UGA Specific Information for Economics

A degree in Economics provides preparation for careers in corporate, governmental, and consulting positions within the United States and internationally. 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.

Economics 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.

There are two options for earning an Economics degree:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics (BBA Economics)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (AB Economics)

Source: Terry Economics Majors

Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Economics*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Economics Student Organizations

  • Apollo Society** - open to 2nd year students interested in investment & financial markets. Hands-on experience in financial markets through researching, pitching, and trading in simulated equity markets. Additionally, the club offers members opportunities to network with professionals in the financial industry and gain valuable industry insights.  
    • Kennedy Program** - open to 1st year students interested in learning about financial markets, aiming to educate and train students in finance and accounting. 
  • Corsair Society** - open to 3rd & 4th year students (highly competitive), supporting top undergraduate students interested in business careers by providing a network, facilitating discussions with alumni, and fostering collaboration to advance both members and the university. It's a partnership between UGA’s Terry College of Business and Morehead Honors College. 
  • Economics Society - open to all students, offers academic lectures, professional development opportunities, and community-building events focused on economics.
  • Society of Business Intelligence - emphasizes developing data analytics skills like Tableau and SAS for all students, enhancing their appeal to top employers such as the Big Four. SBI also provides networking opportunities with industry executives to cultivate confident and well-rounded individuals who can represent SBI, UGA, and Terry College in professional settings.
  • Society of Entrepreneurs - connects students to resources of the Entrepreneurship Program and the Athens entrepreneurial community
  • Terry Student Researchers - focused on research and creating knowledge on issues affecting the University of Georgia campus and the local Athens community through semester-long research projects either designed by a current TSR member or developed in partnership with another student organization
  • Women in Economics - open to all students (women and men) who are passionate about economics, offering women the opportunity to network with companies, develop professional skills, and tips & advice for navigating college

       ** Application required

Consulting Student Organizations

  • Terry Student Consulting - in addition to working with actual clients in a professional environment, develops its members knowledge of consulting through presentations, workshops, and guest speakers
  • Triple Impact Consulting - a student-led club with the mission of equipping members with tools to analyze and better understand the intersection between business and sustainability

Other Terry Student Organizations

  • Atlas Business Society**- open to 1st and 2nd year students, aims to give student a competitive edge in business through resume building, LinkedIn profile creation, and interview preparation, complemented by talks from industry leaders. The society also engages in community service events and hosts social gatherings to foster member bonding.  
  • Magellan Program** - open to 1st year students, semester-long program focused on skill development and peer networking; Applications are open only at the beginning of the Fall semester.  
  • Alpha Kappa Psi - co-ed professional business fraternity open to all majors, focused on creating a brotherhood bond and enhancing professional development through seminars, community service, and social events.  
  • Delta Sigma Pi - co-ed professional business fraternity that develops principled business leaders and offers lifelong opportunities for its members, providing training in professional skills, leadership, and service.  
  • Multicultural Business Student Association - open to all students, MBSA aims to develop young professionals into future business leaders committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
  • Society of Entrepreneurs - connects students to resources of the Entrepreneurship Program and the Athens entrepreneurial community  
  • Terry Ambassadors** - build community and enhance awareness of opportunities within the college by engaging with students and alumni, thereby furthering the Terry legacy.  
  • Terry Women's Initiative - open to UGA students of all majors, genders, and degree types, supports student success by offering experiences and resources to boost confidence and leadership skills, helping students achieve their goals.  
       **Application required 
Explore additional UGA clubs and organizations on the UGA Involvement Network  
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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations


  • Financial Planning - Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.
  • Insurance Underwriter - Review individual applications for insurance to evaluate degree of risk involved and determine acceptance of applications.
  • Management Analyst - Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
  • Marketing & Survey Research - Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
  • Economist - Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
  • Environmental Economist - Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.
  • Real Estate & Urban Planning - Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
  • Legislative Assistant - Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
  • Actuary - Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
  • Auditor - Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.
  • Budget Analyst - Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
  • Financial Analyst - Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
  • Underwriter - Manage communications or negotiations between corporate issuers of securities and clients regarding private equity investments. Underwrite the issuance of securities to provide capital for client growth. Negotiate and structure the terms of mergers or acquisitions.
  • Graduate School programs including the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), the Master of Arts in Economics (MA Econ), and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) - note: most MBA programs require at least 2 years of work experience prior to admittance


