Associate's Degree Programs in Economics

Economics Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Sales Representative
  • Research Assistant
  • Financial Clerk

Expected Salary


Job Growth


These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An associate’s degree in economics opens the door to careers in data analysis, stock brokerages, or economics itself. The economics curriculum varies from college to college, but can include:

  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Financial Accounting
  • World Economic Trends
  • Business Law

About Economics Training & Careers

In an economics associate’s degree program, your coursework will give you an understanding of current and past trends in the economy, how to analyze and make the appropriate decisions about financial statements and investments. When you finish the program, you should be able to evaluate specific economic directions and figure out how that might impinge upon the financial decisions of different companies and organizations.

Growth is inevitable for these jobs because of the growing demand for data analysts and well-schooled accountants. Economists are currently very much in demand because of the current economic situation. Generally, economics careers will open up as organizations have requirements for economists and data analysts.

Associate’s programs in economics mostly focus on:

  • Economic theories
  • The part financial organizations play within government
  • How to apply the ethics of economic issues and systems

As you prepare yourself for an economics major, keep in mind that you can finish your associate’s degree and continue studying online in different bachelor’s degree programs. The most important rule is to make sure that the programs are accredited so that any classes that you take can transfer successfully within online curricula.

As an economics major, you will be ready for a career in government, whether local or federal; organizations that are for and non-profit; and for industry in general. The global focus cannot be ignored; the economic trends that are opening up for people who are multicultural and multilingual are becoming infinite.

Economics Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.
h3. Keiser University Advantage

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training
    Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

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  • Associate of Arts in Hospitality
  • Associate of Arts in Accounting (Online Only)
  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration

Virginia College

The Most Direct Path to Your New Career

Our Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs emphasize a fast and focused method without sacrificing the quality education that students and employers demand. We constantly research the job market to make certain we are offering those career programs in which the greatest job growth is expected. We proudly offer the most direct path to your new career! To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Career Placement Assistance

Once you have the degree, do you know how to begin your new career? Maybe you’re looking for a new profession, or just want to move ahead in the one that you already have. At Virginia College, our Career Development associates stand ready to assist you in obtaining or enhancing your career wherever you are…helping you with job placement services well beyond graduation! To find out more, complete the Request for More Information or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

One of the first questions many of our prospective students ask is, “How will I pay for college?” The answer is the right combination of financial aid programs that can help you manage the costs involved in obtaining your degree. The Financial Aid department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans are available to those who require assistance and qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions. To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

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  • Business Administration Associate

Remington College

At Remington College, we offer a variety of educational programs.

While no reputable school can guarantee employment after graduation, our programs are designed with an emphasis on helping students to prepare for entry-level employment in various career fields.

This combination of traditional teaching methods along with practical classroom experience provides an opportunity for students to apply and practice their knowledge and skills.

Not sure which program is right for you? Remington College understands that choosing a career path can be stressful for some students. That’s why we have admissions staff available to students in order to help them find an area of study that is right for them.

Some programs that may be available in your area:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology
  • Pharmacy Technician

Why choose Remington College?

  • Small class sizes
  • Day or evening classes available in select programs
  • Career focused educational programs
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

Simply fill out the form to receive more information about Remington College.

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  • Business Administration: Executive Assistant
  • Business Administration: Marketing & Sales
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  • Business Administration
  • Business Office Management

Southern Careers Institute


Take the step to get a new career today


Southern Careers Institute has maintained a tradition of career training for over 50 years in Texas with campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio & Online courses available to anyone, anywhere.

At SCI, we have made it our mission to provide our students with the training they need to be successful in a new career. We offer career training in Medical, Business, Skilled Trades, Cosmetology, & Technology programs. These certification-based programs are designed to make our graduates some of the most marketable job candidates.

We are Texas born, Texas proud.

1,306 SCI students did in 2016*


SCI is a career-training school in Texas that motivates & educates you to get the job. Our mission is to ensure the long-term success of our students.

We are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Earn skill badges to showcase the hard & soft skills earned during your training to show employers your proficiency & prepare you for your state and national certification exams.

This is the A-Team! Career Services will help you build your resume & learn to answer those hard interview questions. We work with local employers & connect students to jobs.

Who said your job had to be boring…

Medical Assistant
Medical Billing & Coding
Medical Office Specialist
Nurse Aide
Pharmacy Technician

Administrative Assistant
Business Accounting

Automotive Technician
CMVO (CDL Driver)

Computer Support
Full-Stack JavaScript
Software Developer

Business Accounting
Medical Billing & Coding
Virtual Workshops

“The instructors here at SCI, they are here for YOU. They were more than just my instructor. They’re like the mother, the father that you probably never had. They were that for me. Thank you for making me a better me.”

What are you waiting for?
Join the ranks of tens of thousands of SCI graduates.
Success starts at SCI. Let’s get there together.

*Based on graduates from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 who were placed in their field or a related field in accordance with reporting guidelines for the Council on Occupational Education.

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  • Pharr
  • Business Accounting Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant

Charter College

Charter College is a private, independent institution of higher education that follows a new direction. Charter College is neither a liberal arts college, a university, nor a vocational school. Instead, Charter College borrows certain elements from each of those respected educational institutions to create a unique and innovative experience for our students.

We offer career training programs in the growing fields of health care, business, law, criminal justice, information technology, and select trade careers. We strive to provide our students with a career-focused education that is both relevant in today’s workspace and cutting-edge in technology and focus.

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  • Vancouver
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  • Anchorage
  • Certificate - Business Office Administration