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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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Find Your Future

Have you chosen a major? Is there a program of study that inspires you? Do you have your heart set on a particular degree? Motlow is here to help you find your future and craft a great career.

Start by choosing the credentials you want. Motlow offers:

  • Short-term certifications,
  • One-year diplomas,
  • 2-year associates degrees,
  • Associates degrees with embedded micro-credentials, and
  • Pathways to numerous bachelor degrees with majors in hundreds of programs. We have many additional articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution
  • We have articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution.

Use our program finder to explore all of the possibilities. Visit our transfer & articulations page to learn more about our partnerships with other universities. Explore your interests and aptitudes with our free YouScience tool.

Meet with one of our admissions counselors. Enroll and get assigned your very own completion coach.

The time is right. Call us today. It’s never been easier to find a scholarship and apply for aid to help pay for college. Our mission is your success, and we want to make exploring Motlow simple & free.

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Career Opportunities After Earning a Bachelor’s Degree

  • 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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