Whether you realize it or not, economics impacts your daily life. Learning about economic concepts can help you understand the news, make financial decisions, shape public policy and see the world through a new lens. Economics is the study of decision making; of how people use resources and respond to incentives. It usually includes topics like wealth and finance, but economics also helps us understand the driving forces behind the supply and demand of consumer and corporate markets. If you’ve always been interested in the science of human behavior and decision making consider a degree in economics.
Why a degree in Economics from Missouri Valley?
Missouri Valley’s foundation in the liberal arts teaches you to think for yourself, communicate effectively and develop a capacity for lifelong learning; all of these traits are essential to excelling in economics. Our program starts at the beginning and covers economic theories that will help you understand market structures. This background is useful as you learn global economic principles, study supply and demand, develop an understanding of both micro and macro economics and examine the underlying mechanics of monetary and fiscal policies.
- Corporate Economist
- Strategic/Corporate Planning
- Higher Education
- Economic Development
- Labor, Environmental, Credit Union or Bank Economist
Graduate Program Possibilities
- Master of Business Administration
- Master in Applied Economics
- Law School
Courses & Concentrations
Students earning a bachelor’s degree in economics must demonstrate knowledge in the business core, you’ll do this through additional coursework in accounting, finance, business law, economics and marketing.
A minor in economics is especially useful if you’re studying in a business-related field, but is applicable to anyone interested in a career in an area that is affected by global and consumer market trends. A basic understanding of economics can also help you navigate personal financial decisions.