School of Economics

School of Economics

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Course Map



No. of Courses

Credit Hours

A. Foundation Courses



B. University Core Courses



C. General Education (Compulsory)



D.General Education Courses (Elective)



E.Economics (Major) Compulsory Courses



F. Economics (Major) Elective Courses



G.Internship (Compulsory)



H. Community Service (Compulsory)


I. Career Preparation & Enrichment Workshops (Compulsory)





BSS (Economics) Program Requirements

The BSS Economics degree program requires the successful completion of a total of 120 credit hours of study and 3 credits of supervised internship. It is carefully designed to provide a strong understanding of modern economic theory, inculcate independent thought about economic policies and problems, develop the capability for quantitative research, and provide descriptive knowledge about the local and global economies.

This bachelor’s degree is comprised of Foundation Courses, University Core Courses, Major Compulsory Courses, Major Elective Courses, General Education courses, and Internship & Community Service.

The Foundation Courses provide a basic background in Mathematics, Economics and Writing. A student may gain exemption if he/she is already highly competent in these subjects in his/her post-secondary academic institution(s).

The University Core courses can be considered as a part of general education courses. These courses aim to develop breadth in thinking and to give the skills needed to operate in a dynamic and challenging environment.

The compulsory and elective General Education courses expose students to a broad range of knowledge and experience outside of the degree focus.

Economics major compulsory courses cover the core knowledge requirements of the bachelor’s degree. It provides students with specialized expertise within the degree area. The elective courses are important for the concerned field of study.

Internship and Community Service are compulsory requirements for graduation at this University. The students are also required to attend series of Career Preparation & Enrichment workshops.

The undergraduate curriculum, teaching and learning at ZUMS seek to enhance critical thinking and problem solving abilities of students.
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Curriculum Structure

A. Foundation Courses: 4 Courses, 12 Credits

Course Code   Course Title & Credits

ENG 101 Writing and Reasoning (3 credits)

ECO 101 Introductory Economics (3 credits)

MAT 101 Calculus (3 credits)

GED 101 History of the Liberation War and Emergence of Bangladesh (3 credits)

B. University Core: 4 Courses, 12 Credits

Course Code       Course Title & Credits

GED 105 Business, Government &Society (3 credits)

GED 110 Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 credits)

GED 115 Leadership and Team Building (3 credits)

GED 120 Analytical Skills and Creative Thinking (3 credits)


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

Course Code    Course Title & Credits

ENG 221 English Composition (3 credits)

STA 101 Basic Statistics (3 credits)

GED 220 Technical Communication (3 credits)

CSE 101 Introduction to Computing (3 credits)

GED 225 Bangladesh Studies (3 credits)

STA 205 Probability and Statistical Inference for Economics and Business (3 credits)

BUS 210 Mathematics for Business and Economics (3 credits)

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

Course Code   Course Title & Credits

GED 300 Bangla Bhasha (3 credits)

MAT 211 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credits)

GED 305 Introduction to Politics and Government (3 credits)

BUS 305 Introduction to Information Systems and Technology (3 credits)

GED 306 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

GED 307 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

GED 308 Public Speaking (3 credits)

GED 310 Introduction to Environmental Management (3 credits)

E. Economics Major: 12 Courses, 36 Credits

Course Code     Course Title & Credits

ECO 225 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

ECO 245 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

ECO 255 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3 credits)

ECO 325 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

ECO 335 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)

ECO 341 Agricultural Economics (3 credits)

ECO 368 Introductory Econometrics (3 credits)

ECO 375 Public Finance (3 credits)

ECO 425 International Trade (3 credits)

ECO 435 History of Economics (3 credits)

ECO 437 Economics of Developing Countries (3 credits)

ECO 445 Environmental Economics (3 credits)

F. Economics Electives: Any 9 Courses, 27 Credits

Course Code    Course Title & Credits

ECO 337 Labor Economics (3 credits)

ECO 345 Time Series Analysis for Business and Economics (3 credits)

ECO 377 Money, Banking and Financial Markets (3 credits)

ECO 401 Behavioral Economics (3 credits)

ECO 412 International Economics (3 credits)

ECO 447 Economics of Climate Change (3 credits)

ECO 451 Financial Institutions and Markets (3 credits)

ECO 457 Applied Business Modelling (3 credits)

ECO 461 Marketing Research Analysis (3 credits)

ECO 465 Political Economic Analysis (3 credits)

ECO 469 Monetary Economics (3 credits)

ECO474 Business Cycles and Economic Growth (3 credits)

ECO 476 Market Structure and Performance (3 credits)

ECO 477 Current Issues in Macroeconomic Policy (3 credits)

ECO 478 Financial Crises: Concepts and Evidence (3 credits)

ECO 479 Gender and Development (3 credits)

FIN 430 Public Financial Management (3 credits)

G. Internship (3 credits)

Internships allow our students to gain valuable applied
experience and make professional connections, while also giving employers the
opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. The minimum duration of internship is
12 weeks under supervision of an appropriate qualified person.

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. .

I. Career Preparation & Enrichment Workshops

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 also
enable the students to gain exposure to valuable skills that give them
self-confidence and the encouragement to find and cultivate their personal


We consider undergraduate advising as the dynamic
relationship between a student and adviser. Under the advising program at ZUMS,
you receive comprehensive academic guidance across all four years of your
undergraduate career. The advising work includes assistance in identifying
research opportunities, civic engagement programs, and other resources to support
you in on your educational journey.


Some undergraduate students may prefer to remain at one
University for all four years, while others may want to spend their first two
years in Bangladesh and transition to another overseas University for their
remaining two years. We call it the 2+2 program. In order to support our
students in this regard, we are in the process of finalizing arrangements with
a number of overseas Universities to offer our students the 2+2 program.

Undergraduate economics education at ZUMS goes beyond the
classroom, preparing you to navigate the professional world with integrity,
dedication and confidence.


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educational experience one that defines your future success. We carefully
review each application with the goal of admitting all deserving students.

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