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Study basic economic concepts and how they influence issues in our society.

topics Social Sciences

Skills & InterestFiguring Things Out

CareersBusiness & Management

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Why choose Economics?

Learning economics helps you understand the forces that drive our world. Economics plays a role in -

  • Personal finance
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Social change
  • Economic development

The manner of studying economics also sharpens your problem-solving skills and ability to analyze information.

What will you learn?

How economics helps us understand –

  • Unemployment
  • Poverty
  • Income distribution

Microeconomic subjects like –

  • Commodity production
  • Price elasticity
  • Profit, marginal analysis
  • Market power

Macroeconomic subjects like –

  • Aggregate supply and demand
  • Fiscal and monetary policies
  • International trade
  • Business cycles

What will you do?

Economics is useful in a wide range of careers –

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Politics
  • Trade