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How long will it take?

The degree requires completion of 120 credit hours. A student can expect to complete the degree in four years by taking 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring).

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online (some courses)

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer.

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Business Economics, B.B.A.

Shelby Frost, director of undergraduate studies
sfrost@gsu.edu
404-413-0155

For help with the admissions process, contact your admissions counselor.

Economics examines the material prosperity of countries and their citizens in an interdependent world of limited resources and technological change. In doing so, it studies how decisions are made by private businesses, governments, and households in producing, consuming, and distributing goods. In general, economics is concerned with how society can obtain the greatest output from its limited resources. Economics is also concerned with monetary arrangements and their impact upon purchasing power and economic performance.

Economic principles yield basic insights into the workings of the market system and the national and international environment within which business operates. These principles provide analysis that is fundamental to understanding the organization and decisions of the government, business, and financial sectors. Economics also develops criteria for assessing the performance of the market systems and of governments regarding their efficiency and their impact upon the well-being of consumers and workers.Hands-on Opportunities

The Department of Economics prides itself on innovation in the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities and classes to gain practical knowledge, develop networks, hone leadership skills, and learn more about the real world.

Economic Studies Abroad in South Africa

ECON 4620 – This course is designed to be a brief survey of the South African economy with an emphasis on current topical issues. The course starts off with an overview of South African history and contemporary economic issues. During the next two weeks, students travel to the Pretoria/Johannesburg area in Gauteng Province, the industrial center of the country, and the Cape Town area of the Western Cape. Through a series of lectures and site visits, students will be able to assess South Africa’s potential for economic growth and prosperity. Additional site visits are designed to provide students with an exposure to South African people and their culture.

Economics Internship

ECON 4941 – The academic internship provides junior and senior students with opportunities to broaden and extend their foundation knowledge from the classroom to the world of work. Placement must be approved by the department’s internship coordinator, with faculty supervision during employment.

Undergraduate Research in Economics

ECON 4980 – This is an undergraduate research course designed to acquaint students with a hands-on research experience. Students will learn the overall method of research and how to use analytical tools. Each student will be assigned a mentor and will work at least 8 hours per week for the rest of the semester. Students will submit research papers by the end of the semester with a mandatory presentation.

Please note: while every section of the above courses might not include exactly the above projects, faculty incorporate real-world learning into the curriculum.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and will require an F-1 visa to study in the U.S., students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card, or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer Students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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The student with a major or minor in economics may choose from a broad array of topics including foreign trade, environmental and natural resources economics, money and credit, public sector economics, labor economics, economic development, international finance, urban and regional economics, economic history, industrial organization and antitrust policies, and mathematical economics.

Required Major Courses

ECON 3900 – Macroeconomics
ECON 3910 – Microeconomics
ECON 4999 – Senior Capstone in Economics
Four other 4000-level economics courses

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Financial Aid

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Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

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We are dedicated to providing students with unique opportunities for personal and professional growth that increases their knowledge and understanding of the world and improves their ability to think critically and solve complex problems.

Careers

A recent study by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that college graduates who majored in economics were among the highest paid employees (economics ranked as the third most lucrative major). An undergraduate degree in economics furnishes a valuable background for a domestic or international career in law, government, business, or education. Government service provides many opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels that require only an undergraduate degree in economics. What economists do in business is as broad and varied as the full scale of managing a firm’s operations; economists are found in staff departments handling marketing, business planning and policy, finance, international operations, government relations, and even purchasing and operating logistics.

Program graduates work a variety of well-respected companies including Care.com, Georgia-Pacific, Mohawk Industries, NCR, Truist and UPS.

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banking financial analyst

general manager

real estate financial analyst

Related Student Organizations

Vikas Agarwal

The Economics Club aims to enhance the educational experience of all students. Furthermore, it is dedicated to promoting the knowledge of economics on campus as well as the community through its activities. Membership in the club is available to all Georgia State students regardless of major.

Contacts

For help with the admissions process, contact your admissions counselor.

Shelby Frost, director of undergraduate studies
404-413-0155
sfrost@gsu.edu

35 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303