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    BACHELOR DEGREE IN ECONOMICS with Minor in Energy Economics

    Overview

    This program gives a solid understanding of economic principles and concepts and the ability to relate this knowledge to a host of economic, public policy and business problems.   This program will enable the students to get a minor degree in Energy Economics, along with the major. (For Example, Major in Economics with a Minor in Energy Economics)

    The minor courses have the same rigor and content as the fundamental courses. The courses are highly complementary.  It provides flexibility in undergraduate studies and better prepares students for jobs. Specialization in certain areas would increase the employability of the students. Job search would be linked to more focused areas and this will increase the potential output of the job seeker.

    Who should enroll?

    1. The students who look for specialization in one aspect of their course rather than a generic degree
    2. The student who likes to acquire required academic knowledge in the area of energy so that they can easily adapt quickly and innovatively to the work atmosphere and culture.

    Minimum Eligibility

    1. Those who have the Secondary High School Omani Certificate or its equivalent approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.
    2. The students should get a minimum GPA of 2 in all economics courses.

    Opportunities

    1. The student will be aware of the developing and hitherto unexplored fields of study in Bachelor programs like Energy Economics.
    2. The student can pursue higher studies in the same area.
    3. Exposed to more job opportunities in their specialized area

     

    Bachelor of Science in Economics-4 Year Degree Program (120 Credit Hours) (Energy Economics Minor)

       1st Year                 Fall Semester (15 hrs)

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
    English 20 Exposition and Argumentation           3  
    Psych 50 Introduction to Psychology           3  
    IST 50 Introduction to Mgt. & Info Systems           3  
    Math 3 Pre- Calculus           3  
    SPMS 85 Introduction to Speech           3  

     

       1st Year                 Spring Semester (15 hrs)

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
    Eco121 Principles of Microeconomics           3  
    IST 51 Implementing Information System-User Perspective           3 IST50
    Bus110 Management & Organizational behavior           3  
    Phil 35 Business Ethics           3  
    Stat 115 Statistics for Business I           3  

     

    2nd Year             Fall Semester (15 hrs)

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
    Bus 209 Fundamentals of Management 3  
    Hist111 Western Civilization 3  
    Acc 130/ Bus 120 Accounting I 3  
    Eco 122 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Eco 121
    Eng 60 Writing & Research 3 Eng 20, spms 85

     

    2nd Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
    Eco 75 Economic  Development in the Gulf States          3  
    Acc 131 Accounting II          3  
      Humanities/ Art Elective          3  
    Stat 116 Statistics for Business II          3 Stat115
    Math 12 Business Calculus           3 Math3/ Stat115

    3rd Year               Fall Semester (15 hrs)

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
    Eng. 65 Technical Writing          3 Eng 60
    Bus 230 Business Law          3 Eco 121, Bus110
    Eco221 Intermediate Microeconomics          3 Eco121 &122
    Eco211 Introduction to Economic Statistics          3 Eco121 or 122, &Stat 115
    SOC100 Omani Society          3  

    3rd Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
    Eco222 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3  
    POL 90 American Government 3  
    Eco 340 Environmental & Natural Resource Economics 3 Eco 221
    MNGT 325 Entrepreneurship 3 Bus 110, Bus 209
      Emphasis Area Elective 3  

    4th Year               Fall Semester (15 hrs)

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
    Eng 205 Business English          3 Eng 60
    Phil 212 Ethics of Computer Usage          3  
    Eco 345 Energy Economics          3  Eco221
      Emphasis Area Elective          3  
      Bus /Acc  Elective          3  

    4th Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
    SMIS 397 Capstone Course in Economics           3  
      Emphases Area Electives           6  
      Free Electives           6  

     

    Major Electives List in Economics

    Course Code

    Course Name

    Credit

    Prerequisite

    Eco 335

    Cost-Benefit Analysis

    3

    Eco 221

    Eco 311

    Econometrics

    3

    Stat 115& 116, Eco 221&222

    Eco 351

    Economic Development

    3

    Eco 221 or Eco 222

    Eco 321/ Fin 250

    Corporate Finance

    3

    Acc 130, Eco 121

    Eco 315

    Mathematical Economics

    3

    Eco 221, 222 & Math 12

    Eco 322

    International Trade

    3

    Eco 221

    Eco 323

    International Finance

    3

    Eco 222

    Eco 320

    Money & Banking

    3

    Eco 121 & 122

    Eco 223

    Managerial Economics

    3

    Eco 121 & 122

    Psych 212

    Industrial Psychology

    3

    Psych 50

    Psych 372

    Group Dynamics

    3

    Psych 50

    Psych 374

    Organizational Psychology

    3

    Psych 50

    Fin250

    Cooperate Finance

    3

    Bus 209. Eco 321

    Bus 230

    Managerial Accounting

    3

    Acc 130 & Acc 131

    Acc 220

    Accounting by Computer

    3

    Acc 130 & Acc 131

    Eco337

    Financial Mathematics

    3

    Stat 115, Eco121

                                                                                           Total Credits: 120