• College

    School of Business

  • Degree

    BA or BBA

  • Location



Predict behaviors to improve outcomes

Students studying economics at Mercer University will analyze production of firms, public finance (including taxation, spending, and regulation), and behavior of individual consumers. Our faculty guide students to understand both individual and aggregate tendencies, equipping them for success in their future business careers.

The Economics major is available as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. The BA in Economics follows the general education requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, covering a broad range of disciplines. The BBA in Economics curriculum establishes knowledge of general business principles.

Gain experience

Mercer’s Economics program offers a variety of courses including econometrics and intermediate micro and macroeconomics. Students will develop skills in critical thinking, quantitative research, and analysis to synthesize large amounts of information, preparing to become viable candidates for employment and graduate school.

Launch your career

Individuals who successfully earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Economics are well prepared for graduate studies, policy-oriented research, consulting activities, and other employment across a multitude of industries. Mercer graduates can go on to work as business professionals in positions such as:

  • Economist
  • Financial Risk Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Local Government Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Statistician

Recent placements of Mercer Economics graduates include positions with:

  • Blue Bird Corporation
  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Techtronic Industries

Learn more about our Economics major


Mercer undergraduate students may be eligible for special admission consideration for a graduate business program through the Special Consideration Program. Students can take advantage of waivers for both the GMAT requirement and the application fee, and enjoy additional benefits, including a Double Bear Scholarship toward earning their graduate business degree at Mercer. Learn More

Following the guidance of my professors, I selected courses at Mercer that provided me with a strong foundation of technical skills, which I was able to expand during my graduate program to secure a position at a federal consulting firm in D.C.

Joseph Goodwin
Economics, '14
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Joseph Goodwin

The required coursework at Mercer really helped make me a well-rounded business professional when I graduated. I learned all of the hard and soft skills that I needed in order to thrive in a dynamic professional environment.

Charlie Farr
Economics & Marketing, '14
Customer Intelligence Consultant, Chick-fil-A

Charlie Farr

The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business has been influential in providing me with opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. The faculty and staff there are also such an amazing group of people that truly care about their students and that has been an amazing place to call my home at Mercer.

Brecken Yeo
Finance & Economics, '23


Meet the Faculty

Mercer’s School of Business is supported by a talented group of faculty and staff who serve as mentors, coaches, teachers, and experts in their fields. They are committed to equipping the next generation of business leaders in the classroom and beyond.

Visit Mercer

Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. You can browse photos online, but it's the undeniable spirit of Bear Territory that captivates you when you visit Mercer.