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Economics

Major Information

This major is designed to give the student in business a broad knowledge of economic tools to provide a foundation for careers in business, economics, finance, or law.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts: Economics

Sample Occupations

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Adjuster
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Agent/Business Manager for Artists, Performers, & Athletes
  • Agricultural Researcher
  • Appraiser
  • Asset Manager
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Bank Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Sales Agent
  • Chamber of Commerce Manager
  • Claims (Analyst, Business, Collection Specialist, Consultant, Planner, Government)
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Economist (Financial, Industrial, Price, Tax)
  • Financial Advisor
  • Forensic Economist
  • Fundraising Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Labor Relations Director
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Insurance Claims Adjuster
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Internal Revenue Examiner
  • International Trade Economist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Job Analyst
  • Labor Arbitrator
  • Labor Relations Consultant
  • Labor Union Business Agent
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Loan Processor
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager (Business/Sales)
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Placement Director
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Reporter
  • Sales Worker, Security & Finance
  • Securities Trader
  • Small Business Owner
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Teacher
  • Underwriter
  • Urban & Regional Planner

Sample Work Settings

  • Advertising Departments
  • Banks, Savings & Commercial Lending
  • Brokerage Houses
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Civic & Taxpayer Associations
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Consumer Organizations
  • Department Stores
  • Economic Research Firms
  • Federal & State Government
  • Department of Labor
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Industries
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Firms
  • Lobbying Orgs.
  • Magazines/News
  • Market Research
  • Personnel Depts.
  • Political Action Groups
  • Professional & Technical Publications
  • Publishers
  • Real Estate Firms
  • Utility Companies

Sample Employers

  • Booz Allen, Hamilton
  • Microsoft
  • PepsiCo
  • Google
  • SunTrust
  • Oracle
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Gulfstream
  • AT & T
  • U.S. Army

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2

bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://salary.com 

Professional Organizations

American Economic Association

www.aeaweb.org

Council on Economic Education

www.ncee.net

National Association for Business Economics

www.nabe.com

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession

www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Eagles Economics Society

Delta Sigma Pi

Economics Honor Society

Enactus

Last updated: 8/1/2022