Why Study Economics?

    We live in a world of scarce resources. This fact raises many, high-stakes questions. Who gets a vaccine? Where should schools be built? Should we have driverless cars? With an Economics minor, you’ll probe the underpinnings of these complex situations and enrich your understanding of domestic and global markets. You’ll pick up critical decision-making skills regarding the production and distribution of goods and services—and learn about the human element behind every business decision.

    Why Study Economics at MMC?

    The economics curriculum at MMC will provide an introduction to the basic principles of economics and give you an opportunity to explore their application to contemporary issues. The courses in economics are an integral part of the core finance and international business programs as well as the interdisciplinary international studies program. This is your chance to use the economic approach to explore finance and investment, or economic development and comparative economics through your choice of electives. Our Economics minors have forged successful careers in banking and finance and have also been admitted to reputed national and international graduate programs in business, finance, and computer sciences. 

    What You Will Learn

    Apply economic concepts and theories to solve problems. You will learn to use economic concepts to explore the decision-making of households, firms, and the larger economy. Critically analyze economic issues and articulate policies relevant to the economy and financial markets. Whether it is making choices between labor and leisure, exploring the pros and cons of increasing the minimum wage or discussing trade and international exchange rates, you will gain hands-on experience in analyzing and presenting arguments to support your decisions.

    In addition to foundational courses that will teach you fundamental economic principles, you will choose electives from a broad list of courses that includes:

    • Investment
    • International Finance
    • International Economics
    • Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

    You’ll graduate with cultural awareness, critical thinking skills, problem-solving creativity, communication skills, and interdisciplinary capabilities.

    Careers and Outcomes

    Our Economics minor gives you the practical know-how and strategic approach you need to forge your own path. Our alumni have carved niches in banks, hedge funds, and business consulting. Our students have also been admitted to selective national and international graduate programs in business, finance, and computer sciences.

    Job Titles

    • Equity Research Analyst
    • Associate Account Manager
    • Investment Banker
    • Financial Consultant
    • Financial Advisor
    • VP, Global Banking


    • Bloomberg LP
    • JP Morgan Chase
    • Piper Sandler
    • IBM
    • Social Code
    • Eichmann Consulting
    • Merrill Lynch
    • Citi Commercial Bank

    Venture Out

    As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in long-term study abroad programs or in faculty-led travel courses that complement your interests, expand your understanding of other cultures, and open your eyes to your possibilities.

    Learn more about our study abroad programs

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