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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
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The Economic Discipline

Economics is a social and behavioral science discipline that uses the scientific approach from the natural and mathematics disciplines to understand human rational decision making under constraints.



The Department of Economics has for its mission:

  1. teach basic tools of economic analysis
  2. offer economic literacy
  3. equip students with useful skills
  4. offer quality instruction 
  5. support the MBA program
  6. serve the university and the community
  7. support to area high school teachers through its Center for Economic Education


Why Major in economics

The choice of a degree is an important decision. Economics is an excellent choice. Economics applies the concepts and methodologies of the natural sciences and mathematics to problems in business, the social sciences and the humanities.

News and Events

Newsworthy items from the department and economics major students