Program Details

Economics courses emphasize graphs and charts that display complex information and explain relationships. As an economics major, you will learn the following skills crucial to workplace success:

Analyzing data
Thinking strategically about decision-making
Thinking critically about complicated situations
Asking the right questions
Working with numbers
Solving problems

Economics at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

After earning your Transfer Pathway A.A. in Economics at Inver Hills, you will be fully prepared to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics at both state and private four-year colleges and universities.

You are strongly advised to plan carefully with an Inver Hills academic advisor or counselor to tailor your degree to meet the requirements of your chosen four-year college or university.

With this transfer pathway, you will be able to transfer to economics or business baccalaureate programs at one of six Minnesota State universities:

MN private colleges

Additional Transfer Pathway agreements have been established by various MN private colleges. Visit for the most up to date information.

Economics at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Economics program:

  1. Achieve intellectual depth, interdisciplinary acumen, and critical-thinking skills
  2. Be prepared for high-end academics in law school and M.B.A. programs
  3. Assemble the building blocks for a career in government
  4. Develop the practical, real-world skillset of an economist
  5. Acquire knowledge needed for corporate, banking, or nonprofit management
  6. Gain socially relevant insights into issues like unemployment, poverty, inequality, climate change, and more
  7. Work directly with accomplished, student-centric economics faculty
  8. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  9. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.