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The Economics Associate in Arts is a pathway program designed to prepare students for further studies in this field. Economics is the study of how people produce, trade, and consume goods and services. The Associate program emphasizes fundamental coursework in business and mathematics. Students with a Bachelor degree in Economics can work in fields such as business economics and forecasting, urban real estate and regional planning, analysis of markets and industrial regulation, management consulting and in banking and financial services, and/or obtain a graduate degree in Economics.

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Program Details

This is a pathway program. The AA degree pathway is designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions by providing them with the necessary general education credits and elective courses. Earning an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at MDC guarantees admission into one of the state's public universities where students can complete a bachelor's degree. An advisor will work with you to determine which elective courses will lay the best foundation for your selected major and continued studies.

Areas of study in this program include:

  • Statistics
  • Business Calculus
  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting

Career Prospects

Students who pursue higher degrees may find employment as economists or in related fields as:

  • Compensation Analyst
  • Finance Clerks
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Representatives
  • Surveyors

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