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Program Overview

Economics courses at Inver Hills give you a strong foundation in economics, covering areas such as the world economy and microeconomics. If you are considering economics or a related field as your baccalaureate major, you can transfer your Inver Hills coursework to a four-year college or university.

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Why Study Economics at Inver Hills?

Earning your Transfer Pathway A.A. in Economics is money in the bank.

The knowledge, expertise, and insights you’ll acquire in this A.A. degree program will give you big-time advantages in any number of fields. You’ll learn how to analyze data, reason strategically, play well with numbers, think critically, and solve complex problems—all high-demand skills in the career marketplace.

Find your footing in a consumer society.

Assimilate information and master the tools you’ll need to analyze and evaluate the ins and outs of major consumer issues. One key outcome will be the ability to enhance the health and security of the people around you.

Absorb the big picture.

Go deep into our system of production, distribution, and consumption by measuring the output of the U.S. economy in the early 21st century versus historical performance. You’ll get up to speed on U.S. economic institutions and government macroeconomic policies.

Get the story on small-scale economic activities.

Microeconomics introduces you to the intricacies of supply and demand as well production under different market structures. You’ll also learn about the role of government in a market economy, international trade and exchange rates, income distribution, and the pricing of economic resources. Time to put on your currency cap.

People are the engines of any economy.

Studying economics is fundamentally the study of human beings. Economics works to interpret human behavior, including decision-making and responses during economic troubles and prosperity. Economics is an expansive discipline that unites political science, mathematics, business, sociology, ecology, psychology, history, finance, jurisprudence, and more.

Blast off to the next level.

Our Transfer Pathway A.A. gives you the credits you need to transfer with junior-year status to an economics baccalaureate program at a Minnesota State university. Your education at Inver Hills will be your rocket ship to future academic and career success.

Economics Career Paths

Investigate the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.

Although most people working as professional economists hold graduate degrees, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in economics and chart a wide variety of career paths. Economics can be the catapult to the landing zone of your favorite profession.

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