Economics is the study of how individuals and societies choose to use the resources that are available to them. Courses in economics examine topics such as inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, inequality, development and government intervention in economic activity. Economic issues have an important impact on individuals, firms, industries, countries and the world as a whole.

By studying economics, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics, developments in economic policy and their relevance, and interconnections between economics and other issues.
  • Examine issues from many fields and apply economic tools to analyze real-world problems.
  • Use technology to locate and process data, drawing conclusions from the analysis.
  • Articulate and defend normative analyses.
  • Sharpen your writing and speaking skills.
  • Prepare for a career or graduate studies in a variety of fields, including business, law, medicine, government, non-profits and international relations.