Supply and demand. Inflation. Opportunity cost. Economic principles affect how business is done from the corner store to halfway around the world. As an economist, you can help companies prepare for and react to changes in our interconnected world.
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A Strayer associate degree in economics gives you the foundational economic skills upon which you can build a successful career. In addition to providing a broad understanding of the global economy, our program also develops your communication and critical-thinking skills to enhance your employability.
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Examine the economic decision-making process, the theory of consumer behavior, firm economics and market structure. Discuss major issues of welfare economics, comparative systems and other microeconomics topics.
Examine the relationships of aggregate economic activity, output determination and national economic problems of inflation and unemployment. Consider the appropriate use of government fiscal and monetary policy to alleviate these problems. Discuss economic growth, economic development and the effects of international trade
ECO 250-Comparative Economic Systems
Prerequisite: ECO 100 or ECO 102
Analyze the main economic systems operating today and their effect on international trade policies. Compare economic internal growth in centrally planned, mixed and capitalist economics. Analyze the performance of various economic systems in today’s global economy and discuss important problems and issues of economic transition. Compare the basic theories of economic systems and various models of economic transition.
ECO 301-Intermediate Microeconomics
Prerequisite: ECO 101
Examine the economic theory of consumer behavior, production and costs, the firm, price, distribution, general equilibrium and welfare. Address more advanced microeconomic theories and concepts.
ECO 302-Intermediate Macroeconomics
Prerequisite: ECO 101 or ECO 102
Undertake a systematic study of the theory of aggregate economics, including the level and growth of national income and employment, the degree of utilization of productive capacity, and the general level of prices.
ECO 305-International Economics
Prerequisite: ECO 100
Get a comprehensive account of the theory and practice of international trade and international monetary relations. Focus on modern trade theory and applications, trade policies and arrangements, and international factor movements. Cover topics in international financial relations, including the balance of payments, exchange rate determination and regimes, international economic policy and international banking.
ECO 320-Money and Banking
Prerequisite: ECO 101 or ECO 102
Discuss the role of financial institutions, the banking system, the Federal Reserve System and the nature and effectiveness of monetary policy tools.
FIN 100-Principles of Finance
Get a foundation in business finance, starting with a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and an introduction to financial tools and techniques, including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.