  • Utilize Career Services: Take advantage of UGA’s Career Center resources, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and job search workshops. The center can help you prepare for recruiting season and improve your chances of landing a position.  
  • Engage in Internships and Practical Experience: Gain hands-on experience through internships, co-ops, or part-time jobs in the economics sector. Practical experience is invaluable for applying classroom knowledge and can often lead to full-time job offers. 
  • Participate in Study Abroad Programs: Consider studying abroad to gain a global perspective on economics. This can provide valuable international experience and broaden your perspective on global economic issues.
  • Join Professional Organizations: Get involved with student organizations (listed under Campus Resources) to expand your network, access resources, and develop leadership skills.  
  • Seek Mentorship: Connect with faculty, alumni, and/or professionals in the field to receive guidance, advice, or support as you navigate your academic and career paths. Sign up for the UGA Mentor Program to help with connecting with alumni.  
  • Be Mindful of the Recruiting Timeline: Understand the recruiting cycles for internships and full-time positions. Prepare your resume, practice your interview skills, and begin networking well in advance.  
    • Investment Banking - Begins in the Spring semester a full year prior to a Summer internship (i.e. Spring 2024 for Summer 2025 opportunities) and runs into mid-Summer. 
    • Commercial Banking, Corporate Finance, & Consulting - Begins in late July and runs into late September for the next year's Summer opportunities 
  • Maintain a Strong GPA: Aim to keep your GPA as high as possible, ideally above 3.4. Consistent academic performance can also make you more competitive in the job market.  
  • Double Dawgs Program: Consider participating in the Double Dawgs program, which allows qualified UGA undergraduate students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years or less.  
  • Attend Career Fairs and Networking Events: Make a point to attend career fairs, employer information sessions, and networking events hosted by the UGA Career Center and professional organizations. These events are valuable for meeting recruiters, learning about different companies, and exploring job opportunities.  
  • Stay Informed and Updated: Keep up with current economic events and news through reputable sources like The Economist, Financial Times, or Bloomberg. Understanding economic trends and developments will prepare you for discussions in interviews and networking events.


  • Economics News & Resources
    • Bureau of Economic Analysis - a unit of the US Department of Commerce that provides official macroeconomic and industry statistics, most notably reports about the gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States and its various units—states, cities/towns/townships/villages/counties, and metropolitan areas. They also provide information about personal income, corporate profits, and government spending in their National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs)
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics - a unit of the US Department of Labor and the principal fact-finding agency for the US government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics 
    • CATO Institute - an American libertarian think thank that publishes books, podcasts, and more with a focus on public advocacy, media exposure and societal influence
    • The Economist - a British weekly newspaper that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, technology, and culture that takes a stance primarily around classical, social, and most notably economic liberalism
    • National Bureau of Economic Research - conducts and disseminates nonpartisan economic research
    • Crash Course: Economics - YouTube playlist explaining various aspects of Economics in entertaining 10-15 minute snippets
  • General Finance News
      • Note: Released in 1982, the Bloomberg Terminal has become synonymous with the financial services sector. A computer software system provided by the financial data vendor Bloomberg L.P., it enables financial services professionals to access Bloomberg professional Service through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform. They are quite pricey, costing $20k per year per terminal to operate. Terry College has 12 Bloomberg Terminals in its Benn Capital Markets Lab and students can receive a Bloomberg certification (helpful in competing for investment banking and analyst internships, especially based in the Northeast). Bloomberg Terminals are particularly notable for their dark-background interface and unique custom keyboards with bright yellow and green keys 
    • ​The Deal - subscription-based Financial News service that covers corporate transactions, dealmakers and their advisers to help readers identify opportunities and build their business.
    • Financial Times - daily newspaper printed in broadsheet and published digitally that focuses on business and economic current affairs. Based in London, England and famous for its broadsheet's light pink hue.
    • New York Times' DealBook - financial news service reporting on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and hedge funds produced by The New York Times
    • McKinsey Quarterly - first published in 1964, it's a business magazine aimed toward senior executives with a focus on management and organizational theory. Authored primarily by McKinsey & Co consultants and former consultants
    • Mergers & Inquisitions - backed by Breaking Into WallStreet, the world's first and largest blog dedicated to careers in the finance industry with a free weekly newsletter featuring interviews 
    • MorningBrew - free daily newsletter that captures financial news in bite-sized, easily digestible snippets. Also produce podcasts and videos.
    • Deal Breaker - publishes financial news, commentary, and analysis about banks, hedge funds, private equity, MBAs, and lifestyle
    • The Wall Street Journal MoneyBeat - provides financial information, business news, analysis, and stock market data
  • Stock Market Coverage
    • Market Watch - provides financial information, business news, analysis, and stock market data. A subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, along with The Wall Street Journal and Barron's
    • Seeking Alpha - crowd-sourced content service for financial markets started back in 2004, focused on stocks, asset classes, exchange-traded funds, and investment strategies
  • Finance Training Courses
Note: the above courses can be costly and are sometimes included as a part of Terry major coursework or student organization membership. They are listed here for the sake of transparency as individuals may choose to purchase them individually.
  • Case Coach ($$) - online preparation courses for consulting applications and case interviews, developed by former McKinsey interviewers. Helps you prepare for success in McKinsey, BCG, and Bain interviews. You can get FREE interview prep material in your inbox which includes 28 emails with tips, 8 full cases with solutions, sample case and fit interview videos.
  • Ace the Case ($$) - case interview questions and solutions for practice interview prep
  • ArgoPoint - case interview tips
  • Case In Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation by Marc Cosentino ($$) - demystifies the case interview process used for recruiting in consulting, private equity, strategic planning, marketing, logistic, operations, and human capital. This book takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions
  • Management Consulted - YouTube page featuring a library of case interview examples from McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, and more, covering all types of case studies: profitability, market study, market sizing, and M&A
  • Books
    • Options, Futures, & Other Derivatives - John Hull
    • Security Analysis & The Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham
    • The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities - Frank Fabozzi
    • Liar’s Poker - Michael Lewis
    • Average is Over - Tyler Cowen
    • The Fast Track: The Insider's Guide to Winning Jobs in Management Consulting, Investment Banking, & Securities Trading - Mariam Naficy
  • Podcasts

