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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

Will the I.R.S. need to collect more taxes to pay for a new healthcare prescription bill? How much additional revenue will earn if it builds a new distribution center? Should you buy the more useful yet expensive SUV or the compact car with the great mileage? These are all questions of economics.

Economics is the branch of social science that studies how individuals, businesses, and governments choose to use limited or scarce resources in the effort to meet the demand for things they want to consume. It considers the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services at the governmental, corporate, and individual levels.

The Economics program at MCC examines how human behavior, beliefs, structures, constraints, and needs impact economic decision making. As a student in the program, you will study theories such as supply and demand, competition and monopoly, and market equilibrium, among many others. A strong knowledge of economics allows you to analyze and understand current market trends and economic structures within society and helps you to become a more well-informed participant in the political process.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Economics program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Economics Economics Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Economics
(Bachelor of Science)
University of Arizona Economics
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Economics program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Economics program is available through the Social Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.