Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Modern Languages

Globalization is not just a word...

International Economics and Modern Languages (IEML), our newest major, will provide students with the analytical tools to do economic research, consulting, and policy analysis on global issues, along with the language skills needed to work with the United States’ major trading partners.

The Andrew Young School is gaining worldwide visibility as a leading source of expertise on global policy issues; the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Georgia State has an innovative curriculum in French, German, Italian and Spanish languages designed to prepare international professionals. This new major combines these resources to enhance intercultural awareness, provide intercultural life and work experiences, and enhance students' competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Are you ready to compete in a flat world?

Students interested in international issues and policy, global trends and analysis, who want to pursue career opportunities in the fields of international economics and business, will find this degree prepares them to compete in a “flat world.” One of the most important developments affecting the U.S. economy and career opportunities for today’s graduates is globalization. As businesses, nonprofit organizations and governments struggle to adapt to a globalizing economy and to meet the demands of international markets, there is a growing demand for economists, research analysts, managers, consultants and others with expertise in international economic issues. In many cases these positions require, or prefer, employees with knowledge of one or more foreign languages.