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  

Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  

UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  

Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  

  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 

  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 

  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 


Professional Associations/Resources

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Economics majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Ad Victoriam Solutions Analyst
ADP Associate District Manager
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Jewish Service Corp Fellow
Aon Solutions Specialist
Arthrex Business Operations Associate
Ashford Advisors Client Relationship Manager
Atlantic Waste Services Sales Coordinator
Bell Flight Financial Analyst
Boston Consulting Group Associate
Boston Consulting Group Associate
Bricker Builders Content Creator
BrightOrg Services Analyst
Buckeye International Field Sales Representative
Bulso PLC Research Analyst
Bureau of Labor Statistics Economist
Chubb Underwriting Associate
Cisco Data Science Analyst
Cognizant Business Analyst
Consolidated Electrical Distributors City of Industry Inside Sales Associate
Crowdworks Research Assistant
Cru International Intern
Deloitte Business Analyst
Deloitte Analyst
Deloitte GPS Analyst- Enabling Areas Rotational Program
Deloitte Business Technology Solutions Analyst
Deloitte Compliance Analyst
Deloitte Consultant
Deluxe Financial Analyst
Dominion Energy Customer Billing Representative
Employer Not Specified Paralegal
Employer Not Specified Marketing and Business Analyst
Employer Not Specified Analyst
Endeavor Air Lines Pilot
Energy Consulting Group LLC Asset Optimization Manager
Engineered Fabrication Inc. Scheduling and Planning Associate
Equifax Data Scientist
Ernest Partners Position Not Specified
Evercore Investment Banking Analyst
EY Analyst
EY Staff Associate
EY Technology Consultant
F&T Results Co-Founder and CEO
FanDuel Product Analyst
FDIC Financial Institutions specialist
Federal Reserve Board of Governors Research Assistant
First Presbyterian Church of Houston Church Leader
FirstKey Homes Pricing Coordinator
Fiserv Financial Analyst
Food Research & Action Center Research Intern
FRANdata Credit Analyst
FTI Consulting Technology Consultant
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Housing Development Intern
Georgia Institute of Technology Financial Analyst II
Georgia-Pacific LLC Pricing Analyst
Georgia-Pacific LLC Pricing Analyst
Georgia-Pacific LLC Pricing Analyst
Governors Office of Planning and Budget Fiscal Policy Analyst
Graphic Packaging International Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Guggenheim Partners Investment Banking Analyst
Guidehouse Consultant
Gulfstream Aerospace Associate Financial Analyst
IPC Global Associate Consultant
ISTC Athletic Director
J.P. Morgan Risk Analyst
J.P. Morgan Investment Banking Analyst
J.P. Morgan Business Relationship Manager Trainee
Johnson Lambert LLP Business Advisory Services Associate
Jones Petroleum Accountant
Kaseya Associate Account Manager
Kidney Clinic of Athens Management Assistant
Kiewit Corporation Financial Analyst
KPMG Consulting Associate
KPMG Data and Integration Platforms Advisory Associate
KPMG Associate
KPMG Advisory Associate
KPMG Technology Risk Consultant
KPMG Technology Assurance Associate
Landmark Properties, Inc. Investment Management Analyst
Library of Congress Economic Research Analyst
LivCor, a Blackstone Portfolio Company Financial Analyst
Loomis, Sayles & Co Portfolio Administrator
Marsh McLennan Casualty Placement Representative
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services Position Not Specified
McGuire Sponsel Tax Consultant
Meadows & Ohly Real Estate Services Associate
Meridian Capital Group Associate
Microsoft Position Not Specified
Mohawk Industries Aspire Finance Associate
Morgan Stanley Portfolio Administrator
Morgan Stanley Analyst
Morgan Stanley Client Service Associate
MTech Systems Project Consultant
MTech Systems Project Consultant
NCR Corporation Associate Business Consultant
NCR Corporation Financial Analyst
NCR Corporation Professional Services Consultant
Nolan Transportation Group Business Development Representative
Nolan Transportation Group Business Development Representative
