UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences offers its Bachelor of Science in Consumer Economics and Consumer Economics with an emphasis in Financial Planning at the UGA Griffin Campus in South Atlanta. The Degree completion program is perfect for transfer students and those seeking a second degree.
The Consumer Economics major develops the understanding of consumer decision-making in an environment characterized by changing technology, demographic trends and globalization.
In addition, you'll develop an understanding of:
The study of how institutions provide goods and services to satisfy the financial functions of households
How consumers make financial decisions
How government action affects the provision of financial services
Financial planning, consumer economics and consumer finance has a very strong impact in today’s global economy
Most Business schools and traditional economics departments spend relatively little class time on financial planning, consumer economics and consumer finance
Consumer finance is a substantial element of the financial sector and a substantial driver of the economy (Peter Tufano, Harvard Business School and National Bureau of Economic Research scholar)
In 2014, in the United States according to the Federal Reserve Statistical Release, households and non-profit organizations held 69.1 trillion in financial assets. Corporate businesses held only $21.9 trillion in financial assets, approximately one-third that of households.
Payment systems used by consumers move trillions of dollars through the economy
The subprime mortage market contributed to the most recent economic crisis
Recovery has been highly dependent on the rate of consumer borrowing and spending
Value of the UGA Griffin Campus
Schedule flexibility for non-traditional students
Small class size
Faculty mentoring students
Individual attention from professors
Government Agencies, consumer organizations and corporations to pursue careers in:
As a working professional in the financial industry, I thought I would never have the opportunity or time to go back to school and finish my degree. I wanted to pursue getting the Certified Financial Planner designation and found that the University of Georgia Griffin Campus had a program to help me in both of those pursuits.
UGA Griffin attracted me because of the small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and the relationships I made with the faculty. It offered me the opportunity to obtain a University of Georgia Education that fit my schedule and was close to home. My advisors and professors each worked closely with me and truly customized my program to work around my busy professional schedule. My studies at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus have without doubt made me a better financial planner and advanced my career.
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch