Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Economics

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics program, designed by United International University, aims at providing the most contemporary and innovative curriculum in the subject based upon a compelling philosophy of teaching that allows students to cope with the changes in the world of economics. At the end of the program each student is expected to demonstrate their learning through a research project paper or internship report.

The main objectives of the BS in Economics program are: a)  to understand the general concepts within Economics; b) Apply qualitative and quantitative reasoning skill to analyse both theoretical and real-world problems; c) Critically evaluate real-world economic problem and the impact of public policy; Develop effective written and Oral communication skill; and e) Demonstrate command of research skill and techniques.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Completion of 120 credits
  • A minimum of 60 credits earned at UIU

SPECIALIZATION AREAS

While the students of BS in Economics are equipped with the basics of economic theories through the core courses, the specialization areas are designed to provide additional flexibility in learning and to endow them to compete in the job market with an edge.

United International University has, therefore, chosen the following areas of specialization from applied economics and Business for its students. The specialization areas are:

  1. Quantitative Economics
  2. International Economics and Development
  3. Business Economics
  4. Resource and Environmental Economics
  5. Financial Economics

This approach gives students a better idea of what they can do with economics major and provides specialized training in their fields of interest. However, doing concentration in any of the above areas is not mandatory.

Course/credit requirement

  • Duration of the program : 4 years(12 trimester)
  • Total Credits :  120

Program Structure:

Title

No. of Courses

Credits

Required GED Courses

10

27 Credits

Optional GED Courses

2

6 Credits

Core Courses

19

57 Credits

Open Elective Courses

9

27 Credits

Guided Research/Internship

1

3 Credits

Total

41

120 Credits

 

LIST OF COURSES

 

REQUIRED GED COURSES (27 Credits)

Code

& Title

Credit

Prerequisite

URC 1102

Life Skills for Success

2

None

CST 1206

Computer Applications                  

3

None

ECO 1303

Mathematics for Business and Economics I   

3

None

ECO 1334

Statistics for Business and Economics I                  

3

ECO 1303

BUS 2112

Business Communications

3

ENG 1108

ENG 1106

English I

3

 

ENG 1108

English II

3

ENG 1106

BNG 1101

History of the Emergence of Bangladesh

2

 

BNG 1102

Bangla Language and Literature

2

 

ECO 3360

Socioeconomic Profiles of Bangladesh

3

ECO 2314, ECO 2315

OPTIONAL GED COURSES (6 CREDITS)

Code

Title

Credit

Prerequisite

ACN 1205

Financial Accounting I

3

None

ACN 1309

Financial Accounting II

3

ACN 1205

MAT 1300

Basic Mathematics

3

None

ECN 3230

Economic Geography                   

3

ECO 1301

ENV 3227

Fundamentals of Natural Science 

3

ECO 1303

ENV 2308

Ecological System and Environment

3

ENG 1108

FIN 2319

Principles of Finance                        

3

ECO 1334, ACN 1205

HRM 4357

Industrial Psychology                   

3

SOC 1105

ITR 2311

International Relations

3

ENG 1108

MGT 1307

Principles of Management             

3

ENG 1108

MKT 2320

Introduction to Marketing             

3

ECO 1301

PAM 1301

Introduction to Public Administration

3

ENG 1108

SOC 1105

Sociology and Psychology

3

ENG 1108

SOC 2306

Eastern Culture and Heritage

3

ENG 1108

ECONOMICS CORE COURSES (57 CREDITS)

Code

Title

Credit

Prerequisite

ECO 2303

Mathematics for Business and Economics II            

3

ECO 1303

ECO 1301

Introduction to Microeconomics

3

None

ECO 1302

Introduction to Macroeconomics                                

3

ECO 1301

ECO 1374

Statistics for Business and Economics II                               

3

ECO 1334

ECO 2314

Intermediate Microeconomics I

3

ECO 1301

ECO 2315

Intermediate Macroeconomics I

3

ECO 1302

ECO 2365

Environmental Economics

3

ECO 2314

ECO 1334

ECO 3301

Intermediate Microeconomics II

3

ECO 2303, ECO 2314

ECO 3302

Intermediate Macroeconomics II

3

ECO 2303, ECO 2315

ECO 3310

Money and Banking

3

ECO 2315

ECO 3311

Public Finance

3

ECO 2314

ECO 3326

International Trade

3

ECO 2314

ECO 2315

ECO 3327

International Finance

3

ECO 2315

ECO 3350

Development Economics               

3

ECO 2303, ECO 2314,

ECO 2315

ECO 3361

Health Economics

3

ECO 2314

ECO 3370

Econometrics I

3

ECO 1374

ECO 3371

Econometrics II

3

ECO 3370

ECO 4350

Labor Economics

3

ECO 1301, ECO 1302

ECO 4390

Research Methodology

3

ECO 1374, ECO 3371

 

