The Department of Economics offers an undergraduate programme leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. The objective of the programme is to establish and improve the understanding of economic problems from the elementary to the most complex, and to provide its students with necessary tools to undertake critical and systematic analyses of the economic environment we live in and develop policy options. Therefore the programme prepares students for further study at the graduate level, or alternatively, enables them to enter careers in private as well as public enterprises.
- Develop critical and strategic thinking, improve analytic skills and techniques, and enhance effective decision-making
- Demonstrate ability for teamworking, collaboration and leadership
- Understand social and legal issues both within local and global environments
- Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills
- Gain IT skills which are conducive for research using various resources and databases
- Apply knowledge acquired into practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation
- Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the economics discipline
- Have detailed knowledge of economics discipline and awareness of a variety of ideas, context and frameworks;
- Deploy a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge in microeconomics and macroeconomics;
- Apply economic theory and methods to real world economic problems;
- Develop an understanding of statistical analysis, data gathering, and data analysis
- Predict and solve complex problems with appropriate economic techniques, including identifying a question, using an appropriate framework, and collecting and analyzing the data
- Be able to work cohesively in an international environment, by respecting the values of other cultures in business and personal areas;
On successful completion of the Economics programme and gain competencies, a student will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Economics (240 ECTS).
Faculty of Business and Economics appreciates modern concepts and new methods in education and teaching methods that support educational objectives in addition to traditional methods. Traditional class attendance is compulsory for all courses in the faculty of Business and Economics. A variety of other educational methods are also used depending on the course and instructor. All kinds of practical exercises including the IT based activities are used to support the understanding of theory and to improve practical skills. Using different educational methods is also aiming to increase the interest of students. Traditional class work is an essential way in order to give basic theory (knowledge) on each topic. Therefore at least 75% of class attendance is expected for all of the courses.
An undergraduate student is entitled to graduate if s/he satisfactorily completes all required courses, laboratory studies, reports and practical assignments, attains a sum of credit-hours amounting to at least the minimum required for graduation, has a CGPA of 2.00 or above and is financially of good standing.