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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ACC 100-Accounting I
Understand accounting concepts, assumptions and principles. Study the analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process and the procedures necessary to complete the accounting cycle. Progress to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, exploring internal control and cash, and explaining accounting procedures for receivables.
BUS 100-Introduction to Business
Get a foundation in business operations through a survey of the major business functions (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). Take a high-level look at business organizations and the business environment, strategic planning, international business and quality assurance.
ECO 100-Principles of Economics
Get a basic overview of macro- and microeconomic principles and concepts. Understand the economic dynamics of market forces affecting competition, different economic systems, the role of government in the economy and economic aspects of international trade. Discusses the labor market, interest rates and the supply of money, and the performance of a national economy. Apply economics to business decisions, considering such principles as opportunity costs, diminishing returns and the marginal principle.
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.