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The topics studied in economics – inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, globalization, markets, trade – could be pulled from today’s headlines. But in a nutshell, economics is the study of how and why we spend our resources. The “we” can be us as individuals, a business or government. Through the discipline of economics, our department hopes to cultivate life skills and a better understanding of the society and world in which we live.

Economics courses are offered through traditional, online, and hybrid formats at a variety of times and locations. Class sizes are small and every course is taught by dedicated, scholarly practitioners.


The Department of Economics offers a variety of courses ranging from Consumer Economics, Global Economics, to traditional theory. Course offerings meet a variety of student needs and all meet the general education requirement. Some courses also meet the AACC diversity requirement.

Learn more about studying Economics.

Faculty and Staff

All economics faculty have offices located on the Arnold campus. Please feel free to contact them.

Gretchen Mester, Chair
CRSC 341

Uzma Qureshi
CRSC 323

Paul Larson
CRSC 323

Resources for Students

Economics Club

You’ll have the opportunity meet other AACC students interested in current affairs and news relating to the world of economics, politics and business. Every semester the club hosts a student-led debate on a relevant topic. The group also enjoys field trips to Washington, D.C., and occasionally plans joint trips with the Entrepreneurial Studies Club.

Learn more.


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School of Business and Law

Gretchen Mester, chair


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