Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program - Business
Fall, Winter, Spring
Spokane Falls Community College
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Are you interested in concepts like supply and demand? Are you curious about human behavior? Do you enjoy working with numbers? If yes, then a degree in economics could be a good fit for you.
In this program, you’ll study how people’s choices to satisfy their wants affect the consumption, production and trade of scarce resources. You’ll study topics such as inflation, taxes, pricing, employment, poverty and capitalism. This two-year program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor's degree in accounting, economics or another business-related field.
Whether you want a career in business, government or social sciences, the versatile economics degree will provide the framework for a variety of challenging career options.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
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Economics AA-DTA/MRP map
Total Credits: 90
For these three areas of study, on the Program Requirements tab, please change the text to read as follows: You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see the requirements for the AA-DTA/MRP in Business, click here, then scroll down to Direct Transfer Agreements/Major Related Programs and click on the Associate in Business DTA/MRP.
Jamie Southwell is excited to be the pathway specialist who works with students earning their business degrees. Jamie Southwell joined Spokane Falls Community College as a student in 2020 and earned his Associates in business management shortly after. After graduation, Jamie expanded his passion for the bigfoot community by joining the team himself as the business pathway specialist. Jamie’s firsthand knowledge of the program helps students understand the business pathway, and Jamie’s passion for ensuring each student feels warm and welcomed by the community shines light on the inclusion of SFCC. He enjoys hiking, listening to music, and exploring new foods on his free time.
Roshan Khattry was born and raised in Calcutta, India and moved to the United States in 1998. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Coe College in Iowa and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oregon. He has been teaching Economics at SFCC since 2011. In his free time, he loves to play tennis, listen to Indian music, and cook Indian food.
Alex Pelham is originally from the mountains of Colorado. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at University of Massachusetts Boston and received his Master of Arts and Ph.D from Colorado State University. Before joining SFCC in 2020 he taught in Colorado and Boston and worked as an economist for the USDA. In his free time he enjoys exploring the outdoors near Spokane.
I was in grade school during the 1970s, a decade of enormous economic upheaval in the US. We saw unemployment and inflation reach levels not seen since before World War 2. OPEC drove oil prices through the roof, American manufacturers like the Big Three automakers lost market share, and American workers began losing jobs.
When I started college in the early 1980s, I wanted to understand all these events, so I majored in economics at a small liberal arts college. After I finished my BA, I headed to grad school at UCLA, and earned a Master’s and a Ph.D.
As I finished my graduate study, and started searching for jobs, I knew that I wanted to teach. I soon realized that if I wanted to teach at the college level, I would fit best at a community college. A few years later, I was hired at Spokane Falls, where I’ve been for over 20 years.
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