Minor in Economics

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The discipline of economics studies how to allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. Nearly all public and private issues possess important economic angles. Thinking as an economist provides valuable insights into our complex world. Economics students may be employed in businesses, financial firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and for advanced degrees in business, economics, law, public administration, and other social sciences. Economics also complements learning in other areas of business and the liberal arts.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use supply & demand analysis.
  • Apply the concept of opportunity cost.
  • Use marginal analysis.
  • Use the model to explain behavior of economic agents in different market structures.
  • Explain the causes of short-run fluctuations in macro variables.
  • Explain the determinants of long-run economic growth.
  • Predict the effects of various micro and macro policies using the appropriate models.
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret economic data.
  • Describe the role and function of financial market, institutions, and policies.
  • Analyze global economic issues.

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Minor in Economics

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Department of Economics

Economics studies how to allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. A blend of theory and applied quantitative and analytical skills, a degree in economics prepares students for jobs in businesses, financial firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and for advanced degrees in business, economics, law, public administration, and other social sciences.

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