Economics at College of San Mateo - Degrees & Certificates
Degrees & Certificates

AA-T Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer/SB1440

Economics 60 units

University Transfer Program

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Most careers in teaching, government, and large corporations deriving from the study of Economics require a graduate degree in the field, while a Bachelor’s degree in Economics generally qualifies the student for the same types of employment available to those who hold general business or liberal arts degrees. Upon completion, students will have an understanding of the fundamental theories of microeconomics and macroeconomics, how to apply them to real-world scenarios and evaluate diverse viewpoints.

In addition to a career as an economist, those who possess advanced degrees choose from careers such as accountants, attorneys, auditors, computer systems engineers, credit analysts, financial planners, statisticians, and treasurers. Other fields in which economists are employed include arbitration, budget analysis, business/ market analysis, business/economic forecasting, commodities, industrial relations, investment analysis, labor relations, manpower, transportation, international business, marketing, natural resources, and operations research.