Skip to Content Skip to Navigation
image of money
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorMatt Herndon
Associate Professor of Business
850.769.1551 ext. 2846

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale


Visit the Business & Technology Website


Economics For Business, AA

Do You Have a Passion for Business Economics?

With the option in Economics for Business, you will learn and develop the skills necessary to understand and adapt to a changing business economic environment.  You will have a competitive edge over most business majors for jobs in the business world—and many large corporations value the board analytical training in economics.

Business economists are prepared to help firms understand and adapt to a changing economic environment. They often interpret and forecast the general economic climate, analyze conditions specific to their firm, and also aid the firm’s operational efficiency.

Many students find private sector jobs in banking, consulting, insurance, real estate, brokerage firms, marketing, data management, budgeting, general management, sales, and in high-tech industries.

Economics for Business students have also generally studied demand theory and estimation, production and cost theory, analysis of market structure, government regulation of business, antitrust policy, unemployment, capital budgeting, inflation theory, the determination of interest rates, and international economics. Employers know that this knowledge will enhance their performance in managerial decision making.  

Student with Laptop

Economics for Business Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual and Performing Arts
MAC2233, Calculus for Business
STA2023, Statistics
Physical Science
Biological Science
ECO2013, Economics, Macro
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications
ACG2001, Financial Accounting I
ACG2011, Financial Accounting II
ECO2023, Economics, Micro
ACG2071, Managerial Accounting

What can you do with Economics for Business Associate of Arts?

In this field, people find careers as:

Financial Management Consultant
Operations Analyst
Junior Economist
Economic Research Assistant
Purchasing Associate
Sales Representative
Market Research Analyst
Financial Advisor/Analyst

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida
Students Studying

Are you ready to get started?

Apply to  GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


Register for Classes

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.


Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.