Associate Degree in Economics

General

Program Description

Economics is the study of how people make choices when faced with scarcity. It is therefore the study of the process of decision-making by individuals, businesses, governments, or any other group that must make such choices, and the study of the institutional context in which these decisions are made. The department of economics offers courses that provide the lower-division requirements for students majoring in economics, business, computer science, and engineering, and also provide students majoring in other fields with an understanding of economic principles and a familiarity with the economic institutions that affect their lives. The courses offered by the department meet general education and transfer requirements for economics, business, and social sciences.

Jobs and Employers

For students with a Bachelor's degree or higher in economics there are many job opportunities that include the following positions. JOB TITLE

  • Account Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Actuary
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Bank Officer
  • Managing Consultant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Managing Director
  • Business Forecaster
  • Market Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Buyer
  • Pricing Analyst
  • City Manager
  • Product Control Manager
  • Claims Adjustor
  • Production Supervisor
  • Commercial Casualty Underwriter
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Compensation Manager
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Credit Analyst
  • Real Estate Agent/Appraiser
  • Demographer
  • Research Analyst
  • Educator
  • Research Assistant
  • Employee Benefits Supervisor
  • Securities Broker
  • Financial Planner
  • Statistician
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Trade Analyst
  • Investment Analyst/Banker
  • Trust Officer
  • Labor Relation Specialist
  • Urban/Regional Planner

Students with a Bachelor's degree or higher in economics may hold positions with the following types of employers. EMPLOYERS

  • Accounting Firms
  • Health Professions/Organizations
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Import/Export Firms
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Insurance Companies
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Investment Firms
  • Bureau of the Census
  • Labor Organizations
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Litigation Consulting Firms
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • College/Universities
  • Market Research Companies
  • Commercial Banks
  • Planning Departments
  • Consulting Firms
  • Policy Institutes
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Real Estate Sales/Management Firms
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Sales Industries
  • Economic Development Agencies
  • Secondary Education
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • State/County Budget Agencies
  • Federal Reserve Banks
  • Technical Publishing
  • Forecasting Companies
  • Trade Associations
  • General Accounting Office
  • Utility Industries

Cost & Fees

ALL fees are subject to change. Registration is not complete until all required course fees have been paid.

Last updated Dec 2017

About the School

?Irvine Valley College (IVC) combines a small-college environment with more than 60 acres of modern facilities and equipment; dedicated staff; and an excellent faculty who combine knowledge and experi ... Read More

?Irvine Valley College (IVC) combines a small-college environment with more than 60 acres of modern facilities and equipment; dedicated staff; and an excellent faculty who combine knowledge and experience with a sincere commitment to learning. IVC offers day and evening classes, on campus or online. Read less