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

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

  Economics Courses

Area of Emphasis in Public Policy

Required Courses:

Elective Courses (Students select one of the following):

Area of Emphasis in Consulting

Required Courses:

  • ECON 4650 Economics of Organizations and Management (offered spring 18)
  • ECON (MARK) 4750/6750 Introduction to Econometrics (offered fall 17 and spring 18)
  • ECON 4950/6450 Competitive Strategy (offered fall 17) (PREREQUISITES: ECON 4010 and {FINA 3000 or FINA 3001} and {ACCT 2101 or ACCT 1160})

Elective Courses (Students select one of the following):

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
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • KPMG

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

Acceptance Criteria

What’s considered in your acceptance to an economics major?

Bachelor of Business Administration

  1. ETS Proficiency Profile
    This is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills.
  2. Economics course grades
    Grades in ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106. Applicants currently enrolled in one of these courses will be evaluated based on the grade in the completed course.
  3. Math course grades
    Grades in all Mathematics courses. The level of course(s) will also be considered.
  4. Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in the economics major and your future goals.

Bachelor of Arts

  1. Currently enrolled at UGA

    All applicants to the Terry College of Business must be currently enrolled at The University of Georgia.

  2. Have a 2.6 overall GPA

    And a 2.0 UGA GPA

  3. Have completed 58 Hours

    Applicants need to have completed or be in the process of completing 58 hours. Completion of ECON 2105 (H) and ECON 2106 (H) with grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course is required. Students should follow the AB Core Curriculum.