BBA Economics

LANGDALE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, BBA, ECONOMICS

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years.  A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term; your advisor can help you tailor this schedule to suit your desired learning outcomes. For example, the elective courses have been preselected in the schedule below to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements, but you can alter elective choices with the approval of your advisor.   The sample provided also assumes you take fifteen hours each fall and spring semesters until graduation; if you wish to take courses during summer semester(s), your advisor can assist with modifying this schedule.  Another common modification is for students admitted to The Honors College.  The Honors College offers interdisciplinary seminars, a special track of core curriculum courses, and opportunities for independent research that lead to a Certificate in University Honors; your advisor can assist with your selection of these honors designated courses.

 Students who major in economics gain an understanding of the economic processes that provide the foundation for business, political and social behavior. Students learn about macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts, develop quantitative skills to solve economic problems, and hone their ability to make predictions and formulate economic forecasts. The program stresses the importance of critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication, and the application of knowledge to solve business problems. Economists conduct research, collect and analyze economic data, monitor and write about trends in the economy and predict future trends. Economists also study the production and distribution of goods, resources and services within society.  Students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Economics at the Langdale College of Business receive a rigorous education that prepares them for a variety of careers in government and in the private sector such as financial analyst, medical analyst, energy consultant, financial advisor, and data analyst. Alternatively, economics majors may also choose to pursue graduate studies in areas such as law, business, urban planning, and journalism.

With early major declaration and planning assistance from your advisor, both the BBA in Economics and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees can be completed in five years.  An undergraduate student may take up to 9 semester credit hours of graduate classes without being admitted to the Graduate School. Students must be within 30 credit hours of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. MBA graduates have many career opportunities in business enterprises.

 Students who complete the degree requirements for economics graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. All BBA programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have AACSB accreditation. All economics majors complete the BBA senior college core (21 hours); a common nine-hour sequence of major courses; fifteen hours of required economics electives; nine hours of business electives; and six hours of general electives. Combined with prerequisite courses in business, economics, and accounting, the courses taken the last sixty hours of the program provide each student with a solid background in business and economics.

 Program website: https://www.valdosta.edu/programs/b-b-a-degree-with-a-major-in-economics/

 Office Location: Health Sciences and Business Administration, Suite 3002

Mapping Coordinator: Karin P. Roland, Ph.D.      E-mail: kroland@valdosta.edu

What is economics? Economics is the study of how resources are used to meet society’s needs. It is an essential aspect of virtually every decision individuals, businesses, and governments make. Students who pursue a B.B.A degree in Economics develop the analytical and problem solving skills needed to make these decisions. Minors in Advertising and Promotions, Business Analytics, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Operations Management, Professional Sales, and Supply Chain Management allow majors to gain in-depth knowledge of these areas. Our students successfully completing the economics coursework should be able to analytically and critically solve complex problems; be adept in managing and drawing inferences from large datasets; and understand and clearly communicate complex ideas.

What do economists do? Economics is FUN, and economists study a wide range of topics, from the usual suspects of GDP, inflation, national debt, and unemployment to the environment, health care, crime and punishment, marriage, addiction, sports, voting behavior, government programs, education, religion, discrimination, and basically any type of human behavior.  Many economics majors work in the financial sector, in the insurance industry, as business consultants, management consultants, business analysts, financial advisors, portfolio managers, or for local, state and the federal government agencies, etc. Economists forecast economic activity, design tax policies, evaluate programs implemented by the government or other agencies, analyze the impact of laws, supervise businesses, and manage firms. Economics is an excellent precursor to graduate degrees in business, law, economics, public administration, and international relations.

Please see current course curriculum here.

Employment Information

Representative Job Titles Related to Major: Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Medical Office Assistant, Energy Consultant, Financial Advisor, Data Analyst, Assistant Professor, Actuary, Paralegal, Insurance Agent

Representative Employers: University of West Florida, Coleman Talley LLP, Cummins, Medical University of South Carolina, Wells Fargo, Tesla, Mercer Law School, University of Florida Law School, DataWatch, Berry College, North Florida Financial Corp, State Farm Insurance, Bush Wealth Management

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 - Composition 1 (Area A) 3
MATH 1101 - Intro Mathematical Modeling (Area A) 3
PERS 2799 - Personal Finance (Area B) 2
HIST 2111 or 2112 US History to or after 1865 (Area E) 3
Econ 1500 - Survey of Economics (Area E) 3
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 - Composition II (Area A) 3
BUSA 2201 - Fundamentals of Computer Applications (Area F) 3
Science with a Lab (Area D) 4
Social Science (Area E) 3
BUSA 1105 - Introduction to Business (Area F) 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: Milestones Term 1: Complete Georgia History requirement. Complete Georgia Government requirement. Declare major. Grades in ENGL and MATH must be ‘C’ or better. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Milestones term 2: Complete Georgia Government requirement. Grades in ENGL1102 and BUSA1105 must be ‘C’ or better. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111 or 2112 or 2113 Literature (Area C) 3
Science with a Lab (Area D) 4
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (Area F) 3
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (Area E) 3
Science/Math (Area D) 3
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
Humanities/Fine Arts (Area C) 3
BUSA 2100 - Applied Business Statistics (BBA Core) 3
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (Area F) 3
ECON 2106 - Principles of Microeconomics (Area F) 3
BUSA 2106 - Environment of Business (Area F) 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones Term 3: Grades in ACCT and ECON must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete ECON2105/2106 and ACCT2101/2102 by the end term 4. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Milestones Term 4: Grades in ACCT, BUSA and ECON must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete ECON2105/2106 and ACCT2101/2102 by the end term 4. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
BUSA 3100 - Business Analytics (BBA Core) 3
ECON 4100 - Managerial Economics (Major Required) 3
MGNT 3250 - Management & Org Behavior (BBA Core) 3
FIN 3350 - Financial Management (BBA Core) 3
General Elective 3
BUSA 2999 - Career Development (BUSA Core) 0
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
Major Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
Supporting Course 3
ECON 4500 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (Major Required) 3
Major Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
General Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones Term 5: Grades in all non-zero credit hour courses must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete BUSA2106 and FIN3350 by end term 5. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Milestones Term 6: Grades in FIN, BUSA, and ECON must be ‘C’ or better. ECON 3400 only offered spring semesters. Must complete BUSA2999 and BUSA3100 by the end term 6. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Accumulate 90 or more collegiate credits. Apply for graduation.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
Major Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
Major Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
Business Elective 3
Supporting Course 3
MKTG 3050 - Introduction to Marketing (BBA Core) 3
BUSA 3999 - Study Abroad or Internship or Service (BBA Core) 0
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
BUSA 4900 - Business Policy (BBA Core) 3
Supporting Course 3
ECON 4000 - Introduction to Econometrics (Major Required) 3
Major Elective: 3xxx or 4xxx 3
PERS (Area B) 2
Total hours 14

Milestones: Milestones Term 7: Grades in all non-zero credit hour courses must be ‘C’ or better. ECON3810 only offered fall semesters. Must complete BUSA3999 by the end term 8. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Must apply for graduation by end term 7. Milestones Term 8: Grades in FIN, BUSA, and ECON must be ‘C’ or better. Must complete BUSA3999 by the end term 8. Overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Accumulate 120 or more collegiate credits. Graduate!!!