Flexible Pre-Major EconomicsAlexander College
Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution and operates two campuses located in the urban centres of Burnaby and Vancouver, BC.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||C$ 15000|
|Start Date||January 2017|
What is a Flexible Pre-Major?
A Flexible Pre-Major (FPM) is an academic program that consists of the first and second year courses which students are required to complete in order to be admitted to a specific major at a university at a third year level. Students are advised that completion of a FPM program does not guarantee acceptance into their chosen major or degree program because acceptance also depends on students obtaining a competitive GPA and meeting any other admission requirements specified by the university and the faculty.
University Transfer and Flexible Pre-Major: What Is the Difference?
Flexible Pre-Major program is a University Transfer (UT) program in a narrow sense. However, unlike other UT programs, it places a student in the third year of a four-year degree program at a university, while students in the UT program can be placed in the first or second year at the university depending on the number of credits they achieved at Alexander College and the eligibility to be admitted to a certain year of the Bachelor’s degree program.
In addition, UT students can transfer to a university without having to decide on their major until after they are admitted, whereas students in the FPM program declare their major prior to applying to the university.
General Admission Requirements
- Minimum 5 Credit Level passes in WASSCE/NECO/GCE including English and Mathematics
- Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer
- Academic and/or GPA requirements specific to individual programs
- Aged at least 16+ years of age
The Flexible Pre-Major (Economics) degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
I. 6 credits in first-year English
II. 6 credits in first-year Economics
III. 6 credits in first-year Mathematics
IV. 3 credits in second-year Commerce
V. 6 credits in second-year Economics
VI. Depending on whether a student is looking for a second or a third‐year transfer:
- Electives to reach 27 credits for a second‐year transfer – See Academic Advisor,
- Courses to reach 54 credits for a third‐year transfer – See Academic Advisor
A concentration in Economics allows students to explore their specific interests in the field. This degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.
With an Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree, students can seek entry-level employment in business, management, and financial services. Positions in these sectors include, but are not limited to:
- Accounting assistant
- Assistant business analyst
- Assistant manager/manager
- Assistant to financial consultant
- Bank teller
- Bookkeeping assistant
- Marketing research associate