This course will give you an outline of what’s involved in a subject that impact’s on virtually everybody in the World. It will provide students at a distance with the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge that are designed to familiarise you with a range of economic issues both in breadth and in depth.

Online courses are a great way to reach students who would otherwise not be able to undertake a economics degree course. Through study student will not only gain a picture of the world of business, but will also gain a valuable qualification in a much sought after subject.

The curriculum will combine online study with traditional classroom teaching to produce an individual Internet learning environment where students can really understand how the financial system fits into the global economy. It will not only increase your knowledge of the financial world, but will also increase your employability and therefore improve your earning potential as well.

Online economics degree overview

Economics is at the heart of the modern world, and at the core of the production and distribution of wealth in the societies that we live in. A distance learning degree course will provide students with an insight into understanding important economic issues like recessions, the housing markets and developments in the business world. On top of this students will also learn how to use and apply economic principles to a wide range of business, employment and domestic issues.

Courses are delivered through;
Online study materials.
Online lectures.

Typical modules on a course

  • Banking
  • Business Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Budget Strategies
  • Banking Systems
  • Business Life Cycles
  • Capital Investments
  • Central Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Geography
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Economic Theory
  • Economics of Money and Banking
  • Economic and Social Statistics
  • Economics for Business
  • Financial Systems
  • Financial Investments
  • Insurance
  • International Markets
  • Labour Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Market Trends
  • Money Supply
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Personal finance
  • Price Theories
  • Risk Analysis
  • Securities
  • Sociology
  • Supply and Demand
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Taxation
  • The World Economy

Student will also learn about

  • How modern economies work.
  • The effects of government spending on the economy.
  • The history and structure of financial institutions and monetary instruments.
  • New and alternative economic theories.
  • Understanding and applying economic theory.
  • The role of government expenditures and taxation in relation to the modern market economy.
  • Collecting and analyzing data.
  • Communicating technical information effectively to others.
  • Business Cycles
  • Energy Costs
  • Inflation
  • quantitative analysis
  • Exchange Rates
  • Interest Rates
  • Recessions
  • Employment Levels
  • Tariffs
  • The effect of hedge funds on a economy.
  • Financial trends and the economy.
  • The consumers role in a modern economy.

Students will learn how to

  • Understand the incentives that influence human behaviour.
  • Interpret financial data.
  • Find solutions to economic and financial problems.
  • Understand the economic policy of the day.
  • Collect, assess, and interpret data consistent with modern economic theory.

Student requirements
The study of economics is best suited to students who have strong writing and reading comprehension skills and a solid mathematics background.

Careers prospects for Economics graduates
According to the Bureau of Labour statistics, in May 2010 the average annual wage of an economists was $89,450. In the United Stated it is predicted that for the period 2010 to 2020 employment of economists will grow by 6 percent.  Click here Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information.

For graduates employment opportunities exist in private industry, administration, government, academia, and the business world. Below are some job roles that this degree could be useful in;
Business Strategist
Financial Analyst
financial economists
International economists
Industrial economists
Labor economists
Organizational economists
Monetary economists
Personal financial advisors
Stock Market Trader
About this page
This is a resource page that will give you basic information about what you can expect to learn on an accredited online economics degree course. It will also give you links to established US and UK universities that run these courses (at present it is the United States of America and the United Kingdom where most English language Internet courses are run from). Through the links on this page you will find out about the:
Course cost (tuition).
Course length.
Admission requirements.
Enrolment dates .
Financial aid packages (if any) available to students.


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