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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview: Melissa Eaton 816.604.2310
MCC-Maple Woods: Crystal Johnson 816.604.3326
MCC-Penn Valley: Victorie Kelley, Ed.D., 816.604.4455


Economists examine the way society uses resources to meet their wants and needs. Focusing on production and distribution of goods and services, economists examine how people, businesses and governments spend money. They may also analyze the supply and demand of good and services. Economists can work in a wide variety of industries, including:

  • Taxes
  • International trade
  • Industrial productivity
  • Farm policies
  • Policy advisors
  • Manufacturing
  • Banks
  • Insurance

MCC offers a range of electives that examine both macroeconomics and microeconomics. Classes focus on the national economy, fiscal policy, monetary policy, trade, market structures and supply and demand.

Our economics program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It includes elective courses that let you focus on your economics interests.

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.