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Bachelor of Economics (B. Econ) Curriculum
Areas No. of Courses Credit Hours
A. Foundation Courses 4 12
B. University Core Courses 4 12
C. General Education (Compulsory) 7 21
D. General Education (Elective) 4 12
E. Economics (Major) 12 36
F. Economics (Electives) 9 27
G. Internship 1 3
H. Community Service (Compulsory) - Non-Credit
I. Career Preparation & Enrichment Workshops (Compulsory) - Non-Credit
Total 41 123

A. Foundation Courses: 4 Courses, 12 Credits

  • 1 Program in Writing and Reasoning
  • 2 Introductory Economics
  • 3 Calculus
  • 3 History of the Liberation War and Emergence of Bangladesh

B. University Core: 4 Courses, 12 Credits

  • 1 Business, Government &Society
  • 2 Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • 3 Leadership and Team Building
  • 4 Analytical Skills and Creative Thinking

C. General Education (Compulsory): 7 Courses, 21 Credits

  • 1 English Composition (3 credits)
  • 2 Basic Statistics (3 credits)
  • 3 Technical Communication (3 credits)
  • 4 Computer as Analysis Tool (3 credits)
  • 5 Bangladesh Studies (3 credits)
  • 6 Probability and Statistical Inference for Economics and Business (3 credits)
  • 7 Mathematics for Business and Economics (3 credits)

D. General Education (Elective): 4 Courses, 12 Credits

  • 1 Bangla Bhasha (3 credits)
  • 2 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • 3 Introduction to Politics and Government (3 credits)
  • 4 Introduction to Information Systems and Technology (3 credits)
  • 5 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • 6 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • 7 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • 8 Introduction to Environmental Management (3 credits)

E. Economics Major: 12 Courses, 36 Credits

  • 1 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • 2 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • 3 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3 credits)
  • 4 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)
  • 5 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)
  • 6 Agricultural Economics (3 credits)
  • 7 Public Finance (3 credits)
  • 8 International Trade (3 credits)
  • 9 History of Economic Thought (3 credits)
  • 10 Economics of Developing Countries (3 credits)
  • 11 Environmental Economics (3 credits)
  • 12 Introductory Econometrics (3 credits)

F. Economics Electives: Any 9 Courses, 27 Credits

  • 1 Money, Banking and Financial Markets (3 credits)
  • 2 Current Issues in Macroeconomic Policy (3 credits)
  • 3 Economics of Climate Change (3 credits)
  • 4 Labor Economics (3 credits)
  • 5 Financial Institutions and Markets (3 credits)
  • 6 Time Series Analysis for Business and Economics (3 credits)
  • 7 Applied Business Modelling (3 credits)
  • 8 Marketing Research Analysis (3 credits)
  • 9 Gender and Development (3 credits)
  • 10 Political Economic Analysis (3 credits)
  • 11 Financial Crises: Concepts and Evidence (3 credits)
  • 12 International Economics (3 credits)
  • 13 Monetary Economics (3 credits)
  • 14 Public Financial Management (3 credits)
  • 15 Business Cycles and Economic Growth (3 credits)
  • 16 Market Structure and Performance (3 credits)
  • 17 Behavioral Economics

G. Internship (3 credits)

This is a mandatory requirement for graduation at the University. Participation in this program should be planned well in advance so that this requirement can be completed by the student at any time before graduation. Usually the students take part in this program during vacation periods in the third and/or fourth year of study. The minimum duration of internship is 12 weeks under supervision of an appropriate qualified person.

The internship is a form of learning that integrates a student’s academic experience with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships allow ZUMS students to gain valuable applied experience and make professional connections, while also giving employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

H. Community Service (Non-Credit)

A student must provide community service for at least two weeks at any time during the final year of bachelor’s studies, as certified by a designated faculty member. The community service must be in programs or activities approved by the University. Community service does not include partisan political activities. The experience of community service reinforces the importance of being civic-minded citizens of society.

I. Career Preparation & Enrichment Workshops (Non-Credit)

This is a non-credit requirement for graduation at the University. As a graduation requirement, all undergraduates are required to participate in a series of Career Preparation & Enrichment workshops to prepare themselves for job applications and necessary skills for future career success. The workshops under this program are topic-specific which mainly help the graduating students gain practice and understanding of the selection process in the job market.

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