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Department: Economics

Program Type: Business and Information Technology

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Economics is the study of how consumers and producers make choices and how that affects the economy. Whether you’re required to take a course as a business major or plan to study something else, taking a course in economics will improve your ability to understand current events and make informed economic decisions in today’s challenging global environment. You’ll also explore the economic way of thinking and find answers to questions about how markets work, the role of money, how businesses make decisions, and how governments influence the economy.

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Interested in Economics?

Economics courses at ECC count toward a social science general education requirement; however, a four-year degree in economics will give you a deeper understanding of consumer and producer behavior, conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor trends, and develop forecasts related to the economy. Browse the ECC Career Coach Website for relevant data on wages, employment, and education needed for a career in economics, finance, business, or another field.

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