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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorMatt Herndon
Professor of Business
850.769.1551 ext. 2846

Pathway NavigatorRachel Hibbard
850.769.1551 ext. 3835
***email is the preferred method of communication***


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Economics For Business, AA

Do You Have a Passion for Business Economics?

With the option in Economics for Business, you will learn and develop the skills necessary to understand and adapt to a changing business economic environment.  You will have a competitive edge over most business majors for jobs in the business world—and many large corporations value the board analytical training in economics.

Business economists are prepared to help firms understand and adapt to a changing economic environment. They often interpret and forecast the general economic climate, analyze conditions specific to their firm, and also aid the firm’s operational efficiency.

Many students find private sector jobs in banking, consulting, insurance, real estate, brokerage firms, marketing, data management, budgeting, general management, sales, and in high-tech industries.

Economics for Business students have also generally studied demand theory and estimation, production and cost theory, analysis of market structure, government regulation of business, antitrust policy, unemployment, capital budgeting, inflation theory, the determination of interest rates, and international economics. Employers know that this knowledge will enhance their performance in managerial decision making.  

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Economics for Business Course Requirements


ENC1101, English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Calculus for Business
Physical Science
Biological Science
Economics, Macro
Microcomputer Applications
Financial Accounting I & II
Economics, Micro
Managerial Accounting

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with Economics for Business Associate of Arts?

In this field, people find careers as:

Financial Management Consultant
Operations Analyst
Junior Economist
Economic Research Assistant
Purchasing Associate
Sales Representative
Market Research Analyst
Financial Advisor/Analyst

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

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