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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Irvine, CA, United States
The Economics major at Concordia University Irvine prepares you for a wide range of career prospects related to business and finance. The economy is a central aspect to our culture and way of life. It affects everybody. 
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Understanding economics is understanding a major pillar in the mechanics of how the world works. You will have opportunities to consider big questions like: "What makes this value correct?" or "Should this company be legal?" Our goal is to help you understand how institutions are philosophically managed, so you can operate effectively in your career.

If finance is understanding the numbers, economics is understanding the mechanism that creates those numbers. Not simply looking at the transactional nature of business, but the factors that make a business. What is the relationship between goods, services, and consumers? How have they created wealth?

This Economics major at Concordia University Irvine aims to enhance your understanding of economics and its relationship between people and entities, creation and consumption, the regional and the global. Courses cover topics in efficiency, ethics, human behavior, psychology, and people skills. You will benefit from direct and consistent support from professors. Graduates may consider a world of employment opportunities in areas of economic development, government positions, non-profit organizations, trade, equibility, sustainability, and the environment.

Career Opportunities

As an Economics major, you will explore tools like econometrics and clustering techniques. The skills you learn are useful for some of the fastest-growing job markets, such as data science, analytics, and marketing.

Economists enjoy a work environment that provides stable, long-term careers. 22% of economists work for the government, with a projected 6% job increase cross-industry by 2026 and an average salary over $100,000 a year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Business Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Management, Marketing, and Information Technology
  • Business Ethics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed International Undergraduate Application Form with signature
  • $50 Non-Refundable application fee. International Fee Payment Form
  • Essay
  • International Reference Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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