Economics, Associate of Arts Degree

How would you manage the world's resources?

Program at a glance


Associate Degree

Area of Study

Arts & Humanities

Study options



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International



2 years

At a glance image

Looking down the walkway next to Dawson building, Lansdowne campus.

What you'll learn

Start in September, January or May!

You will learn to apply economic theories to analyze market changes, consumer choices, competition, business cycles, and the effects of trade. You will gain exposure to banking and financial markets, managerial economics, and quantitative methods. The analytical skills you develop in this program are useful in a career in economics or business, and in your personal decision-making.

This two-year, 20-course program will give you a head start in economics, statistics, science and English, as well as your choice of electives to round out your education.

As a graduate, you can choose to continue your studies, or you could find employment in academia, in a bank, within government, business, international development or research organizations.

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What's an Associate Degree?

An associate degree is a two-year academic program made up of 20 university-level courses. It is a stand-alone provincial credential you can list on your resume, as well as a good option to consider if you plan to continue your education to complete a university degree.

The Associate Degree program provides some flexibility with course choices and scheduling, you can study full-time or part-time, and potentially year round.

Camosun's academic advisors are available to help you understand how to choose the right courses to meet your educational goals. With this assistance, you will be able to make informed choices to ensure the courses you select will be usable for the university program you'd like to pursue.

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Transfer your credits to university

As a graduate, you can continue towards a degree from many universities:

Work experience option

As an Associate Degree student, you can gain practical work experience through Co-operative Education or an Internship. Work terms are available after you've completed at least eight courses.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?


An investment in your career

Invest in yourself! Two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career or further university studies in economics.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$8,621 (domestic)

$33,520 (international)

Additional Student Fees

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September, January or May intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Matt Agbay Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Matt Agbay


Matt joined Camosun College in 2014 as a term instructor before becoming a full-time faculty member in 2016. He holds an MA in Economics and a BSc ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Bijan Ahmadi Department Chair/Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Bijan Ahmadi

Department Chair, Instructor

Bijan has been on faculty at Camosun since 2012. He holds an MSc Management from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and an MA Economics from t ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Afshin Amiraslany Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Afshin Amiraslany


Dr. Amiraslany has been teaching courses from undergraduate Micro and Macro Economics to advanced graduate Econometrics. Using his managerial experien ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Yolina Denchev Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Yolina Denchev


Yolina joined the faculty at Camosun in 1998. She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Admin ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Narine Grigoryan Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Narine Grigoryan


Narine has been a faculty at Camosun since 2006. Her teaching portfolio includes courses in the areas of Economics, Money and Banking and Statistics. ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

 Ocean Lu Program Leader/Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Ocean Lu


Ocean Lu became a part of the department of Economics, Finance and UT at Camosun College in 2010, and she holds a Master’s degree in Economics with a ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile


Becky Mason


Becky Mason has been teaching since 2000 and joined the faculty of Camosun College in 2008, where she teaches courses in Microeconomics, the Canadian ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Francis Michaud Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Francis Michaud


Francis joined Camosun in 2013, where he teaches courses in Economics and Finance. He is originally from Quebec, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Developm ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Joel Tamosiunas Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Joel Tamosiunas


Joel has been teaching at Camosun since the summer of 2013. He holds a MA Economics from the University of Victoria where he specialized in econometri ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Keith Yacucha Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Keith Yacucha

Program Leader

Keith has been teaching at Camosun since 2016. He has BA from the University of British Columbia Okanagan where he focused on Financial Economics and ... Read more
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Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements. 

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus


Fax: Fax: 250-370-4104


International students contact Camosun International