Economics

BACHELOR DEGREE IN ECONOMICS with Minor in International 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 International Economics , along with the major. (For Example, Major in Economics with a Minor in International 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 International Economics 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 International 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)- (International 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  
Math 12 Business Calculus 3  

 

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
SOC 100 Omani Society 3  

3rd Year             Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Eco222 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3  
Free Elective American Government 3  
Eco 322 International Trade 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 323 International Finance 3 Eco222
Major  Elective Emphasis Area Elective 3  
Bus 375 International Business 3 Bus 110 & Eco 222

4th Year             Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
SMIS 397 Capstone Course in Economics 3  
  Emphases Area Electives 3  
Eco 351 Economic Development 3  
  Free Electives 3  

 

Emphasis Area Electives (18 credit Hours) A minimum of 12 Cr must be 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 345

Energy Economics

3

Eco 221

Eco 340

Environmental & NR Economics

3

Eco 221

Eco 321/ Fin 250

Corporate Finance

3

Acc 130, Eco 121

Eco 315

Mathematical Economics

3

Eco 221, 222 & Math 12

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