Bachelor of Science in General Economics, International Economics Emphasis

This emphasis provides you with a background in the emerging global economy that allows further studies in international business or work for government agencies. 

Why Choose Goddard’s International Economics Emphasis?

International Economics includes interdisciplinary international studies in the social sciences, along with data and business fundamentals.

You will enter the job market with the skills to take on a variety of business-related jobs.

What You'll Learn

You will gain technical skills and knowledge in:

  • Data analysis
  • Tabulating and manipulating data
  • Research and analysis, finding and testing relationships
  • Applying statistical methods and testing hypothesis
  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • International economics, the global economy and economic growth
  • Communication skills, written and oral
  • Understanding and interpreting relationships between economic indicators

What You Can Do

Here are some of the jobs available to international economics majors:

International development officer: You work with developing countries to implement long-term and sustainable solutions to problems. Many in this career work on development projects in fields such as education, sanitation, health and agriculture. They also work in urban, rural and small business development.

International consultant: In this career, you help international organizations solve issues, create value, maximize growth and improve performance.

Government relations advisor: You facilitate working relationships and strategic outreach with government officers, elected officials and relevant stakeholders.

Program analyst: As a program analyst, you perform a variety of complex financial, technical and support services involving data analysis; event, grant and project coordination; department budget maintenance and other related duties.

Research associate: As a research associate, you assist in carrying out a particular research agenda by collecting and analyzing data and preparing reports.

Public finance specialist: In this career, you are a resource for substantive technical advice and advocacy.

Foreign service officer: The focus of this career is on economic and trade relations with countries. Whether working with local business groups to facilitate business deals or briefing leaders on changing economic situations, you ensure open and free trade with local governments and organizations where possible.

Career information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2022