The economics program at Georgia Southern University Parker College of Business offers a four-year bachelor’s degrees and one specialization, in International Business, designed to give students a broad knowledge of economics. Additionally, the Department of Economics offers a Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) as well as a Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics. Economics students are engaged in advanced research, leading to conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, co-authorship with professors, on- and off-campus recognition and awards for research and writing.
The Department of Economics maintains a close link with the business community; a large number of internship opportunities are available to economics students in areas as diverse as economic development, marketing research and finance. Economics graduates are sought after by employers for their strong analytical skills and training in problem solving, often earning higher average pay than most other disciplines.