Economics

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Mission College Economics

"Economics is the study of how to get the most out of life." (T. Cowen and A. Tabarrok)

Economists try to answer such important questions as:
  • Why are some countries richer than others? What drives economic growth?
  • How can we use economics to help us understand and solve environmental problems such as pollution or climate change?
  • Why do some people earn more than others? What policies can be used to address economic inequality?
  • What causes recessions?
  • What is the role of government in the economy?
Careers in Economics

Here are some positions which require or benefit from an economics education:

  • Economic Consultant
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Business Owner and Entrepreneur
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Accountant, Actuary
  • Lawyer
  • Financial Analyst
Salaries in Economics

Check out the salaries of economics majors compared to other majors on Project Hamilton.

The Career Exploration website of BLS will give you information on median salaries and job prospects of Economists and other professions

How about one of these exciting economics courses?

 
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Macro economics

Is the big picture of what economics is all about. ECN 001A is needed for business majors.

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Micro economics

Microeconomics studies how individuals and firms make decisions and how pricing and production are determined. ECN 001B is needed for business majors

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Global Economy

Understand the forces behind international economics and the relationships between nations.

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Interested in Business?

If you like business, your interest might include a degree in business. Check it out!

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Accounting & Economics

Many of the same skills are needed for students studying accounting and economics – communication, analysis and decision making.

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Thanks for your interest in economics at Mission College!