Economics and International Business Co-Major - B.B.A.

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Degree & Major: Economics and International Business Co-Major - B.B.A.
College Name: Terry College of Business
Department Name: Economics
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The undergraduate major in International Business is offered only as a co-major along with any other major within the Terry College. The following paragraphs provide information on the International Business and Economics co-major.

Economics is the study of resource allocation by individuals, business enterprises, and nations. A social science, it forms the foundation for understanding the various business disciplines. Its study combines analytical, empirical, and historical methods to reveal how an economy functions. This department offers a wide range of courses providing students with both breadth and depth in the subject. Economics gives a valuable preparation for careers in corporate, governmental, and consulting positions within the United States and internationally. It is an excellent major for those planning to attend law school; those contemplating an MBA degree will find that such programs consider economics majors highly desirable applicants. The field also prepares students for work in public administration, international business, and financial analysis.

A growing number of foreign and U.S. companies transact a significant portion of their business through international channels. More and more businesses must go abroad to find new markets as domestic markets mature. Even those corporations conducting business strictly in this country have to compete with foreign imports and for foreign labor. As a result, major corporations that are taking advantage of international opportunities have a competitive edge.

The Terry College of Business has designed its International Business program to provide opportunities for students to gain the knowledge and skills required for international business careers. The program also assists students in developing an understanding of the business processes and institutions of the international economy.

The curriculum is designed to develop a deep knowledge of a functional area as well as a strong concentration in a foreign language. In addition to the basic undergraduate business curriculum, international business co-majors are also required to take three of the following seven courses: Diversity in a Global Environment (BUSN 4650), The International Business Environment (ECON 4040), International Finance (FINA 4810), Internship in International Business (INTB 4800), International Legal Transactions for Business (LEGL 4900), International Strategic Management (MGMT 5560), International Marketing (MARK 4700), and Globalization and IT (MIST 5780). In addition to the BBA requirements, all students co-majoring in International Business must satisfy an international immersion requirement, such as a study abroad program, an internship in International Business, or additional foreign languages.

With careful planning, students can complete the co-major within the current 121 hours required for graduation. For further information, go to

Career Opportunities: Economics majors find employment in a variety of public and private sector positions. Economics majors are also well-prepared for graduate, law, or business school programs. Those who study Economics at the University of Georgia combine a broad general education with training in analytical methods and economic institutions.
Study Abroad: Kenya Study Abroad Program; UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program; UGA Study Abroad in Verona, Italy; Terry faculty-led Study Abroad programs
Internships: While there is no internship requirement, students are encouraged to complete an internship before graduation and may receive elective course credit.
Student Organizations: Economics Society
Contact person: Dr. Thomas McGahee, faculty advisor
Available Graduate Programs: MBA
Law School
MA or PhD in Economics