The subject of Economics develops theories of human behavior and tests them against the available evidence drawn from real world situations. This retains an element of art, as it is only by having a feel for how people actually behave that economists can focus their analysis on the right issues. Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms. The economic way of thinking can help us make better choices.
Economics program is offered pairing with subjects including Sociology, Management, Psychology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Education and Business Languages. This program aims to produce quality graduates with control over economic theory and applied economics. The graduates would be able to get a leadership position in government sector as well as in the private sector. The program also aims to develop the abilities in its graduates to criticize and practically handle the real world economic issues and give innovative ideas and policies. The program focuses on providing quality teaching and research in accordance with international standards.
This is a morning program with the normal duration of 4 years consisting of 8 semesters that can be extended up to 6 years (12 semesters). The program is comprised of core courses and elective courses with a two compulsory research project of 3 credit hours each.
The Program is focused on the following major areas:
- International Economics
- Monetary and Financial Economics
- Mathematical Economics
- Development Economics