Economics provides valuable preparation for careers in corporate, governmental, and consulting positions within the United States and internationally. Students have found jobs as auditors, budget analysts, financial analysts, underwriters, and others in public administration, international business, and financial analysis fields. Other students have chosen to pursue law school or complete an M.B.A.
A critical feature of modern economics is the growing number of companies that transact business through international channels. The Economics and International Business co-major at UGA provides opportunities for students to learn about these international business processes and economic institutions. Coursework topics include business environments, strategic management, international immersion, international finance, information technology, and foreign language. All students must satisfy an international immersion requirement such as a study abroad program, an internship in International Business, or additional foreign languages. (Refer to the Pre-Business major for information on applying.)
Career opportunities upon graduation include account executives, analysts, consultants, financial specialists, international marketing specialists, foreign exchange operations analysts, business managers, project coordinators, and many others.
Agribusiness majors at the University of Georgia learn economic principles and strategies for successful agribusiness marketing, management, and finance. Students take courses in economic theory, agriculture, management, marketing, accounting, communications, mathematics, and computers to develop decision-making skills for marketing, sales, processing, manufacturing, transportation, and international trade.
The Comparative Literature major provides important skills such as critical thinking, writing, and effective oral communication to help achieve professional goals. Career fields include law, writing, humanities, education, foreign service, and international business, as well as graduate study.
UGA has designed its Risk Management & Insurance and International Business co-major to assist students in developing an in-depth understanding of the international risk management and insurance business arena. Students take courses in property and liability insurance, international business, benefits, marketing, management, finance, and others. Students must also satisfy an international immersion requirement such as a study abroad program, internship, or additional foreign languages. (Refer to the Pre-Business major for information on applying.)
UGA has designed its Real Estate and International Business co-major to assist students in developing an in-depth understanding of the international real estate business. Students take courses in real estate development, valuation, international business environments, finance, investments, legal transactions, and others. Students must also satisfy an international immersion requirement such as a study abroad program, internship, or additional foreign languages. (Refer to the Pre-Business major for information on applying.)
''I have always enjoyed the areas of real estate and urban economics because it is easy to see how they are reflected in our everyday world. For example, when people sell their house, does the type of agent they choose to list their property with potentially impact its price and selling time? Or, does the price of a property in a new development reflect the risks associated with such a development? The way people finance their homes and the way these loans are bundled is very important. Real estate as a field is interdisciplinary with a wide range of topics that can be introduced in the classroom and in my research.''
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.
''New media never sits still. People ask me when new media will finally become old media. I tell them as soon as people stop devising creative new ways to help people connect...so there will always be something new. I love the flux. Every day when I read about or learn something different about the capabilities of digital media, I can’t wait to share it with my students. So my research is intimately tied to my teaching. I love teaching NMIX2020 Intro to New Media. With 300 students, there is an energy that you can just ride on. The topics change every week, but digital media is such an important part of young people’s lives–they are genuinely interested in learning more.''
Graduates become MIS specialists in a given functional area, such as production or finance, and serve as the liaison between MIS and that functional area. Employment opportunities are available as international IT and foreign exchange business consultants, business process analysts, data analysts, app developers, risk & security specialists, hardware/software vendors, and many others.
The International Business co-major gives a competitive edge to students in the global job market by instilling the importance of cultural diversity and international business trends. Career opportunities include international marketing specialists, advisory consultants, foreign exchange operations analysts, business managers, project coordinators, and many others.
The undergraduate International Business major at UGA is designed as a co-major. Students pair it with one of eight other Terry College of Business majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, or Risk Management & Insurance. For specifics on each individual co-major, please visit: