This program is part of the Social Science Department.
Will the I.R.S. need to collect more taxes to pay for a new healthcare prescription bill? How much additional revenue will Amazon.com 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.
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|Associate in Arts, Economics||Economics Emphasis to ASU||Arizona State University||Economics (Bachelor of Science)||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Arts, Economics||Economics Emphasis to UofA||University of Arizona||Economics (Bachelor of Science)||Pathway Map|
The Economics program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Managers, All Other||$93,690|
|Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$60,740|
|Urban and Regional Planners||$73,580|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
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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.