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Bachelor of Arts or Business Administration in Economics

A degree in Economics gives a valuable preparation for careers in corporate, governmental, and consulting positions within the United States and internationally.

 

Economics is the study of resource allocation by individuals, business enterprises, and nations. A social science, it forms the foundation for understanding the various business disciplines. Its study combines analytical, empirical, and historical methods to reveal how an economy functions.

We offer a wide range of courses providing students with both breadth and depth in the subject. Economics is an excellent major for those planning to attend law school; those contemplating an MBA degree will find that such programs consider economics majors highly desirable applicants. The field also prepares students for work in public administration, international business, and financial analysis.

There are two options for earning an Economics degree:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics

While both the BBA degree and AB degree require the same economics courses, the AB requires electives in liberal arts education while the BBA requires business electives.

Curriculum Overview

While both the BBA degree and AB degree require the same economics courses, the AB requires electives in liberal arts education while the BBA requires business electives.

Economics Courses

Topics covered include:

  • Micro and Macro Theory
  • Economics of Education
  • Economics of Growth and Development
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Economics of Organizations and Management
  • Econometrics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • International Trade
  • Labor Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Sports Economics
  • Urban Economics

Area of Emphasis in Public Policy

Required Courses

ECON 4300/6300 Public Sector Economics ECON 4450/6450 Economic Analysis of Law ECON (MARK) 4750/6750 Introduction to Econometrics

Elective Courses

Students select one of the following: ECON 4100/6100 Monetary Economics ECON 4150 Environmental Economics ECON 4250 Economics of Education ECON 4250H Economics of Education (Honors) ECON 4310 Health Economics ECON 4550/6550 International Trade: Theory and Policy ECON 4600/6600 Labor Economics

Area of Emphasis in Consulting

Required Courses

ECON 4650 Economics of Organizations and Management ECON (MARK) 4750/6750 Introduction to Econometrics ECON 4950 Competitive Strategy (PREREQUISITES: ECON 4010 and {FINA 3000 or FINA 3001} and {ACCT 2101 or ACCT 1160})

Elective Courses

Students select one of the following: ECON 4100/6100 Monetary Economics ECON 4150 Environmental Economics ECON 4160 Urban Economics ECON 4200 Economic Growth and Development ECON 4250 Economics of Education ECON 4250H Economics of Education (Honors) ECON 4300 Public Sector Economics ECON 4310 Health Economics ECON 4350/ 6350 Industrial Economics ECON 4360/ 6350 Game Theory ECON 4450/6450 Economic Analysis of Law ECON 4460/6460 Sports Economics ECON 4500/6500 Monetary Policy ECON 4550/6550 International Trade: Theory and Policy ECON 4600/6600 Labor Economics ECON 4700 Economic History of the United States ECON 4710 Topis in Economic History ECON 4760 Time Series Analysis

Completion of these requirements will result in recognition on the student’s official transcript.

Positions & Placements

This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of this major. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.

Sample Job Titles

  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Underwriter

Prospective Employers

  • Aflac
  • Bank of America
  • CIGNA
  • Deloitte & Touche

Deciding Between an AB or a BBA

How are the AB and BBA degrees distinguished? The primary distinction is that the AB includes liberal-arts electives, while the BBA requires business-related electives. The economics courses are exactly the same—what differs is the set of courses you take outside of Economics.

AB 4 Year Plan

BBA 4 Year Plan

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