In the Economics major, students analyze how firms produce, how governments tax, spend, and regulate and how individuals consume. Students will attain critical thinking and research skills, as well as the ability to synthesize large amounts of information preparing students to become viable employment and graduate school candidates.
The major in Economics teaches students the logical structure and problem-solving skills that will help them understand both individual and aggregate tendencies. Students will develop quantitative research and analytical skills in a variety of courses including econometrics and intermediate micro and macroeconomics.
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Individuals who successfully earn the bachelor of business administration degree with a major in Economics can go on to work as business professionals in positions including: financial risk analyst, economist, investment analyst, statistician, management consultant or local government officer.
Recent placements of Mercer economics graduates include positions with Georgia Pacific, BlueBird, Techtronic and George Mason Law School.