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Economics studies how people and societies produce various commodities and distribute them for consumption, now or in the future. Mission's economics offerings include the study of the American economic system, using techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems. There is an emphasis on developing the ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating public policy issues.

Why Study Economics?

  • Knowledgeable instructors and professionals in their fields.
  • Good general overview and conceptual framework of economic issues.
  • Opportunity to combine with business and other related areas of study for a more comprehensive education.
  • Transfer opportunities.
Career Options
  • Accountant
  • Attorney
  • Arbitrator
  • Business Conditions Forecaster
  • Business Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Commodity Price Forecaster
  • Commodity Economist
  • Development Economist
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Economic Analyst
  • Industrial Relations Specialist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Labor Economist
  • Macro Economist
  • Manpower Economist
  • Natural Resource Economist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Project Economist
  • Research Economist



Contact Information

Administrative Specialist  
Leticia Jimenez  

Department Chair:
Jeff Cormier

Brian Miller

Full-time Faculty

Michelle Kim
office: GC-337F
tel: 408-855-5046
(preferred contact method)

Joanna Sobala
office: GC-337A
tel: 408-855-5354

Course Descriptions & Catalog Info

Economics Course Descriptions 

Economics Catalog Info