An economics background is excellent training for many careers. The study of economics provides the skills necessary to make good decisions in a wide variety of situations and circumstances. This makes an economics degree valuable preparation for many different occupations and careers.
Economics is excellent training for a wide variety of careers: finance, insurance, sales, real estate, marketing, management, public utilities, government, communications, human resources and public service. An economics degree also provides a strong liberal arts education for students going on to professional schools. Advanced degrees are required for individuals who choose to be professional economists.
The discipline of economics has two valuable attributes that make graduates marketable.
First, economics is a way of thinking, an approach to decision making that helps people
achieve their objectives. This economic way of thinking is universal; it is adaptable
to many different careers. Second, economics requires use of a combination of skills:
logical reasoning, reasonable quantitative skills, and verbal and analytical skills.
All are highly desirable in any career.
Please consult a faculty member listed below before beginning your coursework.
Economics, Associate in Arts
When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet.
This information can help you learn about the transfer process and what requirements you'll need to meet.
If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty member in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the faculty member you wish to reach:
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H09E, (630) 942-2157
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H09C, (630) 942-2403
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H09D, (630) 942-3334
If you are unable to contact a faculty member, messages may be left with the Health and Sciences Division, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-2010.
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