WHAT IS BS ECONOMICS?

Bachelors in Economics Program at NUR International University (NIU), with two specializations options (i.e. development economics and econometrics) develops student’s analytical skills in theoretical and empirical aspects of the subject. This program has been designed for students who, after completing 12 years of education, are looking for some knowledge based, career oriented and market driven educational program that would lead to promoting careers. The program is blend of theory, quantitative methods for model building & analysis, research and applied areas in economics. It will develop and sharpen the analytical skills of the students to unlock value in economics data.

WHY AT NIU?

NIU offers the opportunity to specialize either in development economics and econometrics. Unlike any other typical university degree, we will take the students to the frontier of the discipline, covering recent research as well as more established material. The program includes a wide-ranging and diverse set of cutting edge topics in the field of development economics and econometrics with an equality far reaching set of potential application arears.

SCOPE

BS Economics with two majors; Development Economics and Econometrics develops a sense of how important it is to understand ‘the economy’ from different perspectives in order to increase students’ chances of success in their practical life. It also equips student with the analytical tools to tackle important challenges faced by today’s economists.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NIU’s economics graduates through rigorous training will be prepared for carriers in planning and development divisions, government institutes, NGO’s and research institutes, or for further study or research in graduate or professional schools min economics, public policy and management. Another unique feature is the availability of professionals and practical training in an already established and well-knitted set-up in our sister concerns like NUR Student Leadership Program-NSLP, NUR Center for Research and Policy-NCRP and NUR Community Outreach Program-NCOP

Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Economics
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program type Regular
Total Credit Hours 130
Intake Fall/Spring Semester
Semester 1 Semester 2
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Functional English 3(3-0) ENGL 102 Communication Skills 3(3-0)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3(3-0) ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 3(3-0)
ECON 100 Fundamentals of Economics 3(3-0) CSCS 101 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3(3-0) ECON 101 Fundamentals of Microeconomics 3(3-0)
Major Elective I 3(3-0) ECON 106 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 3(3-0)
Major Elective II 3(3-0) Major Elective III 3(3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
ENGL 103 Technical Writing and Presentation Skills  3(3-0) ECON 201 Intermediate Microeconomics  3(3-0)
PKST 101 Pakistan Studies  2(2-0) ECON 206 Intermediate Macroeconomics  3(3-0)
ECON 211 Basic Mathematics for Economists  3(3-0) ECON 216 Introduction to Statistical Methods for Economists  3(3-0)
Major Elective IV  3(3-0) Major Elective VI  3(3-0)
Major Elective V  3(3-0) Major Elective VII  3(3-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
ECON 306 International Trade Theory 3(3-0) ECON 330 Research Methods & Computer Applications 3(3-0)
ECON 327 Public Sector Economics 3(3-0) ECON 322 Econometrics II 3(3-0)
ECON 321 Econometrics I 3(3-0) ECON 354 Game Theory 3(3-0)
ECON 334 Welfare & General Equilibrium Analysis 3(3-0) ECON 332 Development Economics Theory 3(3-0)
ECON 353 Managerial Economics 3(3-0) ECON 331 Advance Mathematical Economics 3(3-0)
ECON 498 (Summer Semester)

Internship

6(0-6)
Semester 7 Semester 8
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
ECON 452 Applied Econometrics 3(3-0) ECON 453 Macroeconometrics 3(3-0)
ECON 355 Panel Data Analysis 3(3-0) ECON 455 Time Series Econometrics 3(3-0)
ECON 406 Micro econometrics 3(3-0) ECON 457 Forecasting methods & applications 3(3-0)
Major Elective I 3(3-0) Major Elective III 3(3-0)
Major Elective II 3(3-0) Major Elective IV 3(3-0)

12 years of education with minimum 50% marks.

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