Economics 2013

What is Economics? Economics is structured ways of thinking that helps explain why people, firms and markets behave the way they do. The scope of economics is extremely broad, ranging from issues that affect the whole economy to issues such as human welfare and equality. Students learn to think critically by examining important societal and practical business issues. The economics curriculum helps develop analytical skills by integrating graphical modeling and problem solving into its course work. Why study Economics? Economics teaches skills and problem-solving techniques that employers value. Economics is excellent preparation for many business careers and for graduate schools in business, law, public policy, and of course economics. Economics is centered around a framework of rational choice and market interactions that has practical applications in personal, professional, and policy settings. Unlike more technical degrees, economics prepares students for positions requiring a broad, general knowledge of the business environment, making economic majors well-suited to achieve upper-level management positions. Combined with a non-business discipline, an economics minor enhances employment opportunities by providing a unique set of analytical tools that can be applied to the business world, social science analysis, or engineering applications. For more information please visit