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.
International students completing the Associate of Arts Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
In an academic year, Alexander College has three admission intake terms for Associate of Arts program: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr) and Spring (May-July).
A concentration in Economics allows students to explore their specific interests in the field.
This degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.
With an Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree, students can seek entry-level employment in business, management, and financial services.
Positions in these sectors include, but are not limited to:
- Accounting assistant
- Assistant business analyst
- Assistant manager/manager
- Assistant to financial consultant
- Bank teller
- Bookkeeping assistant
- Marketing research associate
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The Associate of Arts degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
- 6 credits in first-year English
- 9 credits in science
- 36 credits in arts which shall include:
- 9 credits in arts, science, or other areas
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Liberal Arts View 140 other Masters in Economics in Canada
- Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer.
- Aged at least 16+ years of age.
- All programs require evidence of English language proficiency.
International34800 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34800 CAD per year during 24 months.
National17100 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17100 CAD per year during 24 months.
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- Academic scholarships reward outstanding achievement in a specific discipline (e.g. commerce, psychology, etc.). Scholarships are offered in each major term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
- Further to our internal Scholarships, Alexander College is committed to student success by connecting students to external scholarships as well.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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