Economics (B.B.A.)

Terry College of Business

B.B.A.

Overview

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 reveal how an economy functions.

The major in Economics at UGA 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 additional electives in liberal arts education in contrast to the B.B.A. which requires business elective courses.  (Refer to the Pre-Business major for information on applying to the B.B.A.)

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

Spotlight

Marcol Harvey
Class of 2018

Terry College alumnus and current law school student Marcol Harvey is committed to teaching young people who face obstacles that their dreams are attainable.

"After graduating from college, I was challenged by my mentor, professor Christopher Cornwell, to make a difference. I then returned home to work with the Talbot County schools. I worked primarily with Hawk Academy, an alternative middle school program. Having myself faced and overcome several obstacles presented by poverty, my primary objective was to motivate my students as I was living proof that dreams are attainable regardless of an individual’s current situation. I wanted to convince them that being in Hawk Academy was temporary, and that with God, mental toughness and a solid work ethic their lifelong dreams could still be obtainable. However, the Hawk Academy students and those students in regular school impacted my life more than I could have possibly imagined. As I entered law school, I knew that it was my duty to use the blessings that God had bestowed upon me to help not only my hometown, but those living in poverty across Georgia. That is when I decided to start the “One Smartboard At A Time” project.

A few weeks into my first year at Georgia Law, I had the opportunity to meet Dean Peter Rutledge. Dean Rutledge not only agreed to become my mentor, but encouraged me in my goal to donate my first smartboard back to Central Elementary/High School before fall 2016. At the end of my first semester of law school, members of the Georgia Law community agreed to match my contribution for smartboards. By the grace of God, I was offered a paid summer judicial internship by Judge John J. Ellington of the Georgia Court of Appeals. With my contribution, plus the matching dollars, this program successfully raised $6,500 and was able to donate three smartboards to Central for the 2016-2017 school year."

For more information about Marcol Harvery, click here (https://news.uga.edu/harvey-marcol/) .

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