C. Open Elective Courses (27 Credits)

1. At least 12 credits must be ECO Courses

2. Courses in this category cannot be below 3000 levels

3. Students have to take 15 credits from Specialized Area for claiming major in that area.

4. Students can also complete 27 credits without a specialization area of study.

 

C1. GENERAL ECO COURSES

 Code

 Title

Credit

Prerequisite

ECO 3340

Economics and Psychology

3

ECO 2314

ECO 2315

ECO 3342

Economics of E-Commerce

3

ECO 2314

ECO 4155

Current Issues in Bangladeshi Economic Policy

3

ECO 2314

ECO 2315

ECO 4338

Globalization and Economic Policy

3

ECO 2315

ECO 4349

 Economics of Information and Uncertainty

3

ECO 2314

ECO 4375

History of Economic Thought

3

ECO 1301, ECO 1302

ECO 4380

Urban Economics

3

ECO 1301, ECO 1302

ECO 4386

Energy Economics and Policy

3

ECO 3301

ECO 4351

Industrial Organization

3

ECO 2314

ECO 4392

Law and Economics

3

ECO 2314

ECO 4391

Welfare Economics

3

ECO 3301

ECO 3302

ECO 3329

International Economic Cooperation and Trade Negotiations

3

ECO 3326

ECO 4345

Poverty Alleviation and Microfinance

3

ECO 2314, ECO 3310, ECO 3350

ECO 4360

Managerial Economics

3

ECO 2314, ECO 2315

 

C2 (A) – SPECIALIZATION AREA 1:  QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS

Code

 Title

Credit

Prerequisite

ECO 3337

Real Analysis

3

ECO 2303 

ECO 3339

Mathematical Statistics

3

ECO 3337

ECO 4123

Dynamic Optimization and Economic Applications

3

ECO 3302

ECO 4353

Game Theory and Applications

3

ECO 3301

ECO 3331

Economics of Cost Benefit Analysis

3

ECO 2314

ECO 4371

Time Series, Panel and Micro econometrics

3

ECO 3371

ECO 3330

Network Economics

3

ECO 2303, ECO 1374

 

C2 (B) -SPECIALIZATION AREA 2: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT

 Code

 Code & Title

Credit

Prerequisite

ECO 3349

Issues in International Economics

3

ECO 3326

ECO 3353

Economic Development in South Asia

3

ECO 1301, ECO 1302

ECO 4320

International Trade Theory

3

ECO 3326

ECO 4329

Trade Policy Analysis

3

ECO 2315, ECO 3326

ECO 4319

Economics of Financial Crisis

3

ECO 3327

ECO 4344

Advanced Topics in Development Economics

3

ECO 3350, ECO 3371

ECO 4348

Political Economy of Underdevelopment

3

ECO 3350

 

C2 (C)- SPECIALIZATION AREA 3: BUSINESS ECONOMICS

 

 Code

 Title

Credit

Prerequisite

FIN 3123

Managerial Finance

3

FIN 2319, ECO 1301, ACN 1205

FIN  4219

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

FIN 3123

FIN 3337

Principles of Banking and Insurance                   

3

ECO 1302

FIN 4321

Financial Markets and Institutions  

3

 

IBS 3121

International Business                   

3

ECO 1302

MGT 3224

Production and Operations Management  

3

ECO 1303, ECO 1334

MGT 3341

Project Management                 

3

MGT 3224

MGT 3229

Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development

3

ECO 1302, MGT 1307

MKT 4102

Services Marketing                   

3

 

MKT 4309

Global Marketing

3

 

 

C2 (D) -SPECIALIZATION AREA 4: RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENT

 Code

 Title

Credit

Prerequisite

ECO 4386

Energy Economics and Policy

3

ECO 3301

ECO 3335

Natural Resource Economics

3

ECO 2314

ECO 4387

Applied Econometrics

3

ECO 3371

ECO 3383

Economic Valuation of the Environment and Policy Analysis

3

ECO 2303, ECO 2365

ECO 4388

Economics of Climate Change

3

ECO 2365, ECO 3335

C2 (E) -SPECIALIZATION AREA 5: FINANCIAL ECONOMICS

Code

Title

Credit

Prerequisite

ECO 3351

Financial Economics

3

ECO 2314, ECO 2315, FIN 2319

ECO 4379

Financial Econometrics

3

ECO 3371

FIN 4117

Corporate Finance

3

ECO 3301, ECO 1374, FIN 3123

ECO 4346

Behavioural Finance

3

ECO 3351

ECO 4356

Economics of Investment & Financial Management

3

ECO 3351,

ECO 3327

ECO 4357

Financial Risk Analysis

3

ECO 3351, ECO 4349

FIN 4219

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

ECO 2314, ECO 3327, FIN 3123

ECO 4358

Risk Modelling and Financial Trading Strategies

3

ECO 3351, ECO 4349

ECO 4359

Financial Institutions and Regulations

3

ECO 3351,

ECO 3327

 Guided Research/Internship (3 Credits)

Code

Title

Credit

Prerequisite

 ECO 4394

Guided Research / Internship

3

All core courses