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Get Started on a BA in Economics

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BA) in Economics blends the practical skills available to business majors with liberal arts to provide students with a rich educational experience and background for intelligent decision making. Students in this major are required to declare a minor. Economics is among the top ten of the highest paid fields in mid-career.

Economics as a Career

Economics is a discipline focused on the decision making and relationships that drive market outcomes. Every industry and business requires a certain level of economic understanding to make better decisions.

The Wall Street Journal ranks economics undergraduates as the 5th highest paid in their career field.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since 2010, employment for economics majors has risen more than 200%.

Economics Career Options

  • Financial risk analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Accountant
  • Economic researcher
  • Financial consultant
  • Investment analyst

Our economics graduates have successful careers with

  • The Parker Companies
  • Electronic Arts
  • AFLAC
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Colony Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Bank of America
  • Savannah Economic Development Authority
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Tchibo
  • ASF Logistics
  • Sonatype
  • Verizon

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Degree in Economics!

Internships

Internships help you better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications. Exposure to economic practices and business environments can also help you decide which career path is right for you and help jump start your career before entering the workforce on a permanent basis.

Economics students have recently been offered internships by

  • World Trade Center Savannah
  • Shaw, Inc.
  • Offices of Congressmen
  • Webster Rodgers LLP
  • Carter’s, Inc.
  • One Digital
  • Make-A-Wish Georgia
  • Advice Media

Last updated: 9/25/2020

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