Department of Economics
Faculty of Arts of Social Scienc
Program BSS (Honors)
Duration 4 Years
Semester 8
Total Credit 123

The Department offers BSS (Honors) in Economics over 8 semesters in 4 years; i.e., each year consists of two semesters. In order to obtain the Degree, a student needs to complete at least 123 credit hours. Economics is one of the beginning departments at HUB.

The Department includes faculty members who are professionally able in both practical and theoretical studies, and who are trained to teach courses on growth, money, income, trading, depression, prices, and market. There are three faculty members in the Department. All of them have earned their honors and masters from public universities. Of them, Mrs. Khandoker Monjure Kabir (in-charge of the Department) will be on a study-leave (2017-2020) for three years to start a PhD program this fall in the University of Windsor, Canada. To fill in the vacant positions, the University is processing papers for two faculties: one professor and one lecturer.

In most countries (including Bangladesh), Economics is always considered as a prestigious course of studies/ subject. The Department emphasizes on different economic theories, issues and economic policies. The Department prepares its students to become ‘life-ready’ to face the growing challenges of the Millennium. The research generated here reflects an exhilarating scope of methods, approaches, and questions in Micro- and Macroeconomics, International Economics, Money and Banking, Labor Markets, Development Economics, Health Economics, Cost Benefit Analysis, Econometrics and the like.

The objectives of the Department are to:

  • Offer students an opportunity to develop their skills based on the theoretical and practical education of economics;
  • Make them familiar with terms and factors, practices and theoretical basis of the courses;
  • Connect them with the on-going economic trends of the world;
  • Help them think the economic theories in a critical way; and
  • Nurture and nourish their area of interest by applying research.

The economics major helps prepare students for jobs in banks, business sectors, government and non-government organizations, local and international NGOs, educational institutions, and the non-profit sectors. Over all, students will be able to develop the analytical skills needed to work successfully in the field, including the study of logical analysis. With the world continually focused on business, it takes economists to help decipher trends and make good financial decisions.

Semester-Wise Course distribution with Credits

1st Semester:

Code Course Title Credit
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 112 Introduction to Mathematics I 3
ECO 113 Introduction to Statistics 3
ECO 114 Remedial Grammar 3
ECO 115 Computer Fundamentals 3
Total: 15

2nd Semester:

Code Course Title Credit
ECO 121 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 122 Introduction to Mathematics II 3
ECO 123 Statistical Inference 3
ECO 124
Four Basic Language Skills
(Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking)
3
ECO 125 Bangladesh Studies 3
Viva 121 Viva Voce I 0.75
 Total:
15.75

3rd Semester:

Code Course Title Credit
ECO 211 Intermediate Microeconomics I 3
ECO 212 Intermediate Macroeconomics I 3
ECO 213 Agricultural Economics 3
ECO 214 Introduction to Business 3
ECO 215 Environmental Science 3
 Total: 15

4th Semester:

Code Course Title Credit
ECO 221 Intermediate Microeconomics II 3
ECO 222 Intermediate Macroeconomics II 3
ECO 223 Economic History and Macroeconomic Performance of Bangladesh 3
ECO 224 Political Economics 3
ECO 225 Business and Finance 3
Viva 221 Viva Voce II 0.75
 Total: 15.75

 5th Semester:

Code Course Title Credit
ECO 311 Introduction to Econometrics 3
ECO 312 International Economics 3
ECO 313 Labor Economics 3
ECO 314 Population Economics 3
ECO 315 Development of Economic Thought 3
 Total: 15

6th Semester:

Code Course Title Credit
ECO 321 Applied Econometrics 3
ECO 322 Economics of Development 3
ECO 323 Public Economics 3
ECO 324 Environmental  Economics 3
ECO 325 Industrial Organization 3
Viva 321 Viva Voce III 0.75
 Total: 15.75

7th Semester:

Code Course Title Credit
ECO 411 Advanced Microeconomics I 3
ECO 412 Advanced Macroeconomics I 3
ECO 413 Applied Economics 3
ECO 414 Research Methodology 3
ECO 415 Health Economics 3
 Total: 15

 8th Semester:

Code Course Title Credit
ECO 421 Advanced Microeconomics II 3
ECO 422  Advanced Macroeconomics II 3
ECO 423 Urban Economics 3
ECO 424 Natural Resource Economics 3
Viva 421 Viva Voce IV 0.75
Any One of  the following:
ECO 425 Research Work 3
ECO 426 Comprehensive 3
 Total: 15.75