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Associate of Arts (Business) Degree

2 Year Duration
Undergraduate Degree
60 Credit Hours
Transferability
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The Associate of Arts degree is a two-year undergraduate program offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences which lay a foundation for further undergraduate study.

For full program description, requirements, and policies, see the Academic Calendar.

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Program Description

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What you will learn

Students within the Associate of Arts (Business) Degree program will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge in the faculties of economics, management, accounting, marketing, and statistical analysis, and will develop their critical thinking and research skills. The program also includes a customizable concentration in economics, which allows students to further explore economic theory and applications in conjunction with selected topics related to commerce.

Program Structure

The Associate of Arts (Business) Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 64 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. Program requirements include a minimum of 24 credits in economics and a minimum of 12 credits in Commerce.

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts (Business) Degree program, students may choose to continue their undergraduate studies.

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What you can do after graduation

Transfer to 2nd/3rd Year at a University

An Associate of Arts (Business) Degree may be transferable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university.

Some BC universities also admit Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement. For more information on the option of transferring to a university upon completion of an Associate of Arts (Business) Degree, please consult the BC Transfer Guide or see an Academic Advisor.

Post-Graduate Work Permit Eligibility

International students completing the Associate of Arts (Business) Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

Program Requirements

The Associate of Arts (Business) degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  1. 6 credits in first-year English
  2. 9 credits in science which shall include at least:
    • 6 credits in mathematics, computer science or statistics (statistics courses taught in subject areas of commerce and psychology may also be used)
    • 3 credits in a laboratory science
  3. 12 credits in arts
  4. 24 credits in economics, including 18 credits in second-year economics
  5. 12 credits in commerce, including courses in management, finance, accounting, and marketing
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Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.