Pre-Business

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Pre-Professional

Overview

All first- and second-year students and all transfer students who want to major in Accounting, Economics (B.B.A.), Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management & Insurance, and the International Business co-major are admitted to UGA as Pre-Business majors.

Required Pre-Business courses include macro- and microeconomics, the legal and regulatory business environment, information systems, and two accounting courses. Supplemental courses are available in human resource economics, music business, entrepreneurship, computer programming, data management, and others.

The Terry College of Business accepts applications from third- and fourth-year Pre-Business students in the fall and spring semesters only. The number of admissions by major depend on the quality of the applicant pool and demand for and availability of space in each major. Currently enrolled UGA students must have a minimum 2.6 GPA and must have completed or be in progress of completing the core curriculum in order to apply to a Terry major.

Explore Careers With This Program

Accountants and Auditors

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

Actuaries

Possible paths to this career:

Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk of potential events, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry.

Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers

Possible paths to this career:

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.