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A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed. A full-time student may complete this program in four years.

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International Economics and Modern Languages, B.A.

An undergraduate degree in economics prepares students with the quantitative and qualitative skills to think critically and learn how to make optimal decisions. Students will learn by doing with a curriculum taught by nationally acclaimed economists and faculty. The BA IEML has a qualitative focus with a language component in Spanish, French, German or Chinese Culture and Society.

Program Details

If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application. Find out more about applying.

International students: International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.); students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States; students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card; or students who have been educated outside of the U.S. Learn more about the application process.

Transfer students: If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation. View the details.

The B.A. IEML program has a qualitative and international focus. In the major section of the program students take International Economics, International Trade and International Finance. Students will take multiple language courses in either Spanish, French, German or Chinese Culture and Society.

The curriculum includes:

  • 42 hours of undergraduate core courses (Areas A – E)
  • 18 hours of courses appropriate to the major (Area F)
  • 24 hours of major common course curriculum (Area G)
  • 24 hours of modern languages common core (Area H)
  • 12 hours of declared minor courses (Area I)
  • Total of 120 credit hours

View a detailed list of curriculum requirements.

The Department is ranked first in Georgia, ninth among 33 Southeastern programs, and 50th in the U.S., according to a recent issue of the Southern Economic Journal, with considerably higher national rankings in the subfields our faculty selected as primary areas of concentration, including: eighth in Urban, Rural and Regional Economics; 11th in Public Economics; 20th in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; and 23rd in Labor and Demographic Economics. The department also got high marks in general Economics and teaching (14th), methodology and History of Economic Thought (16th).



The IEML program has an international focus that will allow students to seek careers abroad or with international companies. Graduates of the programs have accepted positions at Hartfield Philips Incorporated, SunTrust Bank, Emory Law, the Tax Foundation, the Federal Reserve and the OECD Secretariate in Paris, as well as various internships at the FDIC, the Fed, Georgia Department of Labor, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and Z.Yen (London).  Students who have pursued graduate studies have been accepted to the University of Pennsylvania Law School, M.A. programs at American University and Columbia University, and Ph.D. programs at the University of North Carolina, Miami University, George Washington University and Georgia State.


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