Economics students have a tremendous number of options in economics but also in allied fields including accounting, development economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing. Below are suggested programs for economics students with different program types for study abroad.
Programs Specifically for Economics & Allied Fields
Univ. of Commerce Luigi Bocconi
This is a prestigious program with a global focus offering courses in both business and economics. You will have the opportunity to work directly with professors on a self-designed research project. Internships in Milan may be possible in the summer following the spring term.
Summer School, London School of Economics
Gain a truly international experience studying alongside current and future leaders in finance and politics. The London School of Economics is one of the world's most prestigious universities offering challenging courses such as E-business, the Art of Negotiation, and International Political Economy. You will have the opportunity to explore London through organized cultural excursions.
International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.
Spend a quarter abroad in Barcelona studying topics in English such as human resources, psychology and business, and international macroeconomics. You will also have the opportunity to study all levels of Spanish and participate in rewarding language exchanges with Spanish students. If you stay for two quarters and meet the language prerequisite, you can pursue a spring internship that combines weekly seminars with work placement in your field.
Business & Economics, Maastricht Univ.
This program gives you the opportunity to study business and economics through Problem-Based Learning. You should possess a strong background in quantitative analysis (completion of introductory calculus is recommended) and micro/macroeconomics. This is an advanced program which gives the unique experience of studying in an environment similar to graduate-level seminars at UC.
These are only programs that target majors like economics and allied fields. Immersion, exchange, and international school programs should also have a selection of offerings to suit economics majors.
Immersion & Exchange Programs in English Suggested for Economics
New Zealand Universities: Univ. of Auckland
The seven teaching departments at the University of Auckland Business School (Business Administration, Business Finance, Business, Business International, Business Management, and Business Marketing) are consistently ranked among the top of their fields in Australasia. Students are entitled to all services at the Business School's own Career Center.
Univ. of Hong Kong (HKU)
Take a wide range of courses at the University of Hong Kong, a highly ranked university both in Asia and nationally. The Faculty of Business & Economics is known for educating world-class business leaders for the current global economy.
National Univ. of Singapore (NUS)
Ranked the best university in economics in all of Asia, NUS is an excellent fit for economics majors and nearly every other academic discipline to help students complete additional degree requirements.
Scottish Universities: Adam Smith Business School, Univ. of Glasgow
Choose from a wide availability of courses in business and economics in this lively and friendly Scottish university. Examples of course topics include environmental economics, regional and Scottish economics, entrepreneurship, and business planning.
Australian Universities: Australian National Univ., Univ. of Melbourne, Univ. of New South Wales, Univ. of Sydney
Choose among several outstanding Australian universities, including four top-100-ranked universities for economics. In particular, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School is a leader in research and has been consistently ranked first among the major Australian Universities for its quality of teaching. Research standards are high, and members of the School play an important part in policy issues and debate within Australia.
Study and experience China's growing place in the world economy in this program tailored specifically for business and economics majors. The program also offers the chance to participate in an internship for academic credit or personal growth. You can study topics such as political economics of China, China economics and development, business abroad, and many more.
By no means is this list comprehensive, but you may also search additional program opportunities.
Completing Other SSHA Requirements Abroad
SSHA students, in general, can take advantage of the requirement to complete four (4) non-major upper-division general education courses—or equivalent—from SSHA areas as varied as English literature to economics. Most SSHA students complete one or more of these required courses while studying abroad. These courses must be reviewed through the SSHA course approval form (see below).
SSHA students must also complete a total of 60.0 semester units in order to graduate. SSHA students complete many of these units within their major but often need more and can complete these requirements abroad.
Course Approval and Course Approval Forms
With a few exceptions of previously approved courses (ask your academic advisor), courses will need to be approved to meet individual degree requirements. In these cases, students will use the Course Approval Form for the school that would typically offer such a course at UC Merced:
The school will usually require a syllabus or equivalent in order to do a review. Keep in mind that syllabi may be protected intellectual property of certain professors or universities and may not be publicly posted online. If it is a UC Center program, you may be able to acquire syllabi through your study abroad advisor. If the program is with a local host university and the course is not posted online, you may be able to inquire with the instructor or host university in some cases.
No matter your academic intentions while studying abroad, you should consult your academic advisor in SSHA and your MyAudit report to plan out your study abroad academic goals. Once you narrow your search to 1-3 study abroad programs consult your program page or ask your study abroad advisor about resources for researching courses in your program.