Economics

Deepen your understanding of the social, political and business world — alongside any major — with a minor in economics at Mount Mercy University.

Mount Mercy’s economics minor teaches important business skills without feeling like an ordinary business program. Courses for this minor focus on the social and political context of our economy, explaining why and how people are motivated to work together.

A minor in economics is ideal for enhancing other majors. At Mount Mercy, business students often combine economics with a management, finance or human resource management major, finding career success in business, banking, public service and many others.

Because understanding the economy is critical to even non-business majors, our minor was designed to support the individual interests and career goals of students who aren’t studying business, preparing them as future professionals, consumers, borrowers, community activists, tax payers and good citizens.

The fundamental, flexible skill set students gain from earning an economics minor at Mount Mercy is applicable to nearly any career. Students seeking a minor in economics can choose traditional on-campus, semester-long courses, or select evening/weekend accelerated courses offered in nine, 5-week blocks throughout the year.

Why should I study economics?

Many Mount Mercy students add value to their education by taking economics courses alongside our other programs. The economics program:

  • Provides study in business that isn’t all about “crunching the numbers.”
  • Deepens students’ understanding of how the world works together.
  • Teaches the concepts, theory and practices that form the financial market’s foundation.

No other college or university in eastern Iowa offers Mount Mercy’s unique combination of small classes with accomplished professors, a tight-knit and fun-loving campus, and a culture committed to meaningful service and community engagement.