Normandy Partners Leasing Associate
North Highland Management Consultant
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Position Not Specified
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Assistant National Bank Examiner
Office of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock Staff Assistant
Oracle Corporation Associate Consultant
Pathstone Associate
Penta Group Associate
Planned Parenthood Paralegal
Project Horseshoe Farm Community Health Fellow
Protiviti Business Performance Improvement Consultant I
Protiviti Consultant First Year
PwC Associate
PwC Business Control Associate
PwC Transfer Pricing Associate
PwC Consultant
Redburn Atlantic Equity Sales and Trading Associate
Regions Bank Position Not Specified Quotes Assistant
Rolls-Royce Solutions America Associate
RSM US LLP Management Consulting Associate
RSM US LLP Management Consultant
RVF International Auxiliar de Conversation
Salesforce Software Engineer
Sands Investment Group Investment Sales Advisor
Sedgwick Data Consultant
Selby Jennings Recruitment Consultant
Shamrock Prosthetics, Inc. Office Administrator
Shiplify Operations Consultant
Signature Wealth Management Financial Advisor
Southern Company Data Analyst
SPINS Production Analyst
State Farm Account Representative
State Farm Claim Specialist
State of Illinois Legal Clerk - Circuit Court Office
Strong Automotive Traffic Coordinator
Techtronic Industries Field Sales Representative
The Appraisal Center of Middle Georgia Appraiser Trainee
The Coca-Cola Company Project Manager
The Hanover Insurance Group Personal Lines Underwriter Trainee
The Hartford Insurance Underwriter
The Walt Disney Company Financial Analyst
Traton Homes Land Acquisition Analyst
Truist Investment Banking Analyst
Truist Financial Investment Banking Analyst
United States Department of Justice Paralegal Specialist
United States Department of the Treasury Surrey Fellow
USAA Software Engineer III
Vankirk Electric Assistant Project Manager
Veeam Software Inside Sales Associate
Wayne Farms Pricing Analyst
Wells Fargo Operations Analyst
Wells Fargo Operations Analyst
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Economics majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
American College of the Mediterranean Unspecified Master's Program, MA
Barcelona School of Economics Economics, MS
Brown University Medicine, MD
Drexel University Law, JD
Dublin City University Refugee Integration, MS
Duke University Quantitative Management, MS
Emory University Law, JD
Georgia College & State University Management Information Systems, MIS
Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science, MS
Georgia Institute of Technology Economics Agriculture and Life Sciences, MS
Georgia State University International Business, MIB
Georgia State University Law, JD
Harvard University Law, JD
Leiden University Statistics, MS
Louisiana State University Business Administration, MBA
Mercer University Law, JD
Northwestern University Professional Program
Oregon State University Public Policy, MPP
Texas A&M University Student Affairs Administration, MS
Tufts University International Business, MIB
University of Colorado Boulder Unspecified Master's Program
University of Georgia Health Administration, MHA
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Business Administration, MBA
University of Georgia Business Administration, MBA
University of Georgia Business Administration, MBA
University of Georgia Business Analytics, MS
University of Georgia Business Analytics, MS
University of Georgia Business Analytics, MS
University of Georgia International Policy, MA
University of Georgia Business Analytics, MSBA
University of Georgia Business Analytics, MSBA
University of Georgia Business Analytics, MSBA
University of Georgia Economics, MS
University of Georgia Business Administration and Management, MBA
University of Georgia Electrical Electron Engineering, Bachelor's
University of Georgia Masters of Science & Business Analytics, Master's
University of Georgia Law, Degree Not Specified
University of Illinois at Chicago Law, JD
University of Memphis Law, JD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law, JD
University of Pennsylvania Computer Science, MCIT
University of Texas at Dallas Economics, PhD
University of Wisconsin–Madison Law, JD
* denotes no responses received.