Bachelor of Arts in Economics Online

Equip yourself with the economic tools and knowledge to excel in the corporate world or gain a competitive advantage as an entrepreneur with this affordable, 100% online program.

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Program Overview

Find out about our online B.A. in Economics

Sharpen your understanding of economic concepts and theories and their implications for everyday life and policymaking with our Bachelor of Arts in Economics online program. Coursework in this program provides an understanding of the U.S. economy and the tools of macroeconomic policy, and it emphasizes how markets allocate resources and how people respond to these forces.

Add marginal and quantitative analysis, economic research and theory, policy formulation, evaluation methodology, and other crucial economic skills to your toolkit for career advantage in economics, sales, business, or finance. Transfer up to 90 credit hours to finish this accelerated program faster and more affordably.

As a graduate of this online bachelor’s, you will be prepared to:

  • Understand the concepts of scarcity, opportunity cost, and marginal analysis to make decisions in everyday life and in policy-making
  • Demonstrate how markets work to allocate resources and how individuals optimize the use of these resources
  • Learn how to conduct economic research by learning methods of discovery, quantitative analysis techniques, and evaluation methods
  • Analyze different market structures and discuss their implications for resource allocation
  • Explain the structure, scope, and performance of the U.S. economy as measured by national income, price indices, and unemployment rates
  • Understand the tools of macroeconomic policy, critique economic policies, and formulate appropriate policy recommendations
  • Analyze economic issues of public interest and apply economic theory to historic, current, and projected economic events
  • Understand the concepts of scarcity, opportunity cost, and marginal analysis to make decisions in everyday life and in policy-making
  • Demonstrate how markets work to allocate resources and how individuals optimize the use of these resources
  • Learn how to conduct economic research by learning methods of discovery, quantitative analysis techniques, and evaluation methods
  • Analyze different market structures and discuss their implications for resource allocation
  • Explain the structure, scope, and performance of the U.S. economy as measured by national income, price indices, and unemployment rates
  • Understand the tools of macroeconomic policy, critique economic policies, and formulate appropriate policy recommendations
  • Analyze economic issues of public interest and apply economic theory to historic, current, and projected economic events

Careers in economics:

  • Economist
  • Sales Manager
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Economist
  • Sales Manager
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • Financial Manager

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The Mount has multiple undergraduate degree programs online. Explore our online bachelor’s degrees.

Per Credit Hour: $321
Transfer Credits: Up to 90
Credit Hours: 120
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Tuition

Our bachelor’s in economics online can fit into your budget

At the University of Mount Saint Vincent, we are committed to providing a high-quality education for less than you would expect. Tuition for the online bachelor's degree in economics is affordable and can easily fit into your budget.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $321
Per Course $963

Calendar

Make note of these important dates and deadlines

The online economics bachelor's degree is designed with working adults in mind. We offer multiple start dates and faster course completion time to help you earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/30/241/16/241/20/241/25/241/26/243/18/247 weeks
Summer 15/24/244/23/244/23/244/29/245/16/247/8/247 weeks
Summer 27/9/246/3/246/3/246/10/247/2/248/13/247 weeks
Fall 19/2/248/19/248/23/248/28/248/30/2410/18/247 weeks

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Next Apply Date 4/23/24
Start Class 5/24/24

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Admissions

Here are the admission requirements for this online program

The streamlined admission process at the University of Mount Saint Vincent makes it easier to apply and helps you start your academic journey faster. Please read the full admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

  • No ACT/SAT scores required
  • Transfer up to 90 credit hours
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Economics online program:

  • Submit online application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • First time freshmen must be out of high school for two years

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Office of Admissions:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:
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University of Mount Saint Vincent
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Courses

Discover what you will learn in this online bachelor's degree in economics

For the University of Mount Saint Vincent’s Bachelor of Arts in Economics online, the curriculum comprises 40 courses for a total of 120 credit hours, including five economics core courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course introduces the student to the basic economic principles and analytical techniques that are necessary to understand how the market economy functions and what market efficiency means. It explains why the government intervenes and how such intervention affects the market. It focuses on the study of the behavior of individual economic units, which include consumers, investors, business firms, workers, and other entities that play a role in the functioning of the economy. The course examines how and why these units make economic decisions, and how they interact to form larger units — markets and industries. As an introductory course, it is designed to equip the students with the basic tools of economic analysis that will help them understand better the world we live in.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course builds on the foundation of microeconomic principles and provides an in-depth coverage of the theoretical and empirical aspects of microeconomics. It examines in detail the price mechanism, market structures, and market outcomes. The focus is on the application of microeconomic theories.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an in-depth analysis of the monetary system of the United States, the principles of central banking, and the conduct of monetary policy. The course also covers the essentials of financial markets and financial institutions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course builds on the foundation of macroeconomic principles and provides an in-depth coverage of the theoretical and empirical aspects of macroeconomics. The economic models of national income, unemployment, inflation, growth, and business cycles are discussed. The emphasis is on the application of theory to the analysis of real macroeconomic issues.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course in economics is designed as part of the University's Core Curriculum. This course examines the fundamental principles that govern the workings of the overall economy. It covers topics such as demand and supply analysis, national income accounting, economic growth, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies, as well as an introduction to international trade and exchange rate markets. It also explores various contemporary economic policy issues. The course is designed for both Business and Economics majors/minors and non-majors, and fulfills the social science requirement in the core curriculum.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the theoretical principles that govern international trade and explores the empirical evidence of patterns in world trade and the trade policies of industrial, developing, and emerging economies. A focal point of discussion is the role of the United States in the international trading system. The course complements many of the topics discussed in international finance and international business courses. Topics covered include theory of international trade, public and private barriers to trade, economic integration, and international trade institutions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a study of global political and economic relations, including the place of the United States in the world economy. It explores the interconnectedness between the economic and political factors that have given shape to the current global economy. The issues are discussed in historical perspective, highlighting the major theories that have been developed. Some of the issues examined relate to global security, trade protectionism, international finance, economic and political integration, transnational corporations, the political economy of oil, and global poverty (3 credits).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of international business finance. It discusses the global environment which a multinational corporation faces in the management of the finance function. The major topics include: the international monetary system, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, the management of foreign exchange risk, and country risk analysis. It also examines the foreign investment decision process, the major theories of foreign investment, the role of international banks, and the financing of international business operations through public and private non-bank financial institutions (3 credits).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a second course in financial theory, this course examines problems, procedures, and concepts utilized in managing the assets and liabilities of the corporation. Emphasizing analytical approaches and financial theory, the topics covered include: control of the firm’s financial structure, capital budgeting, risk analysis, the theory of valuation for corporate securities, dividend policies and long-term financing options (3 credits).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles, tools and techniques of investing. It examines asset allocation decisions, the portfolio management process, security market indexes, security valuation, and evaluation of portfolio performance. The course provides a hands-on experience in the use and analysis of various types of investment information (3 credits).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Business and econometric modeling techniques are examined through the use of Windows-based microcomputer spreadsheet construction and analysis. Emphasis is placed upon practical application in the business environment. Topics include inventory simulation, capital budgeting, decision analysis, break-even analysis, database management and record keeping, and single and multiple linear regression analysis (3 credits).

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