Terry College of Business - University of Georgia
Economics - Prospective AB or BBA

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
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
  • CIGNA
  • 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.