Economics

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?

Student Learning Outcomes

The Economics Program at Mission College is designed to introduce students to the functioning of a market-oriented economic system. Students will be able to encapsulate the causes and effects of economic events, develop models for explaining commonly observed economic behaviors, and apply relevant economic concepts for making critical economic decisions. Upon completion of macroeconomics and microeconomics, students will also demonstrate the ability to articulate their views on economics and engage in debates on current economic issues.

Additional Catalog Information with Course Listings

Full-time Faculty

Michelle Kim
office: N1-101B
tel: 408-855-5046
email: michelle.kim@wvm.edu (preferred contact method)

Joanna Sobala
office: MT-11B
tel: 408-855-5354
email: joanna.sobala@wvm.edu

Highlights
  • 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

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Michelle Kim
michelle.kim@wmv.edu
408-855-5046

COUNSELING
408-855-5030