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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Irvine, CA, United States
Incorporate philosophic and moral precepts in the study of our expanding human needs and wants, of our increasingly elaborate economies as you prepare decision-making in work and life by incorporating the analytical process of modern economic thought with the complex portrayal of human motivation. 

Overview

Economics is the study of our expanding human needs and wants, of our increasingly elaborate economies, of our more complex production processes, and of the impact of increasingly intricate technologies, more refined skills, and greater trade.

In a world of ever increasing constrained resources, the study of Economics must also incorporate philosophic and moral precepts that more properly define the wants and desires of a person, business and community, conditions for material betterment, and value espousals to both better compete and collaborate for the common good.

In sum, an Economics major at Concordia University will prepare you for decision-making in work and life by incorporating the analytical process of modern economic thought with the complex portrayal of human motivation.

Program Outcomes:

  • Articulate and apply the concepts and theories of financial markets.
  • Identify, illustrate, and apply economic principles.
  • Utilize qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to model, measure and predict economic behavior.
  • Effectively communicate economic thought and principals to peers, associates and supervisors.
  • Identify and illustrate philosophic and moral precepts that define socio-cultural behavior.
  • Identify and illustrate value espousals that can and should be incorporated in modern economic theory.

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:
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Legal Environment of Business 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Finance 
  • Global Enterprise 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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

  • Application
  • Official High School Transcript

Official transcripts must be sent directly from the high school in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to Concordia University Irvine.

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores

All freshman applicants must submit official scores from SAT and/or ACT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17995 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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Funding

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