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Bachelor of Economics (BS)

School of Business and Economics
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Economics (BS) program objective is help professionals develop an understanding of business, markets, trade, government policies and international issues, globalization, health, development, and the environment; so that they can become economists and analysts in the public and private sectors leading to careers in business, finance, international development, health, human resource management, marketing, management and research. The Bachelor of Economics (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Economics (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Economics:

    Macroeconomic Policy
    International Economics
    Money and Finance
    International Finance
    Urban and Transport Economics
    Macroeconomic Principles
    Microeconomic Principles
    Fundamentals of Econometrics
    Critical Thinking
    Microeconomic Analysis
    Macroeconomic Analysis
    Public Economics
    Econometric Principles
    Taxation Economics and Policy
    Economic Development
    Labor Market Economics
    Industrial Organization
    Techniques and Elements of Finance
    Marketing Fundamentals
    Information Technology

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Economics:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Economics graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center: Economics Graduates

Job Description for Bachelors in Economics

Economics graduates pursue careers in business, education, government, and the non-profit sector, and some pursue advanced degrees. Future career options may be determined not so much by the choice of the Economics major, but by your interests, skills, values, and types of work experiences acquired during college. Regardless of your career aspirations, increase your marketability to employers through internships, related work experience, good grades, advanced coursework, and involvement in campus activities. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills, accomplishments, and related work experience while in school.

Skills for Success

  • Able to think logically and analytically
  • Able to discuss views clearly in a variety of forums
  • Able to write concisely
  • Good at mathematics and statistical analysis.

Employment Opportunities for Economics Majors

  • Actuary
  • Bank Examiner
  • Bank Research Analyst
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Business Manager
  • Claims Examiner
  • Collection Agent
  • Commodities Analyst
  • Commodities Trader
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Credit Officer
  • Demographer
  • Economic Research Assistant
  • Economist
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Researcher
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Insurance Agent/Broker


  • International Trade Specialist
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Investment Counselor
  • Job Analyst
  • Job Developer
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Management Accountant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Product Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Property Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Real Estate Investor
  • Securities Broker
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Underwriter


Resources for those with Bachelors in Economics field

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