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An Associate of Arts degree is a two year program that is completed after 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours. It gives students a foundation for the knowledge that they will receive in a Bachelor’s degree program.

Those who study economics first and foremost learn the differences between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics involves the behavior of individual markets, such as households and firms, and their interactions. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, involves looking at the entire economy as a whole.

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Alexander College

The Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree is a two-year credential offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree progra ... [+]

Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree

The Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree is a two-year credential offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study. Students within the Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree program will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge in the areas of theoretical and applied economics, as well as competitive behavior, economic policy, and the global economy. Students will acquire the tools to be able to analyze the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. The credits must include a minimum of 36 credits in arts, including at least 18 credits in first- and second-year economics. Upon completion of the Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree may be transferrable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university. Some BC universities accept Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement. For more information on the option of transferring to a university upon completion of an Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree, please consult the BC Transfer Guide or see an Academic Advisor. International students completing the Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree program at Alexander College are eligible to... [-]

Canada Burnaby
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Sierra College

Economics is the academic discipline that deals with the way societies produce and consume goods and services. As a descriptive discipline, it is concerned with accurate ... [+]

Economics is the academic discipline that deals with the way societies produce and consume goods and services. As a descriptive discipline, it is concerned with accurate portrayals of national economies, as well as those of regions, firms and individuals. As an analytical discipline its tools are used to order, modify and describe economic activity.

TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Economics are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Positions for which four-year graduates in Economics are qualified are found in government service, banking and industry.

Economics for Transfer

AA-T Degree The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree (AA-T) program provides students with a strong foundation in Economics. Upon completion of the program, students will use critical thinking to demonstrate an understanding of major Economics concepts, including solving quantitative problems with such issues as opportunity costs, markets and profit maximization; analyze the basic principles underlying the economic way of thinking; list and distinguish basic economic terms; and analyze the supply and demand model.... [-]

USA Rocklin
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley

Two of the most concise definitions of economics are as follows: Economics is the study of production, consumption and allocation decisions under conditions of scarcity, ... [+]

What is Economics?

Two of the most concise definitions of economics are as follows: Economics is the study of production, consumption and allocation decisions under conditions of scarcity, or as the author of The Armchair Economist, Steven Landsburg, says, economics boils down to four words, “People respond to incentives.” Everything else is noise.

Economics is usually broken down into two sub-disciplines:

Macroeconomics looks at the performance of the economy as a whole. Many macroeconomic issues appear in the news daily. Economic students study topics such as economic growth; inflation; changes in employment and unemployment, our trade performance with other countries and the relative success or failure of government economic policies and the policies made by the Federal Reserve.... [-]

USA San Mateo
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