employees

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A Strayer associate degree in economics gives you the foundational economic skills upon which you can build a successful career. In addition to providing a broad understanding of the global economy, our program also develops your communication and critical-thinking skills to enhance your employability.

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85% of Strayer associate degree recipients who responded to our survey said their degree had an impact on meeting their professional or career goals.

— OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013

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BUILD YOUR SKILL SET:

Learn the fundamentals of micro- and macroeconomics
Develop communication, analysis and quantitative competencies
Strengthen your understanding of the global economy
Increase your professional net worth, and start on a path toward career advancement
Explore the economic policies that affect our daily lives
Prepare to pursue a bachelors or masters degree in economics to further your knowledge and marketability

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Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter

Tuition:

$1,420.00 per course (Full-Time), $1,420.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $3,000.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

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  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 3 or more classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 1.7 year or fewer (3 classes per quarter)
Part-time 2 or fewer classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 2.5 years or more

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.

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Key Courses in Your Major.

ACC 100-Accounting I

Understand accounting concepts, assumptions and principles. Study the analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process and the procedures necessary to complete the accounting cycle. Progress to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, exploring internal control and cash, and explaining accounting procedures for receivables.

BUS 100-Introduction to Business

Get a foundation in business operations through a survey of the major business functions (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). Take a high-level look at business organizations and the business environment, strategic planning, international business and quality assurance.

ECO 100-Principles of Economics

Get a basic overview of macro- and microeconomic principles and concepts. Understand the economic dynamics of market forces affecting competition, different economic systems, the role of government in the economy and economic aspects of international trade. Discusses the labor market, interest rates and the supply of money, and the performance of a national economy. Apply economics to business decisions, considering such principles as opportunity costs, diminishing returns and the marginal principle.

ECO 101-Microeconomics

Examine the economic decision-making process, the theory of consumer behavior, firm economics and market structure. Discuss major issues of welfare economics, comparative systems and other microeconomics topics.

ECO 102-Macroeconomics

Examine the relationships of aggregate economic activity, output determination and national economic problems of inflation and unemployment. Consider the appropriate use of government fiscal and monetary policy to alleviate these problems. Discuss economic growth, economic development and the effects of international trade

ECO 250-Comparative Economic Systems

Prerequisite: ECO 100 or ECO 102
 

Analyze the main economic systems operating today and their effect on international trade policies. Compare economic internal growth in centrally planned, mixed and capitalist economics. Analyze the performance of various economic systems in today’s global economy and discuss important problems and issues of economic transition. Compare the basic theories of economic systems and various models of economic transition.

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