Economics

About Economics

Economists conduct research, collect and analyze economic data, monitor and write about trends in the economy and predict future trends. They study the production and distribution of goods, resources and services within society. The economics major at Valdosta State University prepares students for a variety of careers in government and in the private sector. Economics majors may also choose to pursue graduate studies in areas such as law, business, urban planning, journalism and more.

Economics at Valdosta State University

The economics program at Valdosta State is part of the university’s prestigious Langdale College of Business. Students have access to the college’s state-of-the-art facilities, including multimedia classrooms and a student computer lab. Students enjoy small classes and are able to interact with faculty members. Economics students can gain invaluable work experience by participating in the Valdosta State Co-op Program and Students in Free Enterprise, a nationally recognized, award-winning organization. Top students may be invited to participate in Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society for the top 10 percent of junior and senior business students.

 Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

About the Economics Curriculum

B.B.A.

Students in the economics program 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. 

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Careers*

  • Business forecaster
  • Business journalist
  • Commodities analyst
  • Commodities trader
  • Credit analyst                                                                                                 
  • Economic consultant
  • Economist
  • Financial manager
  • Financial researcher
  • Government analyst
  • Government forecaster
  • Government researcher
  • Investment analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Lawyer
  • Loan officer
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Real estate investor
  • Secondary school business teacher
  • Securities broker
  • Stockbroker
  • Venture capitalist

*Some career possibilities may require additional degrees or certifications.

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