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BBA in Economics: Do More with Your Business Degree

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics is a flexible degree that prepares you for a broad range of opportunities. Economics is a highly versatile major, allowing students to choose various career paths in a dynamic world. Learn the skills needed to adapt and pivot quickly in your career with an Economics degree. 

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.

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

  • Loan Officer
  • Bank Examiner
  • Commodities/Stock Broker
  • Economics Forecaster
  • Securities Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Market Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Industry Analyst
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Tax Administrator
  • Budget Officer
  • Claims Adjustor

Our economics graduates have successful careers with

  • The Parker Companies
  • PwC
  • Partnership Gwinnett
  • 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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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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