The B.B.A. program with a major in economics is designed for students interested in careers in business or government. This degree provides strong analytical and communication skills as well as a broad coverage of all aspects of how businesses operate in the American and world economies. More information is available on-line using the tabs below. A printable program map is also available for download.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program brochure and program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, are available for download in the Courses tab below.

  • Overview

    Economics is the study of resource allocation, business enterprises, and nations. Though it is considered a social science, it forms the foundation for understanding most business disciplines. The B.B.A. in the Richards College of Business combines draws from the theory, analytics, and empirical methods to provide our majors an understanding of the economy and how it functions. The B.B.A. in Economics provides valuable preparation for careers in banking, marketing, insurance and government. It is an excellent major for those planning to attend law school or for those considering an M.B.A. program. The field also prepares students for work in public administration, international business, and financial analysis.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 120

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely online, entirely face-to-face, or anything in between.

    Save money.

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses


    F. Major Specific Courses

    • ACCT 2101
    • ACCT 2101
    • BUSA 2106
    • CISM 2201
    • ECON 2105
    • ECON 2106

    Business Core

    • ABED 3100
    • CISM 3330
    • ECON 3402
    • ECON 3406
    • FINC 3511
    • MGNT 3600
    • MGNT 3615
    • MKTG 3803
    • International Select (select one of the following: ECON 4450, FINC 4521, MKTG 4866 or MGNT 4625)

    Major Courses

    • ECON 3410
    • ECON 3411
    • ECON 3460
    • ECON 4484
    • Pick three elective classes (9 hrs) 
      •  ECON 3420, ECON 3425, ECON 3440, ECON3450, ECON 3458, ECON 3460, ECON 3480, ECON 3480, ECON 3490, ECON 4410, ECON 4420, ECON 4440, ECON 4450, ECON 4470, ECON 4475, ECON 4480
    • MGNT 4460

    For more information about these courses, refer to the UWG online course catalog for the B.B.A. in Economics.



  • Faculty
  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: FreshmanAdult LearnersTransfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; AuditorPost-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking    

    Application Deadlines

    Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

    Fall Semester - June 1
    Spring Semester - November 15
    Summer Semester - May 15

    Admission Process Checklist

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    Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Objectives
    • Communicate effectively
    • Possess a basic knowledge of macroeconomics concepts including national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, and monetary and fiscal policy
    • Possess a basic knowledge of microeconomics concepts such as supply and demand, consumer decision making, elasticity, costs, market structure, and labor markets
    • Possess a basic knowledge of international economic concepts including trade and exchange rates
    • Demonstrate an ability to generate and interpret descriptive statistics