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Do I absolutely need to learn any courses for a major in economics and business?

I'm not sure what courses I need. #business #college-major #entrepreneur #economics #any

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Maeve’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

Hi Jonathon,

It is possible you can test out of some entry level college courses for your desired major by taking AP tests in high school. For example I was an economics major in college, but I took an AP Econ course in high school. I was able to submit my AP Micro/Macro Economics scores to my college so that I could skip intro to economics courses my freshman year. I believe most colleges require you to score around a 4/5 in order to use an AP score it as a college credit. Additionally, math courses such as calculus can be helpful to take in high school. I highly recommend taking calculus in high school so you feel prepared in college level calculus courses that are typically required for an economics degree.

Any college you are applying to will have a list of courses you will take in order to graduate with an economics or business major. And their website should include any AP tests you could take in high school to count towards your major, as well as suggested math prerequisites. I hope this is helpful!
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Fred’s Answer

Look at a couple of college/university web sites. If you poke around, you can find information on all their degree programs, including what classes are required.
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Ariane’s Answer

Hi Jonathan,

Classes related to business and economics that you can take in high school include macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and calculus. Other classes that you would take as a business major are general education courses, and introductions to marketing, finance, and human resources. You also may take some law classes such as business law. Good luck with your education and career!
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Anthony’s Answer

The answer is simple.
You have to learn general subjects
first before the major ones.
Choosing the major ones depends
on your interest and performance,
especially, pertaining to your
interest in economics and business.

Best wishes to you.
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Pia’s Answer

I would recommend calculus - a lot of the more theoretical aspects of econ tend to involve this.
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Michelle’s Answer

My son studies economics and math in college, he completed all level of math courses offered in his high school. and micro/macro economic courses. So depending on what courses your high school offer, if they do not mirco/macro economic courses, you may consider explore via online courses.
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