Why Choose an Economics Minor?
Whether your major degree is in a business field, a technology field, or in a health related field, this minor will improve your understanding of and appreciation for your own major field of study. Economic activity encompasses leisure, consumption, work production and all professions and industries. A good understanding of the web of inter-relatedness among these activities will shed great light on your chosen career. An economics minor will also help you understand how your chosen profession fits into the rapidly expanding global network of economic relationships. Economic decisions in Europe or Asia are as likely to influence workplace America as are decisions made here. Understanding the importance and ramifications of trade relations between countries, and the role of international corporations that transcend national borders, are prerequisites to informed decision making both in your personal life and in business and industry.
An economics minor is a collection of six courses totaling 18 credit hours. Four of the six courses are required and two are electives. The required courses will provide you with the strength and familiarity essential for proficiency in the field of economics. These courses will survey the field and explore the economy of the United States and how it works. They will provide you with an understanding of the private sector, government, and the global economy. In the two electives, you will be able to choose particular areas of economic activity that are of special interest to you for great, in-depth study.
Get a Great Job
Your academic background is important in determining employment and career opportunities and development. This minor is certainly an enhancement to your academic background. It may provide just the edge you need to distinguish your job application from the competition. A background in economics is particularly important for middle and upper level positions in business, the financial sector, government, and for promotion in the corporate sector. An economics minor will help you develop the intellectual equipment you need for jobs of the future: skill in defining and solving problems, and the ability to organize information and use it to analyze and evaluate issues of importance to your personal and professional life. In addition, studies in economics will improve your comprehension of the institutions and interpersonal and group relationships characteristic of social life for all people.
Any Ferris student interested in working hard to improve their career opportunities can obtain the minor in economics in conjunction with their baccalaureate.
A Ferris student will receive the economics minor upon graduation with a baccalaureate degree, and after completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in economics minor courses.
Note: No more than 50% of the credits in this minor may be transferred from another institution, nor will the minor be granted if more than 50% of the minor credits are specifically required in the student's major.
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