BS Economic Development & Policy Study

Program Description

The economy of any nation is changing more towards development instead of growth. This change is increasing the demand for graduates with a degree more focused on development along with the strong knowledge of economics and public policy. The BS Economic Development and Policy Study graduates can join both public and private organizations working in the development sectors. This new emerging discipline is also a need for the disaster-struck regions and rural as well as urban areas. Government departments; private and public organizations; research and educational institutes are the potential job markets for these graduates.

Program Objectives

Aims of this four-year degree program are:

  • To provide a sound basis for conceptual understanding of issues related to the study of development policies and practices.
  • To enhance knowledge, develop skills and transfer practical related to social development issues within the overall framework of sustainable development and inter-related spheres.
  • To equip graduates with enough knowledge and skill for entering a diverse field of jobs in government, private & public sectors.
  • To enable the students to pursue their employment positions in actuarial science or more analytical fields by providing them a strong base of quantitative courses.
  • To enable the students to become analysts, advisors, and economists in the public and private sectors.

Program Features

The program provides:

  • A solid foundation in economic development & policy.
  • Understanding about the economic relationships that occur between society and government - as well as the principles that govern these relationships.
  • Professional enhancement and increased opportunities for the current and emerging jobs in the private and public sectors in the regional, national and international arenas.
  • Analytic skills to prepare students for a career in public, private or government sector economy.
  • To encompass the study of societies, economies and institutions of the “developing countries”, their inter-connectedness with the “developed world” and the process through which the international institutions and mechanisms impact upon the overall goals of development within a global context.
  • The groundwork students will need if they decide to pursue a graduate degree in economics, policy or development studies.
  • An emphasis on transforming concepts into practice.
  • Innovative skills to handle independent projects.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

The University welcomes applications from candidates who have successfully completed up to Grade 12 schooling. The most eligible qualifications and specific criteria for admissions are as follows:

  • FSc (Pre-Engineering / Pre-Medical).
  • Intermediate with Arts or General Science or Commerce.
  • Advanced Levels (A’ Levels).
  • Any other equivalent grade 12 degree approved by the Ministry of Education.
  • Minimum 45% or equivalent marks in intermediate or equivalent qualification.