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?
Classes to Consider
ECN 001A • Intro to Macroeconomics
This course is an introduction to macroeconomic analysis. Topics include aggregate measures of economic activity, such as gross domestic product, unemployment, and inflation; market systems; macroeconomic models and their equilibria; effects of fiscal and monetary policy; economic growth; evolution of economic thought; and international economics.
ECN 001B • Intro to Microeconomics
This course is an introduction to microeconomic analysis that focuses on choices of individual economic decision makers. Topics include scarcity and resource allocation, elasticity, market equilibrium in competitive and noncompetitive market structures, consumer behavior, production decisions, income distribution, market failure and effects of government intervention.
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
- Financial Analyst
Salaries in Economics
Check out the salaries of economics majors compared to other majors on Project Hamilton.
Still Not Sure?Still not sure what you could do with an economics major? Visit the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta website or watch the American Economic Association short video “A career in Economics... it's much more than you think.”
How about one of these exciting economics courses?
Interested in Business?
If you like business, your interest might include a degree in business. Check it out!
Accounting & Economics
Many of the same skills are needed for students studying accounting and economics – communication, analysis and decision making.
Thanks for your interest in economics at Mission College!