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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
The Economics program of The University of Akron studies of how society, businesses, organizations and individuals produce, exchange, buy and sell goods and services.
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Overview

Economics Fundamentals

A Bachelor of Arts in the Economics program of The University of Akron prepares students for careers in the field through:

  • Core courses in theory, quantitative and computer methods
  • Development of analytical and problem solving skills
  • A program tailored with electives geared toward a particular career track in: business, banking and international economics, public policy, graduate school

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through internship opportunities typically taken in the summer between the third and fourth years.

Career Opportunities

With an economics degree you can do "anything you want to do" or "anything which requires analytical and problem solving skills." You will have an important skill set that differentiates you from others, and is needed in both the private and public sectors, which gives you flexibility. Thus, a variety of career opportunities are available to well-trained economists:

  • Academics
  • Business
  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Pre-law

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:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Labor Market Analysis and Evaluation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

    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.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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