The B.A. with a major in International Economic Affairs offers a liberal arts education with careful attention to international economics and foreign language skills, as well as providing an understanding of international affairs. Students are prepared for internationally-oriented careers in business, the professions, and public service. More information is available online using the tabs below. A printable program map is also available for download.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.

Students in the B.A. in International Economic Affairs program are provided with an understanding of economic theory and practice in the today's world, with an emphasis on the global, interdependent, and multicultural environment in which we live and conduct business. Students are afforded the opportunity to study a broad range of political, social and economic issues facing countries around the world, develop foreign language skills, and complete a study abroad program. The major provides significant flexibility to meet the needs of students with a variety of interests.

Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 120

This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

Save money

UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

Coursework

F. Major Specific Courses

  • ECON 2105
  • ECON 2106
  • FORL 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002
  • FORL 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002
  • FORL 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002
  • CISM 2201

Major Courses

  • ECON 3410
  • ECON 3411
  • ECON 4410
  • ECON 4450
  • ECON Elective (3000-4000 Level)
  • ECON 4484
  • Internship/Global Elective
  • Foreign History
  • International or Comparative Politics
  • International Business (FINC 4521, MGNT 3627, 4625 OR MKTG 4866)

Supporting Courses

  • ECON 3402
  • GEOG1013
  • ANTH 1102 or XIDS 2301 or SOCI 1160
  • FORL 2002 or upper division FORL course

Electives or Minor 18 hours

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Adrian Austin, Ph.D.

Adrian Austin, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 353
David J. Boldt, Ph.D.

David J. Boldt, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 347
Swarna D. Dutt, Ph.D.

Swarna D. Dutt, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 336
Melanie Hildebrandt

Melanie Hildebrandt

Senior Lecturer of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 338
Kim Holder

Kim Holder

Senior Lecturer of Economics and Director, Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 348
Mary Kassis, Ph.D.

Mary Kassis, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 348
Salvador Lopez, Ph.D.

Salvador Lopez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 337
Hilde Patron, Ph.D.

Hilde Patron, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 350
Lizhong Peng, Ph.D.

Lizhong Peng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 353
William C. Schaniel, Ph.D.

William C. Schaniel, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 365
Michael Sinkey, Ph.D.

Michael Sinkey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 349
William Smith, Ph.D.

William Smith, Ph.D.

Chair, David A. Johnson Professor in Predictive Analytics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 325
Sara Wofford

Sara Wofford

Lecturer of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall 344

Guidelines for Admittance

Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: FreshmanAdult LearnersTransfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; AuditorPost-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking    

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15

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Contact

Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Communicate effectively
  • Use information technology to solve business problems
  • Possess a basic knowledge of macroeconomic concepts including national income accounting, inflation, unemployment and monetary and fiscal policy
  • Possess a basic knowledge of microeconomics concepts such as supply and demand, consumer decision making, elasticity, costs, market structure and labor markets
  • Possess a basic knowledge of international economic concepts including trade and exchange  rates
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate and interpret descriptive statistics 
  • Possess a basic knowledge of at least one foreign language