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Economics Concentration

The Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees with a concentration in Ecomonics at Motlow prepare you for transfer to a university through the Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP).

For any career related to finance, an economics degree is a good foundation to build on. Economics examines questions related to resource allocation, incentives, and wealth, among others. Employment of economists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Motlow’s Economics concentration focuses on the intersection of money, markets, resources, scarcity, and how those factors impact individuals, and societies. It prepares you for careers that require numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

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Associate of Science 

This pathway is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in economics at any public university in Tennessee. 

NOTE: Students who intend to transfer into the Economics Program, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree, in the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University OR the College of Arts at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga should NOT take the ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I and ACCT 1020 Principles of Accounting II sequence. Those students should consult their advisor or the Economics department at the university to which they intend to transfer for guidance on elective choices.

Associate of Arts 

This pathway is designed for transfer to a Bachelor of Arts in economics at one of the following: 

  • College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University 
  • College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis 
  • College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee Knoxville 
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Potential Careers 

  • Credit Analyst ($57k/year)
  • Personal Finance Advisor ($65k/year)
  • Supply Chain/Policy Analyst ($67k/year)
  • Loan Officer ($75k/year) • Economist ($102k/year)

Practical Experience 

  • Basic principles of economics
  • Output and price determination in different markets
  • Importance of world trade
  • Fiscal and monetary policies
  • Statistics and their application in business
  • Calculus for economics and business
  • How to create, sustain, and change economic systems


  • Logical and critical thinking 
  • Simplify complex issues and extract relevant information 
  • Data analysis 
  • Written and verbal communication 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Time management 
  • Commercial and cultural awareness 
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills 

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