Economics

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Economics

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.

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Economics program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Business - General Requirements ABUS-GR Associate in Business General Requirements

Financial Aid

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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.