Terry College of Business
Economics is the study of resource allocation by individuals, business enterprises, and nations. A social science, it forms the foundation for understanding various business disciplines, combining analytical, empirical, and historical methods to determine how an economy functions.
The major in Economics at the University of Georgia provides students with a wide range of courses and subjects of study including micro and macro theory, game theory, economics of education, analysis of law, organizational management, environmental economics, international trade, monetary economics, trade, labor, the public sector, and growth and development. The A.B. in Economics requires electives in liberal arts education in contrast to the B.B.A. which requires business elective courses.
Economics provides valuable preparation for careers in corporate, governmental, and consulting positions within the United States and internationally. Students have found jobs as auditors, budget analysts, financial analysts, underwriters, and others in public administration, international business, and financial analysis fields. Other students have chosen to pursue law school or complete an M.B.A.
Study Abroad Options: Kenya Study Abroad Program; UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program; UGA Study Abroad in Verona, Italy
Shreya Ganeshan, a Foundation Fellow majoring in economics and statistics, is focused on clean energy innovation and deployment. In addition to studying abroad in the Netherlands, Washington, D.C., and Australia, she has left her mark on several campus groups that have made an impact in the community and beyond.
"Through my current fellowship with the Roosevelt Institute, I developed a proposal to institutionalize energy efficiency in Athens-Clarke County public buildings, and I am working with local government and community stakeholders to implement the proposal. Together, we can hopefully help Athens-Clarke County become a better steward of public finances, reduce its carbon footprint, perform overdue energy efficiency improvements, and foster a sustainable future. At the campus level, I lead UGA’s Roosevelt chapter as executive director. We were instrumental in driving the success of UGAvotes, a voter registration and education campaign established in 2016. We also focus on individual/group policy writing, local-/state-level implementation, regular policy discussions, and collaborative events."