The Economics Program prepares students for successful completion of economics graduate programs, law school and MBA programs, and to successfully embark on business careers, especially in government and financial services.
Alma student Thomas McGuire interning at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This is one of the unique internship opportunities available through the Alma Economics Department.
This preparation is accomplished through an emphasis on the application of historical and modern economic theory to problem solving and policy analysis, at the micro and macro, domestic and international, and private and public levels. Students acquire an economics “tool kit” that underscores Alma’s liberal arts curriculum and focuses on critical thinking and analysis, writing and research skills, and quantitative skills.
The Economics Program also serves students interested in applying economic analysis in such fields as business, law, public policy, environmental science, political science and history.
Prior approval is required for all transfer credit for online versions of ECN 201 and 202. A list of institutions offering pre-approved ECN 201 and 202 credit is available from the Registrar. To be accepted, online coursework must include proctored examinations.