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Each of the topics studied in economics – inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, globalization, markets and trade – could be pulled from any day’s headlines. 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, you can cultivate life skills and a better understanding of the society and world in which we live. 

Our department offers foundational courses that support further study in economics, business, law, public policy and more. If you wish to major in economics at a four-year institution, we can put you on that path through a Transfer Studies degree. You’ll be well-prepared by supportive faculty who are devoted to teaching and the discipline of economics.


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. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics should talk to their advisor about the Transfer Studies (A.A.) degree. 

Faculty and Staff

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

Gretchen Mester, Ph.D., chair, associate professor
CRSC 325

Uzma Qureshi, Ph.D., associate professor
CRSC 323

Paul Larson, Ph.D., associate professor
CRSC 323

Resources for Students

We strive to provide you practical experience that improves your learning, enhances your college life and benefits you personally and professionally.

Accounting Lab

Students enrolled in accounting, business statistics, and economics can attend open lab tutoring sessions in Careers Center Building Room 264 at the following times:

Monday and Wednesday
3:30-9 p.m.

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
3-9 p.m.

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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. Each term 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.

Visit the Nest to learn more about the Economics Club.


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School of Business and Law

Gretchen Mester, chair


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