Bachelor of Economics

The Bachelor of Economics offered by the department of Economics and Finance aims to provide students with a solid understanding of economic theories, applied economics and statistical techniques. Driven by the need for Economics graduates with a good understanding of the contemporary economic challenges that the UAE is facing, such as the transition from an oil-based economy towards a knowledge-based economy, the Economics curriculum has been updated and enhanced to provide the graduates with a competitive edge, allowing them to fit into the current dynamics of the job market. Topics covered in the new curriculum include among others: Public Economics, Applied Economics of the Middle East, Environmental and Energy Economics, and Labor and HR Economics. Overall, the program prepares students to effectively use the acquired skills, which are important in many businesses and government agencies and engages them in exciting analyses of real-world economic issues.

Program Objectives

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Critical thinking skills to the analysis and solution of Economics problems .
  • Positive contribution to teams, as members and leaders.
  • Ethical and social awareness at the local and global level .
  • In-depth knowledge in a specialist field of business.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively orally, using technologies to support the oral presentation of information where appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, select and use information technology where appropriate.
  • Apply appropriate technologies and techniques to the collection and analysis of information and derive appropriate conclusions for economic problems.
  • Research, critically evaluate and interpret information to accurately identify economic problems and suggest solutions.
  • Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility in their work.
  • Apply teamwork skills and creativity in leadership and direction, appropriate to the context and level at which they are operating.
  • Demonstrate ethical reasoning in relation to Economic issues.
  • Develop an awareness of the civic responsibilities of the Economics discipline.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of key concepts across the breadth of Economic topics.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the functioning of economic markets and institutions from both a global and local perspective and be able to apply economic tools and concepts to real world problems.
  • Utilize appropriate economic frameworks and theories to research and assess contemporary issues in the field and related allied fields where appropriate.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 120 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHIL120Principles of Professional Ethics3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU104Introduction to Academic English For Business3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS110Scientific Research Skills3.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving  13.000
1 : IBLC - Inquiry based learning courses must be taken within first 30 credit hours

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ECON105Principles of Microeconomics  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ACCT100Principles of Financial Accounting3.000
ECON105Principles of Microeconomics3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural Sciences - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH115Calculus for Business & Economics  33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARAG205Introduction to Fish & Animal Science3.000
ARAG220Natural Resources3.000
BION100Biology and its Modern Application3.000
CHEM181Chemistry in the Modern World3.000
FDSC250Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition3.000
GEOL110Planet Earth3.000
PHED201Physical Fitness and Wellness3.000
PHYS101Conceptual Physics3.000

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MGMT415Strategic Management  43.000
4 : Also counts towards the Major


Colleges of Business

Required Courses (45.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ACCT100Principles of Financial Accounting3.000
ACCT225Fundamental of Cost & Management Accounting3.000
ECON125Principles of Macroeconomics3.000
ESPU240Business Writing in English3.000
FINC240Principles of Financial Management3.000
MGMT200Fundamentals of Management3.000
MIST200Foundation of MIS & Technologies3.000
MKTG200Principles of Marketing3.000
PRVT2652Business Law (E)3.000
SCML200Supply Chain Management & Operations3.000
STAT130Statistics for Business3.000


Economics Program Requirements

Required Courese (18.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ECON211Theory of Microeconomics3.000
ECON212Theory of Macroeconomics3.000
ECON215Money and Banking 3.000
ECON344Public Economics3.000
ECON433Applied Economics of the Middle East3.000

Elective Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ECON236Project Economics 3.000
ECON237Environmental and Energy Economics3.000
ECON239Competition and Business Strategy3.000
ECON333Economic Development and Institutions3.000
ECON338International Economics and Globalization 3.000
FINC344Islamic Finance and Banking3.000
ECON432Research Methods in Economics3.000
ECON441Labor and HR Economics 3.000
ECON455Selected Topics In Economics3.000

Free Electives (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours