Skip to main content

Economics Courses

The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood.
-John Maynard Keynes, Economist, Shaped Modern Macroeconomics

What is Economics?

Economics is a social science that involves the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Macroeconomics is concerned with large-scale economies and how a variety of factors, including employment, trade and public debt, influence business cycles and contribute or detract from the overall prosperity of a county, country or continent. Microeconomics is concerned with the small-scale economic behaviors and decisions of consumers (individuals and businesses) and the overall impact they have on supply and demand within a given region.

Economics Courses at Macomb

In Macomb’s Economic Courses, you can learn the fundamentals of both macroeconomics and microeconomics, as well as gain an international perspective on international trade and finance and the relationship between domestic and international economies.

Macomb’s Economic Courses:

Principles of Economics 1

Principles of Economics 2

International Economics

Career Opportunities with a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Economics

While Macomb’s Economic Courses can provide you with beneficial knowledge regardless of your major, you will need to earn advanced degrees (master’s and doctorate) if you want to continue on and become an economist. Job opportunities for economists include those in government, private consulting firms, research and education.

Transfer Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

The credits earned in Macomb’s Economics Courses may be applied to the requirements of an associate degree and will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Economic Courses?

For more information about Macomb’s Economics Courses, contact the Associate Dean, Social Science at South Campus: 586.498.4124,, or at Center Campus: 586.286.2140,

Online Catalog Economics courses Career and Transfer Info college viewbook