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Economics is an important framework for analyzing decision-making behavior – on both the individual level (micro) and the societal level (macro). It describes the principles underlying individual transactions and the broader markets they fuel. A solid understanding of economics is valuable not just as a foundation for your career, but in your day-to-day life as an engaged voter and an informed consumer..

As an economics student at Oglethorpe, you’ll learn how to…

  • Develop analytical tools for complex problem-solving.
  • Master the technical terminology of the business world.
  • Hone your skills in business writing and communication.

And that’s not all: Oglethorpe’s emphasis on the liberal arts (conveyed through the Core) means every student learns to be a better writer and a better thinker, with a deeper understanding of the world around them.

The economics curriculum at Oglethorpe is designed to be accessible and broad, highlighting interdisciplinary connections with other fields, through electives in topics such as antitrust law, environmental policy, and economic development.

Offered as:

B.A. in Economics
Minor in Economics (TU)

Atlanta is a major economic force in the southeast, and a great place to find nationally recognized organizations and foundations for economic consulting and research – which offer unending opportunities for internships and employment.

  • Our economics students complete internships with prestigious, high-impact organizations, including Commodity Marketing Company, Ecuador Consulate, Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Open Hand Atlanta, Preparis, the Carter Center, Wells Fargo Investment Banking, World Affairs Council and the International Rescue Committee.
  • High-achieving students get a chance to shine at Oglethorpe’s Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium, presenting econ honors theses on subjects like savings and investment, GDP measures of household income, and international economics.

Graduates with a degree in economics can pursue careers in research or public policy; earn a graduate degree in economics, enroll in law school, or acquire an MBA; or put their broader intellectual skill set to work in a variety of careers in business and government.

  • Recent alumni are employed with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, UPS, the Burlington Northern Railroad, and the international strategy consulting firm Capgemini Consulting.

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