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The Department of Economics at Georgia Southern University is dedicated to providing students with the foundation for careers in business, economics, law, public policy, and regional development. In addition, we provide those students who are interested in continuing their education in graduate school with a strong foundation to successfully pursue a Masters or Doctorate. Our department offers four undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in economics, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in regional economic development, and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in economics. We also offer an online Masters of Science degree in Applied Economics. This website lets you meet the faculty, view the curriculum and learn of the many interesting activities in which both our students and faculty are engaged.

What Is Economics?

Economics addresses the pervasive problem that all societies and individuals confront: as we do not have enough resources to produce everything we want, we must choose how to best allocate scarce resources and carefully define what “best” means. Whether studying how governments should allocate tax revenues, how businesses should combine resources to produce goods and services, or simply how to spend our monthly income, economics comes into play. Recognizing economics provides the logical structure used in understanding the big picture and inculcates the problem solving skills that are always in demand by employers, some like Bill Gates have called economics the essential skill to have in the future job market besides hard science and engineering. Economics includes among other areas the study of labor, health, the environment, money, taxes, and government expenditures. Economics students learn methods that can be applied to countless industries and occupations. For these reasons, economics is both the broadest and oldest of the business disciplines, and is the only one with a Nobel Prize.

Why Major in Economics?

The economics program at Georgia Southern University provides students a broad knowledge of the analytical tools used by economists and provides a foundation for careers in business, economics, finance and law. Economics majors study the different areas of economics such as labor economics, international trade, health economics, econometric analysis, and law and economics, among others. The breadth of this degree allows maximum flexibility and prepares graduates to enter a wide variety of occupations or attend professional or graduate study in business, law, economics, government, or finance.

Why Earn a Master of Science in Applied Economics?

Our Online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) program objective is to provide graduates with analytical capabilities in economic development, financial economics, and regulatory issues. The skills and competencies addressed by this program include market analysis, quantitative analysis, regulatory industry analysis, financial economics and economic development. These capabilities represent a unique combination of skills that are needed within society.

The program provides the quantitative and analytical skills for graduates to assist businesses in market analysis including: quantitative, regulatory, and economic development. Graduates will be able to compete for employment in financial institutions, industry, and government enterprises engaged in financial economic development, public utilities and federal and state regulatory agencies.

Professionals have the opportunity to continue their education while maintaining full-time employment. Our program is fully accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Our classes are small, and typically have from 8-15 students per class. The online MSAE program provides

  • Schedule and location flexibility (virtually anywhere)
  • Two-year curriculum
  • Engage in simulations, discussions and multimedia presentations
  • No on-campus visit requirement

Why Choose the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics?

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics (GCAE) allows students to meet the SACSCOC faculty credentials requirement of 18 graduate hours in the economics, without completing the 30 hours required for the Online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE). The GCAE program provides graduates with analytical capabilities in theoretical and applied economics. After completing the nine credit core, students have a choice of courses that provide skills in market analysis, quantitative analysis, regulatory industry analysis, financial economics and economic development. These capabilities represent a unique combination of skills that are needed within society.

The GCAE provides professionals with the opportunity to continue their education while maintaining full-time employment, wherever they may be located in the U.S., Canada, or U.S. Military Installations. Our classes are small, and typically have from 8-15 students per class. The online program provides

  • Schedule and location flexibility (virtually anywhere, anytime)
  • One-to-two year curriculum
  • Engage in simulations, discussions and multimedia presentations
  • No on-campus visit is requirement

Department of Economics • 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419 • 912-344-2539