The world's challenges are becoming more complex than ever before and demand economic leaders with strong decision making and communication skills. Our online Bachelor of Arts in Economics will prepare you to meet these needs.
8-week courses, 5 terms year-round
2 years, 60 units
Cost Per Unit
$450 · Financial aid and scholarships available
July 15 for Fall · November 15 for Spring · April 15 for Summer
Become a Versatile Economist
Economics is a social science that studies human behavior, markets, organizations, and many aspects of human social life. The economic way of thinking provides a unique perspective that is increasingly in demand by employers across many sectors.
Our Bachelor’s in Economics is located in our SJSU College of Social Sciences. The courses are designed and taught by our renowned SJSU faculty, which means that you will earn the same quality degree as all of our SJSU graduates and have the same opportunity to proudly cross the stage during your SJSU commencement ceremony.
To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must fulfill our general SJSU Online requirements and must have completed courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. Visit the Economics catalog webpage for a full list of required transfer courses and contact our Enrollment Counseling team if you have any admissions questions or would like support with completing your application.
Valuable Learning Experiences
In addition to completing economic theory and methods courses, you will also develop an ability to effectively communicate economic ideas both verbally and in writing through several of your courses, including a History of Economic Thought course. Additional learning experiences include:
Use verbal, written, graphical, and mathematical methods to demonstrate microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts.
Understand the similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative economic research methods.
Produce an original study using an economic research method.
Economic Thought of Nobel Prize Winners
Explore lectures and essays related to economics Nobel Prize Winners since 1969. Learn about market theory, information theory, game theory, macroeconomic models, and new developments.
Introduction to Econometrics and Research Methods
Develop research methods and core econometric techniques for analysis of causal effects, from difference-in-means tests of experimental data through multiple regression analysis of observational data.
Apply economic analysis to practical problems in the private and public sector. Research case studies in demand and cost analysis, market structure, statistical estimation and forecasting.
Money and Banking
Understand monetary institutions and theory, central banking, Federal Reserve System, interest rates, foreign exchange, price level theory, flow of funds, policy relative to private, government and international finance.
Writing Workshop: Economic Reports
Develop writing skills appropriate to majors in economics of lucid expression in essays, reports and other types of communication.
Advance Your Career
Graduates of our program utilize their training in economic thinking and theories, decision making, and analytical skills and apply their wide range of knowledge from global financial systems to economic history towards a wide range of careers.
Economists in the Bay Area earn an average annual salary of $124,000 and an upper range of $218,000, according to Glassdoor.
Take a look at some of the top sectors, top companies, and examples of job titles of our alumni, according to LinkedIn.
- Business development
- Community and social services
- Information technology
- City of San José
- County of Santa Clara
- Ernst and Young
- Business development representative
- Complex risk officer
- Data analyst
- Human resources officer
- International trade specialist
- Product specialist
- Senior financial analyst
- Senior recruiting manager
- Technology support consultant
- Transportation planner
Expert Faculty and Diverse Classmates
Learn about the expertise of our Economics faculty and how our program is enabling students from all walks of life to accomplish their goals.
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