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Transform Communities With an Economics Degree

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Are you curious about how a lack of resources truly impacts our communities? Do you want to make a difference, on a local or even global scale? Then consider a degree from the Department of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Through intellectually challenging curriculum, our experienced faculty will teach you to critically analyze and evaluate economic issues. You’ll gain the skills needed to succeed not only as a professional economist, but also in any related field you choose to pursue.

What Is Economics?

Economics is the scientific study of the allocation of scarce or limited resources among competing uses. The study of this discipline provides you with a specialized and general knowledge of how economic systems operate and how institutions affect outcomes.

What can you expect from the MSU Denver economics degree?

Offering a valuable bachelor of arts degree, the program gives you a fundamental knowledge of domestic and foreign economies, along with the quantitative tools necessary for independent analytical research and thought.

Specialized courses will help you learn how to apply the tools of economic theory and analysis to a broad range of social, political, and economic issues. The rigorous skills you will learn in the program, will ultimately assist you in affecting change in the industries and communities you’ll one day serve.

Contact us to learn more about a degree from the Department of Economics at MSU Denver.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Our graduates have started businesses, worked in finance and government, and gone to graduate school for degrees in law, economics, public policy and business. More jobs you can pursue include:

  • Policy analyst 
  • Forecaster in a local or national government office
  • Financial analyst for a corporation
  • Behavioral data analyst for a marketing firm
  • Entrepreneur



Alexandre Padilla receiving the Kent-Aronoff Service Award from A.P.E.E. 2014 President Peter BoettkeAlexandre Padilla, associate professor of economics and director of the Exploring Economic Freedom Project, has hosted more than 25 campus debates and lectures that address the benefits and costs of economic and political freedom over the past seven years. 

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