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Join the Business Economics program from Saint Ambrose University, you're compelled to uncover the art behind business economics - which goes way beyond numbers. As a business economist, you will use accounting and finance principles to analyze organizational structures and apply them to business.
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Overview

Business Economics isn't just about one industry, something you'll find reflected in your coursework.

Core business courses will give you a taste of all business-related fields: accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Economics courses then dive into specifics such as theories of micro- and macroeconomics, public finance, data analysis, and law.

We don't stop there. Specialize your business economics degree by studying international, environmental, banking, real estate, and labor economics.

Most of our Business Economics students from Saint Ambrose University  double major or minor in Accounting or Finance, which gives you a multifaceted skill set that employers value. Or, double major or minor in International Business or International Studies. The reservoir of global knowledge you're building will take you anywhere.

Career

Business economists dig deep into data and help guide economic health, which gives you a myriad of career opportunities. You can work for financial service companies, insurance firms, lending organizations, marketing and environmental agencies, and production and manufacturing companies.

Many economists work for local, state and federal governments analyzing productivity, wages, and employment. You could also work for a research firm or think tank, or international company and organization.

Many of our economics graduates have pursued higher degrees in economics or finance, and a number have gone to law school.

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:

  • Accounting Principles
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Quantitative Reasoning in Business
  • Statistics for Business and Economics
  • Principles of Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • To become an SAU Fighting Bee you need a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school.

  • St. Ambrose University has a test-optional* admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32478 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32478 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Davenport

  • 820 - 1240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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