Economics

BACHELOR DEGREE IN ECONOMICS

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 be of particular benefit to those students who are interested to study about the allocation of resources in the society to fulfill the unlimited needs of people. The degree of its influence in economic, social and political decision making is immense. We build in you academic expertise, the drive to achieve, the right attitude to work, creativity in thinking and problem solving and quick decision making skills

Who should enroll?

The students who are interested to know about:

  1. The students who wants to pursue higher studies in Economics
  2. The students who are interested to know about economic growth and its challenges
  3. The students who want to take up jobs in decision making roles.

Minimum Eligibility

  1. Those who have the Secondary High School Omani Certificate or its equivalent approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Opportunities

 This degree and learning experience may lead the students to pursue influential positions in central and commercial banks, corporate companies, financial, government and private organizations, stock markets educational institutions and so on…

Enable you to pursue higher studies in Economics, Management and related subjects.

Courses and Credit hours’ Distribution

Economics-4 Year Degree Program (120 Credit Hours)

   1st Year                 Fall Semester (15 hrs)

First Year- Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit 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 Name Credit Prerequisite
Stat115 Statistics for Business 1           3 Math3
Eco121 Principles of Microeconomics           3  
IST 51 Implementing Information System-User Perspective           3 IST50
Bus110 Management & Organizational behavior           3  
Phil 35 Business Ethics           3  

2nd Year             Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Name Credit Prerequisite
Bus 209 Fundamentals of Management 3  
Hist111/112 Western Civilization 3  
Bus120 / ACC130 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 Name Credit Prerequisite
Eco 75 Economic  Development in the Gulf States          3  
Acc 131 Accounting II          3  
  Human Elective          3  
Math12 Business Calculus          3  
Stat 116 Statistics for Business II          3 Stat115

3rd Year               Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Name Credit 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, Math 4 or higher &Stat 211
Spms150 Interpersonal Communication          3 SpMs 85

3rd Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Name Credit Prerequisite
Eco222 Intermediate Macroeconomics          3  
POL 90 American Government          3  
Elective Emphasis Area Electives 1+2          6  
Free Elective Free Elective 1          3  

4th Year               Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Name Credit Prerequisite
Eng 205 Business English          3 Eng 60
Phil 212 Ethics of Computer Usage          3  
  Emphasis Area Electives 3          3  
  Emphasis Area Electives 4          3  
  Bus /Acc  Elective 1          3  
  Total Credit Hours        15  

4th Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Name Credit Prerequisite
SMIS 397 Capstone Course in Economics           3  
  Emphases Area Electives 5+6           6  
  Free Electives 2+3           6  

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 322 International Trade 3 Eco 221
Eco 323 International Finance 3 Eco 222
Eco 320 Money & Banking 3 Eco 222
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