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B.Sc (Hons.) Economics

Program Overview

Areas: Economics, Micro and Macro Economics, Management, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Development, Trade, Econometrics, Financial Markets

Duration: 4 years, 8 semesters

Credits: 132

Career Paths: Banking and Financial Sector, Commerce and industry, Research organizations, Regulatory Bodies, Planning and Development Institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Program Description

    B.Sc (Hons) Economics is a comprehensive degree program that gives students an opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development in a highly supportive academic environment to enable them to play a leadership role in economic planning, development and management. Graduates of this program are provided with hands on experience on research, real world issues, and application of quantitative techniques while working on their research projects or thesis

  • Admission Requirement

    To be eligible for admission to B.Sc (Hons) Economics , a candidate must satisfy the following requirements: -

    • Educational Criteria
      • FA / F.Sc with at least 2nd division (i.e. 495 marks).
      • O-levels (in at least 6 subjects) and 3 A-levels. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) will not be taken into account.
      • High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (IB) result with at least 2.5 CGPA
      • Equivalence certificate from IBCC IBCC for all international qualifications i.e. O-Levels/A-Levels, High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate etc.

      Students awaiting their FA/ F.Sc/A-Level results may apply for admission at BNU. Selected candidates will be granted provisional admission only, which may be regularized after they have been declared successful and meet the admission requirements of the university.

    • Written / aptitude test
    • Interview
  • Courses

    • Degree Progression

      Note that the degree progression given below is not set in stone. It provides a working structure which allows for planning and predictability, and also provides flexibility to deal with change and contingency. Course category and course credit hours are given in front of the course title.

    • Course Categories

      Category Name Category Abbreviation Number of Credits Hrs.
      Economics Core EC 69
      Economics Electives EE 27
      Non-economics core NEC 21
      Non-economics electives NEE 15
        Total 132
    • Year I - Semester I

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Intro to Political Thought NEC 3
      Academic Writing and Communication NEC 3
      Islamic Studies or Pakistan Studies NEC 1.5
      NEE 3
      NEE 3
      Fundamentals of Microeconomics EC 3
        Total 16.5
    • Year I - Semester II

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Mathematics 1 EC 3
      Fundamentals of Macroeconomics EC 3
      Islamic Studies or Pak Studies NEC 1.5
      Intro to Computing NEC 3
      Intro to Social Anthropology NEC 3
      Intro to World History NEC 3
        Total 16.5
    • Year II - Semester III

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Microeconomics I EC 3
      Macroeconomics I EC 3
      Mathematics 2 EC 3
      NEE 3
      NEE 3
        Total 15
    • Year II - Semester IV

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Development Economics EC 3
      Mathematical Economics EC 3
      Statistics 1 EC 3
      Transnational Media and Pop Culture NEC 3
      NEE 3
        Total 15
    • Year III - Semester V

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Statistics 2 EC 3
      Econometrics 1 EC 3
      Current Issues in Pakistan’s Economy EC 3
      World Economic History EC 3
      International Political Economy EC 3
        Total 15
    • Year III - Semester VI

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Research methods EC 3
      Econometrics 2 EC 3
      Microeconomics 2 EC 3
      Macroeconomics 2 EC 3
      NEE/EE 3
        Total 15
    • Year IV - Semester VII

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      International Trade EC 3
      Monetary Economics EC 3
      Financial Markets EC 3
      NEE/EE 3
      NEE/EE 3
        Total 15
    • Year IV - Semester VIII

      Course Title Course Category Credit Hrs.
      Public Finance EC 3
      Entrepreneurial Economics EC 3
      NEE/EE 3
      NEE/EE 3
      NEE/EE 3
        Total 15

      Note that in this semester the fall intake may take the thesis option instead of the two electives. So they would need to plan their studies accordingly.

    • Courses offered as Non-Economics Core (NEC)

      Course Title Credits Notes
      Academic Writing and Communication 3 Offered by DLA in the fall; one course on writing and communication should be enough. Beyond this course, practice of writing and communications should be encouraged throughout the students’ time at BNU by assigning written assignment and papers and presentations.
      Islamic Studies 1.5 Offered by RO in every semester
      Pakistan Studies: State, Society and Economy 1.5 Offered by RO in every semester
      Intro to Computing 3 The basic computing course which SCIT offers and calls Business Economics. We should be able to cross-list it as “Intro to Computing”
      Intro to World History 3 Offered by DLA in spring; this is essentially the same course as History of the Modern World, just renamed.
      Transnational Media and Popular Culture 3 Offered by DLA in spring
      Intro to Social Anthropology 3 Offered by DLA in spring
      Intro to Political Thought 3 Offered by DLA in fall
        Total 21
    • Courses offered as Economics Core (EC)

      Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
      Fundamentals of Microeconomics 3
      Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 3
      Microeconomics 1 3 Fundamentals of Microeconomics, Mathematics 1
      Macroeconomics 1 3 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics, Mathematics 1
      Microeconomics 2 3 Microeconomics 1
      Macroeconomics 2 3 Macroeconomics 1
      Econometrics 1 3 Mathematics 1, Statistics 1, Fundamentals of Microeconomics, Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
      Econometrics 2 3 Econometrics 1
      Mathematics 1 3
      Mathematics 2 3 Mathematics 1
      Statistics 1 3
      Statistics 2 3 Statistics 1
      Mathematical Economics 3 Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2
      World Economic History or History of Economic Thought 3 Fundamentals of Microeconomics, Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
      Development Economics 3 Microeconomics 1, Macroeconomics 1, Mathematics 1
      Research Methods 3 Fundamentals of Microeconomics, Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
      International Trade 3 Microeconomics 1, Macroeconomics 1
      Public Finance 3 Microeconomics 1
      Monetary Economics 3 Macroeconomics 1, Microeconomics 1
      Entrepreneurial Economics 3 Microeconomics 1
      Current Issues in Pakistan’s Economy 3 TBD
      International Political Economy 3 TBD
      Financial Markets 3 TBD
        Total 69
    • Courses offered as Economics Electives (EE)

      • Health Economics
      • Industrial Organization
      • Financial Economics
      • Game Theory or Economics of Strategy
      • Labor Economics
      • Institutional Economics or Political Economy
      • Information Technology and Development
      • Environmental Economics
      • Gender and Development
      • Energy and Resource Economics
      • International Political Economy
      • Behavioral Finance
      • Economics of defense, terrorism and counter-terrorism
      • Islamic Economics
      • Public-Private Partnership
  • Degree Requirement

    Students are required to complete 132 credit hours in order to complete the degree.

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